Modern Parenting Guide: Privacy and Identity Theft

Perhaps the most valuable piece of currency on the Internet today is personal information. Just as in real life, it needs to be zealously guarded and protected from falling into the wrong hands, as we point out in Parenting High-Tech Kids: The Ultimate Internet, Web, and Online Safety Guide. Case in point: Scammers can use […]

June 3, 2019 0 0

Modern Parenting Guide: What To Know About Sexting

Along with exponential improvements in communications and connectivity, the rise of cell phones has also unwittingly ushered in a great rise in sexting, the transmission of sexually explicit pictures or messages via cellphones, e-mail or social networking sites – especially via text or instant message. Although sexting has certainly gotten its share of media coverage, […]

May 27, 2019 0 0

Video Services and Netflix: What Parents Need to Know

Kids these days want to watch what they want when they want it – largely because virtually everything is now available on-demand. Case in point: Even if they don’t tape a TV program to your digital video recorder (DVR), they can still use the television, computer, tablet PC, video game console or smartphone to purchase, […]

May 20, 2019 0 0

Digital and Streaming Music: What Parents Should Know

Listening to music is one of the most frequent activities that kids engage in online, as we note in Parenting High-Tech Kids: The Ultimate Internet, Web, and Online Safety Guide. After watching TV, downloading and listening to music is easily the second most popular leisure activity that 8 to 18 year olds engage in, according […]

May 13, 2019 0 0

TV and Kids: What Parents Need to Know

You may not realize it, but today’s growingly powerful HDTVs, Ultra HD TVs, 3D TVs and so-called Smart TVs (read: Internet-connected sets) can also provide kids with extensive ways to connect online. And as every parent knows, more connectivity means more safety concerns, as discussed in our recent bestselling book Parenting High-Tech Kids: The Ultimate […]

May 6, 2019 0 0

Internet Safety for Teens and Tweens: What to Know

As parents actively adopt or introduce new technologies and work to prepare kids to “go online,” it becomes clear that these two seemingly simple and innocuous words can, in actuality, have varied and powerful meanings. Just what precisely does it mean to “go online” or to have your kids connect to the Internet? As explained […]

April 29, 2019 0 0

How to Keep Kids From Plagiarizing and Cheating on Homework

With the abundance of online content, it’s easy for kids to pick and choose snippets of information to use in blogs, essays, and assignments and claim it as their own. Sometimes, kids may not realize that they are doing something wrong by copying others’ work, and sometimes actions are intentional; regardless, the consequences are the […]

April 22, 2019 0 0

Kids and Online Safety: In-App Purchases and Microtransactions

Did you know that customers spend tens of billions of dollars online just during the holiday season alone? That’s because it’s easier than ever to click and buy real-life items online, thanks to major search engines integrated shopping info into their results, apps which enable remote purchasing, and exploding interest in Internet retailers like iTunes,eBay, […]

April 15, 2019 0 0

At What Age Should Kids Go Online?

For modern parents, it’s hard to know when kids should go online and at what age they can—and should—start engaging with various forms of technology. Although there are no exact answers, as every family, child, and situation differs, there are some basic guidelines that concerned parents can follow, as we point out in recent bestseller […]

April 8, 2019 0 0

How to Create Strong Online Passwords

As the key to the proverbial kingdom with regards to protecting your family’s custom safety restrictions and personal information online, the importance of choosing strong passwords can’t be overstated. The damage done should they fall in the wrong hands can take weeks or even years to potentially repair, as we point out in Parenting High-Tech […]

April 1, 2019 0 0