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  I emptied my spam folder yesterday. All 500+ messages. This morning I logged in and I’m blessed (insert sarcasm) with another 114 spam messages.   They are quite ridiculous! Not only in amount but content: Sara has replied with a private msg (84 more pics) View Nudes Here, baby […]

Spam Free Email, Yes this DOES Exist!


What were some of your favorite childhood memories? For many of us, we might answer with days spent outside, camping in the backyard, riding bikes, building forts, watching Saturday morning cartoons, or playing pick-up games of ball with our friends. We occupied our time hanging out at a friend’s house […]

Technology vs.Nature – Why Outdoor Activities Are Essential for Kids





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With social media in the hands of so many young kids and adolescence, sometimes their inner most thoughts are easy to publish online… which is the LAST place it should be.  A vent, a sadness, an overjoyed moment, a spoken crush, and a weak split second of uncertainty, so many […]

Dear Social Media, You Are Not My Diary


Looking through most social media feeds, we’re bombarded with posts from “friends” showing off the latest vacation.  We also see “check-in’s” where the poster will check- in at various locations. The danger with posting current pictures or “checking-in” can be a perfect formula for theft.  When a status on social […]

Can Oversharing on Social Media Welcome a Thief?



It can be hard to constantly monitor what your child is doing online. If you’re always stressed about your child’s activity, not only is it bad for you, but you could limit your child’s vital learning about how to use important technology. In our increasingly digital world, the more a […]

Four Signs in Kids That Can Indicate Unsafe Online Behavior


There are so many terrifying statistics relating to online safety for children that it’s difficult to choose which to begin this article with. Do I go for the fact that one in three children has been a cyberbullying victim? Or do I point out that 90% of kids over eight […]

Keeping your Children Safe Online: Ten Essential Tips


These days, there’s no denying that we live in a very high-tech world. Even our children spend hours a day accessing the internet from smartphones, tablets, and home computers. Bark recommends a technology contract as a terrific way to bring the family together to create and understand the rules around […]

Create a Technology Contract With Your Child



“If you really loved me…” That is what led twelve year old Michaela Snyder to engage in sexting with her crush who was also in the same grade. The boy was issuing threats that he would end the relationship if she didn’t send him intimate pictures. After talking with her peers and […]

Starting the Conversation- Sexting and Your Teen. Guest Post ...