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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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Predators Know All About This… Do You?

November 28, 2018 - Babies, Children, Crime, Online Safety, Parenting, Predators, Sextortion, Snapchat

Blackmailing young people to send nude photos online is a vicious and growing trend. This is something all parents need to be talking to their children about.

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Here’s How We Parent Online

November 8, 2018 - Children, Cyberbullying, Family, Online Safety, Parenting, Phones, Porn, School, Sexting, Smart Phones, Social Media, Teachers, Technology, Texting

This is the one tool Above The Fray endorses to help parents keep their kids safe online. You can learn more by visiting BeAboveTheFray.org/bark.

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Silicon Valley Is Sounding The Alarm. This Should Scare The Hell Out Of You.

October 31, 2018 - Apps, Children, Online Safety, Parenting, Phones, Screen Time, Student, Technology, Teens

If the people who are building these tools and, games, and devices are now saying they don’t want their kids using them… shouldn’t that be the wakeup call we need? Read: A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley Read:…

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Why Are School Districts Not Proactively Addressing This Issue?

October 24, 2018 - Online Safety, Parenting, Princiapals, School, Teachers, Technology

It’s an awful, horrific topic. No one wants to talk about it. But we have to, for the sake of our kids. Click here for more information about our Blurred Lines program.

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