Burner phones and vault apps? What parents should know about teen smartphone use

Since today's teens are often savvier than their parents when it comes to technology, children can effectively hide information they don't want their parents to see in vault apps and burner phones. As a parent, it may be important to you to closely monitor children's smartphones, including checking contacts and texts, until a foundations of [...]

Don’t Text and Drive! 4 Ways Google Assistant Can Keep You Safe in Cars

Cell phone use while driving has become a dangerous distraction for many--particularly teens. Google Assistant has come up with distinct ways to keep drivers connected to their phones while simultaneously keeping their hands on the wheel. 

Facebook ‘no place’ for young children

Marketed for younger children, Facebook's "Messenger Kids" claims to be a safe alternative for young kids as they segue into the world of social media.  However, child health experts strongly disagree siting many reasons that children need not be exposed to social media so young.

Health officials reveal the dangers of sleeping by your phone

Sleeping with or in proximity to one's phone can be a true health risk.  Say goodnight to your phone and keep it at least an arm's distance away.

ACLU DEFENDS TEENAGE GIRL FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES FOR SNAPPING AN EXPLICIT PICTURE OF HERSELF

Child pornography laws were not intended to criminalize and prosecute minors for sexting pictures of themselves to fellow students.

How Parents Can Curb Kids’ Obsession With Smartphones

Our phones are so smart, they practically run our lives.  As parents, however, we need to take advantage of our 'smart' phones to appropriately restrict, turn off and tune out our children's activities and obsessions with them to lead more productive lives.

The more you endlessly scroll on Facebook, the bigger the risk to your mental health

Research has found a negative correlation between the time spent on social media and one's emotional, psychological and mental health. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg recognizes the severe side effects of social media addiction and is changing some of Facebook's construction in hopes that people will spend less time scrolling.

An adult who went undercover at a Kansas high school found today’s teenage girls think it’s ‘normal’ to post ‘promiscuous’ pictures online

An adult goes undercover as a high school student and realizes how rampant sexting is, especially among young girls.  It is so commonplace, that sexting is practically the new norm.  The effects may not only damage a girl's reputation, but also her self esteem.

What Happened When I Found My Teenage Son On A Hookup Site

What is the appropriate reaction to discovering your teenager has posted pictures of his/her genitals on the internet?  A mother gives her account of being in such a situation and how she handled it....as best she could.

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