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Sextortion – What every parent MUST know

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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 […]

A Teens Guide to Social Media – Snapchat

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Safety experts will tell you that it’s important to be on the social media channels that your teen is using.  But what if you have no clue what they’re about?  New ones pop up regularly and most parents simply can’t keep up with which ones are safer than others or even how to use them.  […]

Sexting, Sexual Harassment and Domestic Violence are all Abuse

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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 […]

AT&T’s It Can Wait Campaign is in high gear for 100 deadliest days of summer

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Disclaimer – I have a material connection because I received a gift or sample of a product for consideration in preparing to write this content. All opinions stated within are my own. Memorial Day marks the beginning of the 100 deadliest days of summer so AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign is doing a major social […]

Distracted Driving Danger is focus of Project Yellow Light

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Next week marks the beginning of the 100 deadliest days for teen distracted driving.  Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car crashes, especially among high school and college students who are glued to their cell phones.  In fact in a national survey 40% of teens said they were in a car when […]

Toyota and Teen Vogue “Arrive In Style” Contest – Makeup and Photo Shoot!

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“This post was written as part of my association with Toyota for Arrive in Style. The prize was provided and may be shipped by Toyota. Toyota is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this giveaway.” As my loyal readers know, one of the issues that I frequently blog about is […]

Teen #PartySafety411 Twitter Party

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What You Need to Know Before Your Teen Goes to the Party Vodka Eyeballing…Purple Drink…Skittles Parties..Huffing.  Are these familiar phrases to you?  If not, you’re probably not aware of some of the incredibly stupid – and dangerous things your teens are either doing or witnessing at parties they’re going to. Most parents probably wish they […]

Instagram – What Parents Need to Know

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Instagram, commonly referred to “the social network of tweens” is one of the newest social trends. An application for iPhone and iTouch that allows users to upload, edit, enhance, and post pictures, it was used by one million teens in July alone. Studies show that more teens and tweens are using this platform to post […]

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