Family Safety

Saving Summer: 5 Strategies to Help Reign In Family Screen Time Over Break

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for teachers and lifeguards. For everyone else (parents) we have a little prep work to do to make sure the summer doesn’t lull our kids into digital comas. Most of us have learned that given zero limits, kids will play video ...

Family Safety

Social Underground: Kids Using Google Docs as New Digital Hangout

Over the years kids have succeeded in staying one step ahead of parents on the digital front. Remember the golden days of social? Teens owned Facebook until every parent, auntie, and grandparent on the planet showed up. So, teens migrated to Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat hoping to carve out a ...

Family Safety

2018 Texting Slang Update: How to Decode What Your Teen is Saying Online

Every year we update our teen slang and this year we’ve added a handful of terms that may make your jaw drop. Slang is an integral part of growing up. A word or abbreviation can add significant meaning or emotion to a message or text. Slang helps kids define their ...

Family Safety

Protect that Rep! Tips to Help Your High Schooler Shine Online

Do you remember being a teenager and your mom threatening to surgically remove the telephone receiver from your face because you’d been on the phone all night? How about dying your hair or sneaking out at night to decorate a few trees with toilet paper? Finding what works and what doesn’t ...

Family Safety

Trouble Enforcing Family Tech Rules? Stay on Track with the 4 Cs

Setting and enforcing rules — especially online safety ones — can feel close to impossible at times. But there are a few hacks that have helped me stay the course. Like the four Cs, for instance: Consistency, calm, courage, and confession. Consistency helps in setting and enforcing rules, being calm comes in ...

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