Miss Teen USA Sextortion: Is Your Child Being Watched on Webcam?

Parents often fear for the safety of their children when it comes to the Internet, and it seems like every day we learn of a new horror that we must try to protect them from. On top of the already existing danger presented by sexual predators, bullies and identity thieves, we now have to worry about hackers changing the settings on our computers and using our own webcams against us. This is something that Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf unfortunately learned about the hard way. A Terrifying Realization Life was going great for Cassidy until she...

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Teens and Cell Phones: Are You a Bad Parent if You Say No?

Teens Cell Phones In the past, most parents would have scoffed at the idea of buying their children phones, but times have changed. Recent statistics from the Pew Internet and American Life Project show that about 75 percent of American children between the ages of 12 and 17 have their own phone, which is a 45 percent increase from where the numbers stood in 2004. Children and Phones: Good Points on Both Sides of the Debate The issue over whether or not children should have phones is commonly debated in parenting circles, and there is no...

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This is How Cell Phone are Connecting us with Each Other

We actually believe that our cell phone keep us connected to each other but it’s quite the opposite. We have become so obsessed with our phones that we can’t seem to be without them or be off them, even when we are with the people we care about. What is this about? I really thing we need to look at obsession or addition closer. Having Coffee [divider top=”0″] Get together at a restaurant [divider top=”0″] Enjoying a beautiful museum [divider top=”0″] Enjoying Sushi with a good friend [divider...

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Cyber Communications…Do You Know Who You’re Talking Too?

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “When we are communicating with strangers over the Internet there are precautions that we should take. Take this seriously — you just never know who you are chatting with.” Get off the site and log out if you feel uncomfortable at all. Save the conversation before you leave. Tell your parents right away. Block the user and never communicate with him or her again. Seriously, you don’t have a clue who you are talking to when you are in chat rooms, or...

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Parents Empower Your Teen, Gift Them Self Esteem

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “You already have the power within yourself. Use it! You are strong enough to take care of yourself. The more you care for yourself, the stronger you will become. Just take action, and do it! Become the person who is confident and satisfied with herself.” I am always talking to parents about the control they think they have over their teenagers.  The bottom line is they have none. If a teen wants to do something, they will find a way to do it, whether...

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10 Things you didn’t know about Chat-Roulette

It’s tough to keep up with all of the ways to communicate over the net, this was a new one for me. I found an article from Sue Scheff that she wrote with credits to Top Dating Sites. Check it out and let me know what you think. Summer is upon us and the kids are going to have more time on their hands, make sure it’s not spent online all day. As the Internet and social networking expands there are always new concerns.  Last year Chat-Roulette made the headlines across the nation, including Florida. With summer almost here, many...

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