On average, teens spend about 9 hours a day using media. With summer break, that number may increase. The apps most popular among teens and tweens may seem harmless; however, there are real safety concerns that parents need to be aware of: Yubo Yubo, formerly known as Yellow is a free mobile app that connects … Continue reading Popular Teen Apps Parents Need To Know (Part 1)
Teens are suffering second-degree burns from purposefully rubbing salt and ice on their skin. Laundry detergent pods are being swallowed resulting in hospitalizations. Recently, a student at a New Jersey High School died after playing something called the Choking Challenge. The recent rise of social media challenges is putting teens at risk of serious physical … Continue reading Social Media Challenges: What Adults Need To Know
How parents can ensure teen online safety without being overbearing.
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A list of safe YouTube resources for students of all ages, spanning from entertainment to education.
The web holds a wealth of information – including content that may be inappropriate or dangerous for young audiences. A request for personal details, cheap ticket offers to a sporting event, or suggestion to meet “in person” ? STOP! These are all red flags of online culture to watch out for. Kids are likely to … Continue reading Parental Control Quick Guide: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online
Today’s youth is exposed to technology very early in life – according to 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics, "30% of U.S. children first play with a mobile device when they are still in diapers”. Relative to toddlers, children aged 8 are more capable and conscientious of their actions. However, they are barely halfway through elementary … Continue reading Safe, Kid-Friendly Alternatives to Google, YouTube, and Beyond
YouTube celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year. According to comScore, it is the top online video content website, with over 152 million unique monthly viewers. Offering diverse content (everything from Video Games to Health & Beauty and Japanese cats), YouTube appeals to many different audiences – especially kids. In both schools and homes, it … Continue reading 4 Ways for Parents to Keep Kids Safe on YouTube