October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and schools across the United States are standing up against bullying, and educating on prevention. But before we work to prevent it, it’s important to understand what cyberbullying is. 10 Types of Cyberbullying 1. Exclusion Exclusion is the act of leaving someone out deliberately. Exclusion exists with in-person bullying … Continue reading The 10 Types of Cyberbullying
Children learn about stranger danger from a very young age. We remind them about the importance of their safety whenever they step out of the home. Those same cautions should be applied to the cyber world. Children are beginning to use the internet at younger ages. They have access to oodles of information at their … Continue reading 7 Tips On Keeping Your Child Safe Online
Part 1 explored safety concerns and hidden dangers of social apps popular with teens today. But the more we researched, the more risky apps and websites we found. So today we are bringing you Part 2, an investigation into more popular teen apps. Hidden Apps Hidden apps, also known as vault apps and ghost apps, … Continue reading Popular Teen Apps Parents Need To Know (Part 2)
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
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A list of safe YouTube resources for students of all ages, spanning from entertainment to education.
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