Posts tagged "online"

Tweens spending more time online and engaging in riskier behavior than parents realize

Tweens spending more time online and engaging in riskier behavior than parents realize
A survey released today revealed that parents are seriously underestimating the amount of time their tweens and teens spend online. Even more surprising, a vast majority of parents believed that the internet was a safe for their kids. The McAfee survey, “Digital Deception: Exploring the Online Disconnect between Parents and Kids,” showed that teens and... Read more »

Snapchat: Tweens, teens love it while parents have concerns

Snapchat: Tweens, teens love it while parents have concerns
Have you heard of Snapchat? It’s gaining in popularity and while many parents have heard of it, even more kids are using it. Snapchat is the fourth most popular app on the iTunes charts and now claims to process more than 30 million messages a day. Is your tween on Snapchat? How much do you... Read more »

Posting photos online: the one time my tween can tell me no and make me proud

Posting photos online: the one time my tween can tell me no and make me proud
As a mom, I make the rules and I expect my child to respect those rules. Recently, though, my daughter turned the tables, and I was fine with her setting the rules, and I was surprisingly just fine with it. She declared that she didn’t want any photos taken of her on the internet, and... Read more »
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National Trivia Day: Trivia games for both kids and parents

National Trivia Day: Trivia games for both kids and parents
National Trivia Day is January 4! Did you know that the world record for longest running game of trivia is 17 months? You don’t have to play that long, but my tween is a big fan of trivia. Here are some online resources for fun, kid-friendly trivia. Some of these sites your tween can play... Read more »

What parents must do to protect children from cyberbullying

Today I am very happy to welcome guest poster Kortney Peagram.  She owns a small company, Bulldog Solution, that runs anti-bullying, diversity, and leadership programs across Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. She has over 8 years of facilitation and training experience, and is sharing her advice on how parents can protect kids and tweens who... Read more »