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The world is changing with the help of technology. While in some ways this is a good thing, in other ways is can be dangerous and negative. This is especially the case for your children. You need to monitor your teen’s internet usage on a regular basis. Monitoring isn’t a way to invade their privacy,...

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Technology has meant that a number of activities and social events that used to take place solely in the real world have moved online. Online dating has grown considerably over recent years and it’s not just available for adults. There are now online dating apps for teens. It’s important to know where your teen is...

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text 3 Myths of Screen Time Addiction in Teens
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 05:30:49 +0000

Screen time addiction in teens is a very real and serious subject. It’s up to you as their parent or guardian to monitor the amount of time spent in front of the screen and encourage other ways to spend their time. However, how can you monitor and help if you don’t know all the truths...

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There are plenty of apps and games out there for the tablet or computer. Whether your child loves to create lives on the SIMS or enjoys the old-school fighting games like Street Fighter, there is something for all. Then there’s the ability to stream TV shows and watch movies from the iPad, phone, and more....

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The ability to connect with the world has never greater, thanks to smart phones and the Internet. While parents may be concerned that the Internet can have a negative impact on their teen’s social skills, it can actually be a helpful and valuable tool. When viewed as a modern and necessary way to stay in...

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text 4 Signs Your Child has Screen Time Addiction
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:34:58 +0000

From cell phones to tablets to laptops, kids of all ages are engaging with devices at earlier ages, and for a variety of reasons. It’s not unusual to see toddlers intently watching a cartoon on a handheld device, or to see a teen texting rapidly as they walk down the street. Digital devices are simply...

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Parenting today is no easier than it used to be, and in fact, some may say that it’s even more difficult. With the rapid pace of technology presenting new and different challenges all of the time, parents can struggle to keep up. Protecting kids from the dangers posed by the Internet and digital technology have...

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Our cell phones are never far from our reach these days, whether they’re in our pocket, handbag or schoolbag, or just left sitting somewhere nearby. We check them frequently, and sometimes obsessively, whether it’s to read email, get an update on the forecast, or just to browse through social media. However, all of this attention...

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Nowadays, most teenagers tend to take smartphone use for granted. But if you have a child, it’s extremely important to get a bit of control over the way he/she uses the phone. This is why you should use a smartphone contract for teenager, because it can help your child understand what it means to own...

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As teens gain more independence, parents often find that they need to set more rules. Setting a curfew is an important step, as it helps keep teens safe and gives parents peace of mind. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when setting and enforcing curfew rules with your teenager: Talk to your teen...

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