Remember when you were at school? If you weren’t part of the ‘cool crowd’, chances are you experienced bullying at some stage. It isn’t pretty and it can leave a lasting impression. I know, because it happened to me.
The answer is yes, to a point. Before you start contemplating buying a big padlock for your computer, the real answer is far more complex. As parents, naturally, we want to protect our children from the Big Bad Whatever – whether it be outside or online.
As every parent of a teen with a mobile phone, sexting is a problem. Not just a problem of racy photos and racy messages getting into the wrong hands, or the recipient being the one to pass the sext around, but a problem with the law. In many cases, a sext pic of a scantily […]
By now, most parent know and understand the term ‘sexting’, and the potential seriousness of the matter when teens are caught with compromising pictures on their computers or phones, not to mention the fact teens aren’t known for discretion and a sexy photo sent by a girlfriend to her boyfriend will often make the rounds […]
Talking to other parents I sometimes I think that ‘helping with homework’ is a thing of the past. So many parents seem to rely on the Internet as the new homework helper while they’re off doing whatever it is busy parents have to do. Call me old-fashioned, but I always try and find the time […]
We recently discussed how a study revealed how many apps share collected personal information about our children with third parties – without our consent. Since the apps in the study weren’t named, it’s hard to know which ones to watch out for. However, we can all do something to help protect our children. Not only […]
Parents do have a reason to be concerned with the things their children do on their smartphones, but it seems we have an even bigger concern with what the apps are doing with your children’s personal information. The US Federal Trade Commission released a study this month on children’s apps, and the findings are very […]
For those of you who were following it, it was a weird case, a suspicious case. For those of you who weren’t following it, it’s still a weird and suspicious case. Casey Anthony, a young mother of a 2 year old daughter first of all took 31 days to report her daughter Caylee’s disappearance, which […]