April 10, 2019

Effort to raise awareness and investigations of ‘sextortion” cases targeting children

A major effort is underway to go after cyber predators accused of ‘sextortion’ involving minors…

April 09, 2019

Number of children going to ER with suicidal thoughts, attempts doubles

(CNN) The number of children and teens in the United States who visited emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts doubled between 2007 and 2015, according to a new analysis. Researchers used publicly available data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, administered by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention every year.

April 06, 2019

Kids’ programming on TV is regulated — what about their digital devices?

The Kids Internet Design and Safety Act would extend protections and create rules to cover all media platforms.

April 05, 2019

Steps You Need to Take to Keep Your Children Safe Online – InCyberDefense

Concerns over child Internet safety is a common occurrence among parents. Cyberbullying, dangerous Internet “challenges,” adult content spliced into children’s videos, grooming, sexting, and self-harm are all serious concerns in a tech-reliant society.

April 04, 2019

Are you texters or yellers? Many families are turning to texting at home to ‘talk’

Is texting people under the same roof the modern-day equivalent of an intercom? Or is it yet one more example of our obsession with technology?

April 04, 2019

The Secret World Your Child Could Be Living In Online

Keeping up with technology is hard and the common joke a lot of parents make is that their young child “knows more about this stuff than I do”, but a local mental health counselor says it’s important that parents know about the devices their children are using.

April 02, 2019

Uncovering secret that led to son’s suicide

When a Utah teenager took his life in 2017, his family was blindsided. Only later did they discover that the smart, religious athlete had been entrapped in an extortion case that apparently overwhelmed him. Police say such cases aren’t uncommon.

March 30, 2019

10 Step Mumpreneurs Guide to Raising Successful And Thriving Children

Nelson Mandela once said “No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated” and it is often said that education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. But education isn’t everything, what else do parents need to know to enable them to raise successful children?

March 29, 2019

Is TikTok a worthy contender for the social crown?

If you’re over 25 and haven’t heard of TikTok, it’s okay. You’re forgiven. After all, it’s a platform aimed at consumers with a hunger for video consumption, and we all know the prominent age group of that audience is Gen Z. But who are they as a brand, and why are they the latest hype in the world of social media?

March 28, 2019

Irving Police Share ‘Guide to Phone Apps’ With Parents

The Irving Police Department offered parents a helpful graphic Tuesday to learn about the various social media their children might be using, and they posted it where the kids will never see it — on Facebook.