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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



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



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



Concentration is hard. Even those of us who have already made it through all the requisite schooling and well into the throes of adulthood find concentration to be one of the bigger struggles in our daily lives. So, while I may be a little late for some of us, why […]

Raising Smart Kids: Sharpen Your Child’s Concentration Skills Without Them ...