April 7, 2021
Teen with her hands on her forehead looking at a computer screen.

COVID Lockdown Creating More Opportunities for Sexual Predators

Highlights Cyber predators are having an easier time finding targets in the current environment. Parents may miss signs that their kids are in trouble because they […]
March 17, 2021
Cyber bullying

Cyberbullying 2021: Bullying Can Cause Serious Mental Health Issues

Highlights: Bullying can cause an instant reaction, but it can also lead to long-term problems for the bullied child. About 1 in 5 children experience bullying. […]
March 3, 2021
Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying 2021: What To Do When Your Child Is the Bully

Highlights Parents need to learn to recognize the signs that their child is bullying. They aren’t always obvious.  All children need to talk about bullying with […]
February 17, 2021
Getting negative texts on a phone.

Cyberbullying 2021: How to Tell If Your Child is Being Bullied Online and What to Do About It

Overview: According to one survey, 73 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds reported having been victims of school bullying in their lifetimes, and 34 percent have experienced cyberbullying. […]
February 3, 2021
Online review.

Can Your Teen “Clean Up” Their Social Reputation?

Overview: Teens who regularly use online platforms should be careful about what they post. Many types of online activity can work against them when they’re ready to […]
January 22, 2021
Looking at a computer screen.

LGBTQ Youth at Greater Risk for Online Bullying

Highlights: LGBTQ youth generally spend more time online than their heterosexual peers. The Internet offers safe spaces for teens who identify as sexual minorities to interact […]
January 6, 2021
Online dating app.

Meet-ups and Hook-ups: Is Your Teen Using Dating Apps?

Highlights Teens are using dating apps designed for them but also apps created for adults, sometimes falsifying their birth dates.  Dating apps are generally unsafe for […]
December 21, 2020
Computer monitoring software

3 Ways to Block Websites on an iPhone

Smartphones have become vital to everyday life. And not just adult lives – teenagers and even younger children have their own phones and use them for […]
December 7, 2020
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How to Block Websites on Android Devices

Children of all ages use smartphones and tablets to talk to their friends, entertain themselves, and even for schoolwork. While not all parents agree on how […]