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Middle schoolers lead digital lives, so why not make sure they do it safely? Credit: Getty Images In the middle school years, teens begin social networking, creating and uploading comments (blogs, videos, pictures), downloading music ...Teens are using the Internet to express themselves and to experiment anonymously with different identities.
There are several steps to take to keep your child safe online. Credit: Getty Images So, you're thinking of setting up your kids on a computer -- and possibly letting them invite thousands of strangers into your home. ...At any age, parents should always preview sites, determining if they provide age-appropriate games.
Rutgers students attend a candlelight vigil for suicide victim Tyler Clementi. Credit: Reena Rose Sibayan, APThe increase in the number of reports about online suicide pacts, often between people who have never even met, suggests the ...The increase in the number of reports about online suicide pacts, often between people who have never even met, suggest the possibility of a growing phenomenon, according to a new report.
What are your kids checking out online? Credit: Getty ImagesKids are getting online earlier and earlier. When our little ones are still very little, it's easy to keep them locked in to PBS Kids, AOL Kids, Nick Jr. and other kid-friendly ...Kids are getting online earlier and earlier, so are you keeping an eye on their web browsing?
Allen S. Rout's son, Stephen, is the "happy baby" in Japan. Credit: Steve Johnson, The New York TimesImagine posting photos of your baby on your personal website and then discovering, 10 years later, that he's an Internet celebrity -- in Japan. ...Imagine posting photos of your baby on your personal website and then discovering, 10 years later, that he's an Internet celebrity -- in Japan. That's what happened to a Florida father after he posted some photos of his then 5-month-old son on his website in 2000.
Your child's depression might be linked to his Internet use. Credit: CorbisYour teenager seems moody and depressed? Showing all the signs of addiction? Before you go ordering that tox screen, you might want to consider another culprit: the ...
Staying home with the kids is not that cheap. Credit: c.r.avery, FlickrAmerican households are spending more money staying in with their electronic gadgets than going out. In fact, we're spending almost $1,000 per person every year on cable TV, ...