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Here's How You Can Protect Your Child Online (Even When You're Not Around)

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 09.12.2016 | Parents
Charmaine Belonio

Before we became parents, we were once children. However, our generation didn't spend time playing on computers and other electronic devices. Instead, we played hide and seek and other group sports with our neighbors and friends. We didn't know the internet until we're old enough; a huge contrast to our kids who probably know how to navigate to YouTube to watch their favorite cartoon show without needing us to help them.

What "Sounds Cool" on the Internet May Hinder Your Child in Real Life

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.31.2016 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

While it is easy to be caught off-guard when a child uses inappropriate language online, it is important for the parent to not overreact or belittle the child because the parent's response to the child's probably experimental rebellion may have a lasting impact on her. A warm and positive relationship with the child will induce her to seek the parent out for information and advice about words and behavior.

The Process of Learning: The Elusive Key to Academic Success

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.15.2016 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Digital or not, learning necessitates development of awareness among students about the process of learning. Such developments require cooperative efforts among teachers, educators, and computer scientists to conceptualize and use technology in an efficient manner.

Things to Think About During the Internet Safety Month

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 06.30.2016 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

The U.S. Congress, supported by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), has designated June as National Internet Safety Month. As we near the end of the month, what are the lessons we have learned about cyber safety so far?

5 Ways to Child-Proof Your Electronics | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents

Keeping your devices safe and secure is vital these days, especially when your children are using them. Here are five tips for child-proofing your electronic gadgets.

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Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 04.19.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

photo by Meme Binge Nestled peacefully under my blankets, I heard my bedroom door swoosh open with a sense of urgency. A second later, inches from my...

The Dangers of Texting While Driving

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

"It is common sense," one may exclaim in exasperation, "that reading and texting while driving is dangerous. Isn't the warning superfluous?"

A Close Look at the Online Spending Behavior of Children

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

As consumers, it is up to us to teach our children to use, and not abuse, technology.

How Watching Sex And Violence In Movies May Desensitize Parents

Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:54pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Parents may get so accustomed to seeing sex and violence in movies and t...

There Is an App for That? Tips From an Elementary Math Teacher

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Schools are embracing digital technologies like never before. However, many parents have a mistaken notion that the tablet or laptop replaces previously-used physical mediums, like the textbook or notebook.

Understand and Protect Your Kids' Privacy at School

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 11.01.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

If the whole issue of privacy is new and the phrase "personally identifiable information" doesn't mean anything to you, it is time to get started and educate yourself!

Tips And Tricks To Get Ready For 'Back to School'

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Most K-12 schools are back in session (in the U.S.) over the next few weeks. It is time to prepare to get back into the routine and get things in orde...

Uncle Sam Parenting 101, How Much Is Enough

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Wendy N. Powell

Right down the street in my town of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, a mother was cuffed and taken away from her home due to her 7-year-old son's walk to th...

Why I Don't Want to Hear About New Parental Control Products

Larry Magid | Posted 09.06.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

Controls that block inappropriate content usually work well for young children but not for older ones. Products to monitor Internet or mobile use may be necessary for some kids, but not for most.

To Spy or Not to Spy on Our Digital Kids

Diana Graber | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

In a perfect world, kids would come fully-equipped with the cognitive capacities to make wise decisions online, starting from the moment they first press a sticky finger to the screen of a smartphone or tablet.

Tips for Parents to Avoid 4 Online Traps for Kids

Russ Warner | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

Technology is wonderful, useful, and helpful. But, it can also be distracting, dangerous, and hurtful... especially when a child innocently stumbles into an unknown area or person.

New Parental Controls Nix the Fear, Up the Features

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Parental controls -- the real, technical kind -- can support you in your efforts to keep your kids' Internet experiences safe, fun and productive. They work best when used openly and honestly in partnership with your kids.

Which Websites Should a Parent Block, Based on a Child's Age?

Russ Warner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

Anyone old enough to hold a phone or tablet can access and browse the Internet. Within seconds, millions of pages are available. With that access, there are questionable users and explicit material within easy reach -- whether accessed intentionally or accidentally.

How to Keep Your Child Safe on the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad

Russ Warner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

These devices are used by kids for socializing, videos, games, music, reading, studying and much more. Although each of these things is positive, there is one potential danger area for kids -- unlimited Internet access through Wi-Fi or a carrier network.

Confession: The Internet Is the Air I Breathe, and Honestly -- It's Refreshing

Melissa Maypole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

If I don't want my 11-year old to spend three-quarters of his life playing Minecraft, then I need to stop looking at the monitor long enough to take a good, hard look in the mirror.

It's Time to Be a Parent and Not a 'Secret Diary Reader': A Response to 'Cyberparenting and the Risk of T.M.I.'

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Dr. Larry Rosen

My suggestion is to be that unique parent that talks to your children about dangers and works with your child from a young age to build their trust. That way, when they receive a communication that makes them feel uncomfortable , they will talk to you, their parent, about it.

Need To Know: Protecting Your Kids Online, From Jennifer Jolly (WATCH)

Posted 03.06.2013 | Home

How can you keep your kids safe when they're online? Award-winning tech expert Jennifer Jolly spilled her top three tips to keep children out of Inter...

Internet Predators: Parents, Monitor Your Children!

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Monitoring your child's iPhone or computer usage is not an invasion of privacy -- it's protecting them from harm.

How to Keep Alias Generation Off Facebook

Steven Kurlander | Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents
Steven Kurlander

Millions of kids like my daughter are already on Facebook and other social media sites. At this point, trying to limit their access is a joke.

Time for the Supreme Court to End FCC Indecency Censorship

Berin Szoka | Posted 03.12.2012 | Media
Berin Szoka

Invalidating the FCC's indecency rules doesn't mean the government can do nothing. But our Constitution requires that government focus on helping parents -- rather than choosing for them.