3 Scary Things Haunting Your Kids Online

Parent Alert:  3 Scary Things Haunting Your Kids Online

Halloween is just around the corner, which means that you may be carving pumpkins, getting costumes ready, buying candy, and thinking about how to keep your kids safe while they’re out and about trick-or-treating. But have you thought about how to keep them safe in your own home? Here are three scary things haunting your kids online and how to keep them safe:

1)  Separating Perception from Reality: New in Pornography Research

Think you know what your kids have been exposed to online?… Read More Read more

Social Media App Ratings: Can Parents Trust Them?

If your 13 year old wants to download Snapchat or Instagram, how do you know if these apps are age-appropriate? In the App Store, both Snapchat and Instagram are rated “12+.” But who’s doing the rating? (Good question!) Do Snapchat and Instagram allow harmful content? (Umm …YES!) And can parents filter the content? (Nope!)

Where’s the accountability?

Turns out that the app developers are responsible for rating their own apps!… Read More Read more

Parent Alert! YouTube’s Pedophile Problem + How Clever Kids Misuse Google Docs

Our regular Parent Alert! news updates help parents stay ahead of the trends affecting kids in our hypersexualized culture. Here’s what’s going on in March 2019.

YouTube caught enabling child sexual exploitation!

Eleven-year-old Corie loved to share her gymnastics competitions on her YouTube channel. She was proud of her accomplishments and eagerly read the comments: “Great job on the double backflip!”  “You’ve worked so hard and it’s paying off!” While scrolling through the comments she was surprised to find that one viewer had left just a timestamp and the word “hot” next to it.… Read More Read more

Social Media and FOMO: What the Fear of Missing Out is Doing to Your Family

There were a few times over this past holiday season where I seriously debated about whether or not to post pictures of our family’s adventures. It’s not that they were extravagant or unique, but my thoughts kept returning to the people who would see my pictures and wonder why their own lives couldn’t be *this* happy or *this* fun. We all know that happy pictures capture a moment, but somehow the concept of “moment” doesn’t apply when we gaze into the social media world.… Read More Read more

7 Ways Predators and Porn will Target Kids in 2019 – Be Prepared Not Scared!

Do you know where the latest digital dangers are lurking? Make no mistake about it: the porn industry and predators want your kids. National security depends upon good intelligence – knowing who the enemies are and where they will strike. Your family security needs it too! It’s time to be prepared, not scared. Armed with current intel on the current ways pornography and predators target children, you’ll be ready to protect your kids in 2019.… Read More Read more

Parent Alert! The Surprising Results When 10 Teen Girls Did a Digital Detox

Our regular Parent Alert! news updates help parents stay ahead of the trends affecting kids in our hypersexualized culture. This month we’re covering headlines from the social media world: digital detox for teens; new research on mental health and social media; Tumblr bans pornography; and what’s going on with Celine Dion’s new fashion line for kids? Here’s what’s trending in December 2018!… Read More Read more

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