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Back-to-School: Keeping your kids safe in the new school year

School isn’t just a place of learning. Sure, that’s why you’re there. But school is also a social setting. It’s where kids learn how to get along with each other and how to interact with the world. It’s where they make friends, but also enemies. Sometimes it seems like bullying is just a natural part of the school experience. It’s ingrained into our pop culture. … Continue reading Back-to-School: Keeping your kids safe in the new school year

Four young students lined up for a portrait.

The dangers of social media: a video every parent needs to see

If your child was contacted by a stranger through social media, would they respond? Would they meet the stranger in-person? Would they get into the stranger’s car? If you think these scenarios are preposterous and do not apply to your child, think again. The parents featured in this video thought the same but their kids ended up making shockingly poor decisions when placed into real-life … Continue reading The dangers of social media: a video every parent needs to see

Tips to helping a child seeking self-validation through social media

Last week we took a look at how the presence of digital devices and constant communication changed the way kids seek validation. We saw that digital media’s 24/7 real-time nature can exacerbate a child’s need for self-validation, making the search more dangerous Of course, we wouldn’t leave you without a solution, so here are some tips to help you deal with the stress your child … Continue reading Tips to helping a child seeking self-validation through social media

How is seeking self-validation on digital media affecting your child?

It’s no surprise that kids seek self-validation from their peers. As they grow up, kids try to figure out ‘who they are’ to form their self-image, in today’s world that’s often done on social media. How does social media change things? Whereas while you we’re growing up you may have got feedback on your new hairstyle or make-up look from your friends and parents, nowadays, … Continue reading How is seeking self-validation on digital media affecting your child?