Teen Attachment to Their Online World: What Parents Need to Know to Stay Vigilant

I love the fact that we are continually partnering with experts in their field. Ginger is one of those experts that we highly respect and recommend to parents, who are seeking help from a professional family counsellor, who specializes in the challenges surrounding everything digital, including Internet addiction in all its forms. This is Ginger’s

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Are You Buying Mobile Tech For Your Child This X-Mas 2016, Then This Posting is Important For You To Read

Are You Buying Mobile Tech For Your Child This X-Mas 2016 Then This Posting is Important For You To Read     There is no doubt, this Christmas there will be some of our kids who will be receiving gifts of mobile tech.  This posting is about sharing some of our thoughts with parents and

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A Review OF KidsWiFi

A Review Of KidsWiFi Recently, I became aware of a Canadian company called “KidsWifi”, their website can be located here: https://kidswifi.com     As a recently retired Canadian police officer, and a current Internet and Social Media Safety advocate, I am continually looking at software and hardware products to help keep our kids, especially the

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Online Boundaries: When Being Your Child’s BFF isn’t Best

As a company, we love to surround ourselves with other experts. Often in our presentations, we are approached by parents, and sometimes youth themselves, looking for counselling specific to online challenges faced, such as online pornography or gambling addiction and even self-harm or suicidal ideations specific to online usage. We have now located such a

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Tweens, Teens, Cellphones and the Classroom….. Some Thoughts and Suggestions

According to a 2015 PEW Research report ( http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/04/09/teens-social-media-technology-2015/ ) approximately 88% of all teens today, have access to either a cellphone or smartphone in North America. As parents, we can attest to how mobile has changed the playing field when it comes to our kids accessing the Internet and Social Media. Given that these

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Finding A Balance For The Generation Z Babysitter

In today’s world, mobile is the number one way that tweens and teens connect with Social Media and each other. Given this fact, it is also a reality that those who babysit our children will likely bring their mobile device with them. Given all the research surrounding how the use of a mobile phone can

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How 21,000 Of My Facebook Followers Found A Missing 13yr Old Teen

How 21,000 Of My Facebook Followers Found A Missing 13yr Old Teen As a Social Media Safety Advocate, I have had the honour to present to over 275,000 Jr and Sr high school students from across Canada and the United States. During my travels, I encourage teens to follow me on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-White-Hatter-Darren-Laur-136487353183161/ 

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