Family Safety

Helping Teens Rethink the Sexy Selfie

You just can’t make this stuff up. Who would have thought we’d be spending a chunk of our parenting years helping our kids navigate cyberspace and using terms like “sexy selfie”? But here we are — awkward moments and all. We’ve learned a lot in the last several years. One biggie: Traditional parenting tactics don’t …

Family Safety

10 Quick Ways to Spot and Stop Fake News Online

The influence of social media and the sheer reach of information — both true and false — is dominating headlines and the collective public conscience. Most recently, false stories surrounding the 2016 U.S. presidential election spread like wildfire, causing many to question the power of social platforms such as Facebook, when it comes to the spread …

Family Safety

How to Get Smarter About Phones and Homework Time

But Moooooom, you can’t take my phone! I can’t finish my homework without it! In that desperate moment, my daughter looked more like an extra on the set of Les Miserables pleading for bread than a 16-year-old studying Algebra polynomials. No exaggeration; the panic was at DEFCON level. Remember when all you needed to get your homework …