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October 13, 2011
Topics: Safety

How Can School Staff Protect Themselves From Bullys?

We often hear stories of students bullying their peers. On more rare occasions we hear of students bullying school faculty. School staff have a duty...

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October 10, 2011
Topics: Safety

Easy S.U.M.M.E.R. Safety Tips

Summer is in full effect and although most tweens are taking a break from school, they are likely not taking a break from their online activities. In the midst of summer vacations and time spent outside of the house, remember that the Internet is mobile for most tweens...on their mobile phones. This is why it's important to find ways to keep them safe even during the summer. The organization Enough is Enough has created a cool

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October 10, 2011
Topics: Safety

Common Sense Media shares sneaky ways advertisers target kids

Common Sense Media has an interest in making sure our kids remain safe online. They recently shared innovative ways that companies "secretly" market to our kids. See what they have to say about it and what you can do to protect kids from messages you may deem inappropriate.

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October 10, 2011
Topics: Safety

OverSexed Girls

As parents I'm sure most of you find it difficult to closely monitor the various types of media your kids are exposed to. Not to mention the messages that are conveyed to them. Let's talk about our girls for a moment. Recently I was shopping for training bras for my nine year old daughter. It never occurred to me that my search would come to a screeching halt when I failed to locate a single training bra. Not because there was a surplus of girls t-shirts, but because there was an overwhelming amount of GIRLS' PADDED BRAS?!?! I was appalled and immediately questioned why in the...

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October 10, 2011
Topics: Safety

8-year-old hacks past school?s firewall??

The issue of safety at school has increasingly become a concern for parents, especially given the number of bullying and cyberbullying incidents that occur. But how safe is your child when the school's Internet firewall has been tampered with? It's probably something most of us don't think about but read what happened at an Elementary school in New York. What can parents do to prevent this from happening?

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