popular topics in internet safety

  • Harvard students expelled over their posts
    Communicating With Teens
    Harvard Rescinds Students Over Posts: How Can You Keep Your Students from Dangerous Posts?
    According to the Harvard Crimson, Harvard University’s on-campus newspaper, at least 10 students of the class of 2021 have been asked not to join their fellow students at the prestigious school this fall. Their acceptance was rescinded after th...
    Laurie Mega
  • Screen Free Week Family Activities
    Entertainment and Activities
    7 Family Activities to Celebrate Screen-Free Week
    Does your family spend too much time with their noses glued to screens, like computers, TVs, smart phones, the latest iGadget? If so, then perhaps give Screen Free Week a try. Screen free what? From May 1-7, unplug from any and all digital ent...
    Steven Auger
  • kids on phones
    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 to mo...
    Erin Dower
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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
  • kids mindlessly watching something on a computer or tablet
    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
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Internet Pornography
    Boys and Porn: What's Normal?
    Boys and Porn: What's Normal?Is Viewing Porn Normal? Fact: Boys consume lots of pornography: online porn, videos, cable TV, magazines, and virtual reality games. Fact: Boys ages 12-17 are among the biggest consumers of pornography. Fact: Adolesc...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dealing With Bullies
    11 Warning Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied
    Recent tragic events in the news have again brought to light how serious and devastating bullying can be. Aside from physical abuse, bullying can also include verbal abuse (taunting, teasing, and name-calling), emotional abuse (making someone the...
    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
  • Mother and son facing each other using laptops
    Social Networking
    5 Things You Should Do Before Your Kids Join Social Media Sites
    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram — in today's 24/7 digital world, social media sites have become a part of your child's everyday life. Educate yourself on each popular social media site and app so that you can stay in the know about what your child...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Rules of Thumb on Children
    Mobile Apps
    Smart Rules of Thumb for Children's App Use
    It goes without saying that smartphones and apps have become an integral part of our everyday lives. But what about our children's lives? At what age is it okay to let your kids start using smartphones? Which apps are safe and which are not? We...
    Erin Dower
  • Tv Addiction
    The M2 Generation: Are Your Kids Too Dependent on the Media?
    The M2 Generation: Are Your Kids Too Dependent on the Media? Is the media taking over your child's life? That's what a nationwide survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation seems to suggest. Experts are calling them the M2 Generation - tod...
    Lindsay Hutton