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Smart Phone Tips For Parents of Teenagers; What to Look For to Protect Your Kids

Smart Phone Tips For Parents of Teenagers; What to Look For to Protect Your Kids

How do I protect my kids while they are on their phones? This is a question I hear from a lot of parents in my friends and family circles. Simple Answer: Parental Controls. Increasingly at an alarming rate, kids tweens and teens are on multiple devices per day. Parents: did you know you can report…

How to Edit Xbox One’s Privacy and Online Safety Settings

How to Edit Xbox One’s Privacy and Online Safety Settings

With Microsoft’s gaming console Xbox One has estimated having sold approximately over 26 million consoles. I think it’s safe to say a majority of those are to kids and teenagers. With statistics such as these, it makes me wonder how many safety features and parental controls being used properly. Microsoft does a great job of adding these features…

How much is too much: does too much social media use effect your mental health?

How much is too much: does too much social media use effect your mental health?

As a therapist, who works with teens-often times for symptoms of depression/anxiety/eating disorders, I also wonder if there is a big connection between a person’s use of social media/technology and a decrease in his/her mental health.

How to Find Which Private Facebook Groups You Are Connected To

How to Find Which Private Facebook Groups You Are Connected To

Facebook is a cool and fun way to interact with family and friends and also be in the social media lives of your children. It shouldn’t be something something that bars a household family from interacting with each other or interfering in that. But as Facebook continues update and bring out new features which they…

Family Contracts for Online Safety

Family Contracts for Online Safety

There are lots of “rules” on how kids (and parents) can use the Internet but the most important rule is that parents and kids agree to a set of criteria.  Here, based on “Kids Rules for Online Safety” and “Guidelines for Parents” are two pledges that kids and parents can take. They should be printed…

Block explicit results on Google using SafeSearch

Block explicit results on Google using SafeSearch

You can filter explicit search results on Google using the SafeSearch setting. SafeSearch isn’t 100% accurate, but it helps you avoid most adult content. You can use SafeSearch as a parental control to help protect children from inappropriate search results on your phone, tablet, or computer. How SafeSearch works When SafeSearch is on, it helps…