Internet Safety



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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 ...



Kids are more in tune with technology and new gadgets than us parents. They may already be using the latest social networking app or are familiar with the latest games while we’re still trying to figure out Facebook and Twitter. The use of smartphones by kids is always a double-edged […]

Smarter Ways to Protect Your Kids through Their Smartphones