May 5, 2021
Teen buying drugs

Is Your Teenager Buying Drugs Online? Here’s How to Find Out

Highlights: Teens can find drugs online in a variety of places, including social media. Emojis, money transactions, and internet history can tell you if your teen […]
April 21, 2021
Happy family

4 Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) for Family Play

Highlights MMOGs can be a good way for families to spend time and play together during pandemic lockdowns. MMOGs help build teamwork and problem-solving skills.  Some […]
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 […]