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Bullying / Abuse

Sextortion – What every parent MUST know


I frequently blog about cyberbullying and most parents now have a pretty good understanding of that threat.  But when I mention “sextortion” they have no idea what I’m talking about.  No, this is not some new sex position to try out.  This is the latest very real and growing threat to our kids online. Sextortion […]

I’m in control of my daughter’s phone with AT&T Smart Limits!


Disclaimer – I have a material and/or financial connection because I received a gift, sample of a product and/or compensation for consideration in preparing to write this content. All opinions stated within are my own. I think we can all agree that technology is a blessing and a curse.  As a divorced mom I needed […]

Why Teens Don’t Tell Their Parents About Bullying


Introducing our new intern, Kate! I’m convinced that it’s impossible for adults to understand what really goes on in the minds of teens.  Yet they desperately want to be understood.  So, I’m so excited to announce the addition of our intern Kate to the Safety Mom team!  Kate is a junior in high school and […]

“Mean Girl” Bullying Almost Always Starts at Home


We’re all familiar with “mean girl” bullying – the subtle put-downs, gossiping and condescending glances that are the hallmarks.  Unfortunately I’m not referring to teens, I’m talking about the moms. I was having a conversation with a friend the other day (let’s call her Ms. C) and she was relating how upset she was over […]

The Failure of Parents in Today’s Society of Child Killers


If Your Child Commits a Murder or Bullies Someone to Death, You Belong In Jail! I’m fed up and ticked off beyond belief!  I just read a news article about a young teacher in Massachusetts who was brutally murdered by a 14-year old student at the school. This follows the death of a teacher in […]

Sexting, Sexual Harassment and Domestic Violence are all Abuse


Sexting, sexual harassment and domestic violence are all, in one form or another abuse.  It cuts across all demographics and, when it comes to prominent figures, can be shrugged off as an “addiction.”  What’s most troubling is, in the era of public apologies and subsequent forgiveness, the victims also seem to forgive and forget too […]

“Not my kid, not my town, not my problem.”

Rye high school

A scandal is erupting in Rye, NY.  Last week, three high-school juniors were arrested for a hazing  incident involving several eight-grade students, one of whom was hurt so badly he ended up in the hospital.  All three are being charged as adults for hazing and unlawful imprisonment after brutally paddling the younger kids as part […]

4 Conversations You Must Have With Your Tween


So much focus is put on teens and the issues they’re dealing with that the impressionable ‘tweens are often overlooked. Too many parents think that their nine, ten and eleven year olds are too young to know about many of these issues. Don’t fool yourself – they’re hearing about them in school and in the […]

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