popular topics in internet safety

  • CCSE Facebook Live
    Entertainment and Activities
    Live in..3…2…1…Action
    Come on, admit it. We’ve all dreamed of being a TV or movie star. If American Idol allowed you to audition in the shower, you would have taken over the music industry. How often did that hairbrush serve as a makeshift microphone? You know you h...
    Patrick Craven
  • Smartphones
    Entertainment and Activities
    Center for Cyber Safety and Education: Your Toys Are Listening
    We have all heard the horror stories from our parents about the days when you had to actually get out of your chair to change one of the three channels on the TV or flip a record to hear more music. But now we have evolved past the remote and man...
    Patrick Craven
  • 10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids
    Mobile Apps
    10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids' Mobile Use
    */ Kids and mobile devices can be a scary mix. Whether your toddler is just starting to use your family tablet or your teen has a new smartphone of her own, check out the wide variety of apps and software — free and paid — that you can use t...
    Erin Dower
  • Instilling Values
    What Does Dignity Mean?
    Dignity is one of the most important things to the human spirit. It means being valued and respected for what you are, what you believe in, and how you live your live. Treating other people with dignity means treating them the way we’d like to...
    Constanze Niedermaier
  • Kids
    Kids
    Parenting in the Age of the iPhone: Raising Kids with Today's Technology
    */ It’s a familiar scene: the family sitting at the dinner table, mom and dad scrolling through emails, while the kids are engrossed in their own iPads, texting and Facebooking other people across town while not looking at the person acros...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    5 Facts Parents Need to Know About Pokemon Go
    Pokémon Go, the latest mobile craze, has taken the world by storm — but what exactly is it all about? If you’re in the dark, you’re not alone. We’ve got answers to some of the biggest questions and safety concerns parents have about Pok...
    Jessica Thiefels
  • Mobile Apps
    Safety Beyond Facebook: 12 Social Media Apps Every Parent Should Know About
    */ Pop quiz: What is Voxer? If you're scratching your head, it's time to read up on the trendy new social media apps kids are using. Friending your child on Facebook is now just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online safety. Click thro...
    Erin Dower
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Internet Safety
    6 Safe Search Engines for Kids
    With school back in session, the Internet can be a great resource for homework help, but you might be worried about your child accessing inappropriate sites and information while he surfs the Web. These safe search engines for kids offer prescree...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • family screen time, addicted to technology
    Kids and Cell Phones
    8 Quick Tips for Curbing Your Family's Screen Time
    It's dinner time and everyone in your family is nose-down, glued to their phones and mobile devices, rather than making good ol'-fashioned eye contact. Sound familiar? Setting limits on screen time — and remembering to put down our own devices ...
    Erin Dower
  • Young boy taking picture outside using smartphone camera
    Kids and Cell Phones
    7 Tips to Childproof Your Smartphone
    Raise your hand if your child thinks your phone is just another one of her toys. We all know the feeling! Smartphones can be a great source for educational entertainment for children, but let's face it — curious kids have the uncanny ability to...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Two kids using laptops with bowl of popcorn
    Educational Websites
    Best Learning Websites for Toddlers and Preschoolers
    The Internet isn't just for big kids anymore! With many sites now available for toddlers, learning colors, numbers, and letters has never been easier. Check out our list of the best websites for kids, and find fun games, printables, and more that...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Behavior Checklists and Charts Printables
    We Can!™ Screen Time Chart
    Print this weekly screen-time log to see how much time your kids spend in front of a screen each day, presented by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's We Can!™ program to boost children's activity level and nutrition. Reme...
  • Young girl using flip phone
    Kids and Cell Phones
    6 Questions to Ask Before Getting Your Child a Cell Phone
    At what age should you get your child a cell phone? According to PewResearch Center, the average age is between 12 and 13, but when to get your child a cell phone is a personal decision, and can vary from kid to kid based on maturity and need. Be...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids
    Mobile Apps
    10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids' Mobile Use
    */ Kids and mobile devices can be a scary mix. Whether your toddler is just starting to use your family tablet or your teen has a new smartphone of her own, check out the wide variety of apps and software — free and paid — that you can use t...
    Erin Dower
  • Internet Safety
    6 Safe Search Engines for Kids
    With school back in session, the Internet can be a great resource for homework help, but you might be worried about your child accessing inappropriate sites and information while he surfs the Web. These safe search engines for kids offer prescree...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • tween girls taking selfie with smartphone
    Internet Safety
    What Is Digital Citizenship? Teaching Kids to Be Smart & Safe Online
    What Is Digital Citizenship? Teaching Kids to Be Smart & Safe Online We've all read news stories about the downside of mobile technology and social media: cyberbullying, harassment, stalking, sexting, catfishing, and the list goes on. It's enough...
    Erin Dower