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New Program to Teach Parents Internet Safety

Donna Rice Hughes informs parents about Internet safety. Credit: Enough Is Enough
Hope Witsell committed suicide, becoming the nation's second death clearly linked to "sexting." Last June, Witsell, 13, photographed her breasts and forwarded...

Twitter Follow Friday on ParentDish!

Love Twitter? So do we! It can be tough to keep tabs on all your favorite "Tweeters" from the "Twitterverse" -- but don't worry, we've got you covered! Here's our favorite parenting Tweets of the week, raw and uncensored, typos and all, just as you...

Twitter Follow Friday On ParentDish!

Love Twitter? So do we! It can be tough to keep tabs on all your favorite "Tweeters" from the "Twitterverse" -- but don't worry, we've got you covered! Here's our favorite parenting Tweets of the week, raw and uncensored, typos and all, just as you...

Twitter Follow Friday on ParentDish!

Love Twitter? So do we! It can be tough to keep tabs on all your favorite "Tweeters" from the "Twitterverse" -- but don't worry, we've got you covered! Here's our favorite parenting Tweets of the week, raw and uncensored, typos and all, just as you...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Food, fire and friends all feature prominently in this week's roundup of what's new in entertainment. Here's the rundown based on reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters Now A story...

Moms and Internet Addiction

For a stay-at-home mom, a computer with an Internet connection can truly be a lifeline. When diapers, Barney and baby talk become just too much, adult interaction is just a click away. But for some moms, the lure of the online world becomes too...

Facebook Friends or Sex Offenders?

MySpace made news after revealing that 90,000 registered sex offenders have been kicked off its site in the past two years. Bravo! But where did all of those sex offenders go? Experts are saying they've snuck over to Facebook. Facebook has become...

MySpace Mom Finds Long Lost Son

Thirty-two years after giving her son up for adoption, Terri Fuller, a mom from Layton, UT, found him in the most unusual way, thanks to a simple typo. Fuller gave up her son, Rustin Hawver, when he was just two and she "was young and just barely...

Online Predators - Just an Urban Legend?

It's enough to send a chill up any parent's spine: a 14-year-old girl agrees to meet an online friend, presumably another teen, without telling her parents. Only the "teen" turns out to be a 38-year-old man ... and a predator. To parents and child...

Facebook - Does it Make You a Bad Mom?

Being a stay-at-home mom is fulfilling in countless ways, but let's face it ... it's not the most intellectually stimulating job around. And sometimes, it can be downright isolating. I believe that's why blogging and social networking are both so...

Teens Suspended for Taunting Teacher on Facebook

A prestigious British girls' school suspended 29 pupils after a Facebook page targeting a female teacher was printed and passed around. The teacher was reportedly so upset by the malicious comments made by a group called "The Hate Society" that she...

Twitter Post on Child Abuse Crosses Line

A blogger who goes by the name Thordora recently tweeted something rather alarming on Twitter, an online site where posters talk about what they're doing or thinking at any given moment in 140 characters or less. Thordora is mom to a 3-year-old...

Mumsnet is Latest Site of Online Mommy Wars

A popular group of girls form their own invite-only cliche, complete with secret passwords. The other girls find out, and, feeling left out, starting tearing down the tight-knit group. Pretty soon, the claws come out and the fur starts flying. Names...

Texting Teaches Teens Important Life Skills

A new study has found that teenagers are sending nearly 10,000 text messages each year -- that's just over 27 a day, in case you're wondering. One third of teens surveyed also confess to watching nearly 50 videos on line each week, in addition to the...

Facebook and Party Crashers

Georgie Hobday wanted a Sweet 16 party, and her parents thought they'd covered their bases. The party was to be at their home with four adult chaperones, no alcohol allowed. But Georgie (or someone else) announced the party on Facebook, which drew...

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