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November 26, 2010
Helping parents keep up with technology
In our fast-paced world of technology, it is difficult for parents to keep up.The speed of this technological evolution often outpaces a parent’s ability to develop effective strategies to address it.
November 16, 2010
Ask an Expert: Is my son addicted to the Internet?
Think your teen is addicted to the Internet? Here's a checklist that will help you find out for sure.
November 12, 2010
Study shows link between chronic teen texters and sex
Parents are not LOL about this: New data released this week reveals that the dangers of excessive texting among teens are not limited to the road. Hyper-texting and hyper-networking are now linked to risky health behaviors, including sex, drinking and smoking.
October 20, 2010
Ask an Expert: Risks facing teens in schools.
Our teens today may be facing concerns that are new to adults’ experience, such as cyber-bullying and sexting. I encourage all parents to become educated on these topics in order to open the doors to conversation with your teen.
October 18, 2010
Ask an Expert: How much screen time is too much?
How much time should your child spend staring at a computer or television screen? Here's what EdNews Parent expert and psychologist Kevin Everhart has to say.
October 5, 2010
Ask an Expert: Should my fourth-grader get a cell phone?
The question of when to give a child a cell phone is becoming more and more relevant in our technology-obsessed society. Read what these two EdNews Parent experts have to say about it. For starters, it has to do with a child's maturity - not his age. Is your child mature? Read this post and you'll find out.
September 22, 2010
Ask an Expert: How to keep my teen daughter safe on Facebook.
My number one rule for teenagers is you don't communicate with someone online if you do not know that person in person. You should know every person or "friend" on your social networking site personally. If you do not know them in person, then you could be talking to a stalker, sex offender, or, as most teens call them, a "creeper".
September 20, 2010
Internet safety tips for parents
Educate yourself, then your child. Banning a child from certain sites may only motivate him or her to spend more time on them. They can go elsewhere to go online where you then have no control. Talk to your child about how to be safe in life and online. Talk with your child about the dangers of posting personal information. Talk about how people who are online may not actually be who they say they are. This same rule applies to cell phones.
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