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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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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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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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Finally… A Parental Monitoring App We Can Endorse

October 17, 2018 - Apps, Children, Cyberbullying, Family, Online Safety, Parenting, Phones, School, Social Media, Student, Teens, Texting

After years of saying no to parental monitoring apps, we finally found one that works for parents, schools, and young people. Watch, then visit: https://www.bark.us/abovethefray#signup

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Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents… This One Is For YOU!

October 10, 2018 - Children, Parenting, Princiapals, School, Smart Phones, Teachers, Teens

Educators play a unique role in helping kids handle the digital world, and one of the most important ways of doing that is by talking about the issue.

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We Asked… You Answered: 2018 Back-To-School Educator Survey

September 12, 2018 - Children, Online Safety, Parenting, Princiapals, School, Teachers, Technology, Teens, Uncategorized

Without further ado, here are the results of our 2018 Back-To-School Educator Survey.

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YouTube Challenges And Your Kids

August 22, 2018 - Children, Parenting, Teens, YouTube

This seems like something we shouldn’t even have to discuss, right? But it’s all too real. And your child might be at risk.

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No One – Not Parents, Not Kids – No One Wants To Hear This

August 15, 2018 - Children, Empathy, Facebook, Family, Instagram, Online Safety, Parenting, Porn, Smart Phones, Snapchat, Social Media, Student, Technology, Teens

Studying the effects of digital technology on kids for the past few years has finally led me to this place. It’s not where I want to be. It’s where I have to be. And I think, once you watch this video, you’ll agree. Read this:…

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