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How To Talk To Your Child About The Online Porn Epidemic That May Be Affecting Them

March 13, 2019 - Children, Parenting, parents, Porn, smartphones

It’s specifically affecting young males. They’re reaching the ages of 18, 19, or 20 years old and they’re unable to have a functioning sex life with a partner, because starting at ages 12, 13, or 14 they had unfettered access to graphic and brutal imagery.

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This One Simple Thing Can Keep Your Child Safe Online

March 6, 2019 - Children, Cyberbullying, Empathy, Family, internet safety, Online Safety, Parenting, parents, Phones, Princiapals, Sexting, Smart Phones, smartphones, Teachers, Technology

Parents have an obligation to know who and what our children are texting. I know it’s a scary proposition, looking at your child’s phone, but it’s okay. I grant you that permission. We’ve talked about this before. Your child’s phone is not a diary. Before…

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What Is An Above The Fray Presentation All About?

February 27, 2019 - Apps, Children, Cyberbullying, Empathy, Family, internet safety, Online Safety, Parenting, parents, School, Screen Time, Smart Phones, smartphones, Technology, Teens, Texting

And with the school year already most of the way over (it is!), schools and parents are already thinking about their kids being left alone with their digital devices all summer!

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If You Aren’t The Consumer, You’re The Product

February 6, 2019 - Family, Parenting, Screen Time, Smart Phones, smartphones, Snapchat, Technology, Teens

Something that has my fascination right now is a recent 60 Minutes report by Anderson Cooper on brain hacking. If you’ve not seen it, you have to watch it immediately. It’s mind-blowing. It’s one of the key pieces of our new youth presentation that we’re…

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A Mother’s Terror

January 31, 2019 - Children, Family, internet safety, Parenting, parents, Sex Traffic, Smart Phones, Social Media, Teens, Texting

Yesterday morning at 2:30 a.m. I was faced with a Mothers worst imaginable nightmare.

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Social Media and Body Dissatisfaction

January 23, 2019 - Children, Instagram, Parenting, Snapchat

This is a real issue. This is a red flag. The sirens are going off. The impact that social media and digital technology is having on our children’s body image and body dissatisfaction has never been more real and it’s never been more important to address.

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Parents, Are You Leading By Example?

December 19, 2018 - Children, Family, Instagram, Parenting, Teens

I got to spend some time with my mom in South Carolina recently and she opened my eyes to something I want to share with you, parents. And it’s this… how much time are you spending on your phone in front of your children? Do…

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How To Start Talking To Your Child About Their Digital Life

December 14, 2018 - Children, Empathy, Parenting, parents, Social Media, Teens

I want to write a little bit about the word empathy. We know what it means. We’re educated people. We get it. We hear the word all the time. Many people say empathy is sorely lacking in today’s society. One of the reasons why this…

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Christmas Break Is Almost Here. Are You Ready?

December 12, 2018 - Children, Family, Gaming, internet safety, Online Safety, Parenting, parents, Phones, School, smartphones, Social Media, Student, Tablets, Technology

If your kids are going to be left alone over the break with their smartphones, tablets, computers, or gaming consoles, there’s one vital conversation that needs to happen… NOW! Christmas break is almost here and you know what that means. Whether you’re a teacher or…

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2 Things You Must Do Before You Give The Gift Of Technology This Christmas

December 5, 2018 - Bark, Children, Family, internet safety, Screen Time, Smart Phones, Social Media, Tablets, Technology

Of course, tablets and smartphones are two of the hottest holiday items this year, but before you give them to your child, you have to do these two things. What are your kids asking for this Christmas? We know the answer to that. They’re asking…

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