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What Are Your Kids Really Doing on Their Cell Phones and How Can You Keep Them Safe?

Risa Ferman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Risa Ferman

How many of us have handed over a mobile device that gives our children complete access to the world, with all of its lures and dangers? Many of us feel helpless when faced with youthful demands for technology and our own inability to understand how it can be used -- or misused.

Lonely and Horny? Married But Open? Seeking Men or Women? Something In-Between? There's an App for That!

Robert Weiss | Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology
Robert Weiss

As modern life has shifted away from the home or office-based computers and become all about the smartphone, we now have apps that allow us to literally "hook-up" on the go.

Digital Teens and the Three T's

Stephen Balkam | Posted 07.18.2012 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

It would certainly change the culture of deception that leads kids and many of their parents to lie about their dates of birth to join social networking sites in the first place and provide a much safer environment for tweens who are already there in droves.

Skout's 'Flirt, Friend, Chat' May Be Fine for Adults, But Not for Kids

Larry Magid | Posted 08.20.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

There is nothing wrong with services like Skout as long as they're used with appropriate safeguards, and Skout does offer safety tips for meeting people offline. But there have been three reported cases of teenage users being raped by adults -- posing online as teenagers -- who found them on Skout.

Flirting App Bans Minors After Third Child Rape

Posted 06.15.2012 | Technology

In a story that illustrates the real-life risks of meeting strangers through social networking, the popular flirting app Skout has shut down its app f...