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The Internet of Toys: Keeping Your Child Safe

February 20, 2020
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This might come as a surprise, but you’re not the only one who’s super connected. Nowadays, even your children’s toys are part of the Internet of Things, with toy manufacturers finding ways to add in technology to create a more immersive experience. It’s a booming business, especially when you consid …

Spot Bots: How to Identify a Fake Friend Online

November 15, 2017

Modern children can’t imagine themselves without a digital world of popular social networks. The inherent part of being on social media is befriending a new person on Facebook or getting a couple more followers on Instagram or Twitter. Kids believe that a big number of virtual friends who “like” and co …

Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

October 25, 2017
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Here comes the season of hunting for candies and cookies, hundreds of little ghosts, vampires, skeletons, goblins and other spooky creatures  flooding onto the streets yelling trick-or-treat and harvesting sweets from terrified citizens. Children adore this holiday as there are so many activities that may b …

Things Kids and Teens Should Better Never Ever Post on Social Networks

October 23, 2017
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In today’s Internet era, you can hardly find a person who doesn’t have at least one online profile on social networks. Kids are the ones who get especially excited about joining the biggest social sites. Not a few of them create their first online profiles at a young age when they still don’t know enou …

You Caught Your Child Watching Inappropriate Content. Do’s and Don’ts

October 18, 2017
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The World Wide Web is not all about fun, leisure, and education – it is as well full of content that is not appropriate for kids. Unless you follow your child on their every online step, it is almost for sure that sooner or later they will come across something unsuitable, forbidden or even shocking. That …

The Blue Whale Challenge: a Hoax or Real Threat?

August 7, 2017

It is an indisputable fact nowadays that the Internet is not always safe to surf. Besides online communication, information and media that we became used to finding on the Web, it is also home to many hidden perils that a grown-up and – what's even more likely – a child may come across. Unfortunately, th …

What Is Dark Web and How to Insure Your Kid against It

July 27, 2017
What to to when a teen discovers the Dark Web?

Nowadays, modern technologies and the Internet are taking over each aspect of our lives. Our children get introduced to the World Wide Web at a very young age and grow up exploring more of its benefits. The Internet helps them out with education, communication, and brightens up their leisure. However, it is …

Signs That Your Kid Was Approached By an Online Predator

June 27, 2017
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Modern teenagers can’t imagine their life without the Internet. Online is the only place where they feel free to do anything and can create a small world of their own. But the World Wide Web is not just about having fun while playing online games and chatting with friends. It’s not a safe place, and atte …

Anonymous Text Messaging Can Be Dangerous for Teens

April 24, 2017
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All parents know well how much modern teens are obsessed with the Internet and especially social networks. It is a fast and easy way to stay in touch with the friends, chat, share news, photos, and videos. However, we should remember that not all of the social media are safe and harmless. Sites that offer an …

10 Popular Online Scams You Should Tell Your Kids About

March 21, 2017
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All parents know that modern kids can’t imagine their life without the Internet. Most of the children spend some time on the World Wide Web every single day, chatting with friends, watching videos, playing online games or looking for the useful information for their studies. However, even while doing su …

What Is Online Stalking and How to Stop It?

December 23, 2016
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The advent of the Internet has tremendously changed our usual way of life. Now kids and teens prefer to spend their leisure time in front of the computer, playing online games or posting on social media. At first glance, it seems that there is no reason for concern. But is this really so? Sounds like it …

You Cannot Take Your Picture Back From the Internet

November 9, 2016
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How often do you feel eager to post the most recent photo of your little one, finally giving in to temptation and thinking: “Everyone should see my cutie!” According to Common Sense Media, one of the most popular ways of using social media is sharing images of kids with friends and family. The process …

Quiz for Parents: Are You Doing Child Internet Safety Good Enough?

October 12, 2016
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For starters, parents, you must realize one simple thing: your children never knew the world without the Internet. Go ahead, take a second or a minute or two to get this idea completely. Done? Good. Then you don’t you dare to blame kids for “internetizing” every aspect of their lives – from entert …

You Never Know If Your Child Believes a Stranger

September 30, 2016
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Although reports on missing children are down 40% since the time the last pertinent survey was conducted back in 1999, the problem is still there. Maybe, reassuring numbers are the reason why we grow more carefree, not to say careless. As rare as they are, child abductions by a non-family member are truly ho …

Live Streaming Apps: Harmless Fun or Fount of Dangers?

September 23, 2016
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Simply taking and posting videos is so last season. Video streaming apps seem to be the new craze of the day. Children adore them because it makes them feel as celebrities, broadcasting their lives on the go to their own audience of fans. There is a number of paid products, but also quite a few free live str …

5 Ways Yik Yak App Can Be Harmful to Your Kids

September 12, 2016
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Apart from trendy Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, a new level of socialization has been introduced by the Yik Yak app. This social media application is a place for people to anonymously post comments that can be accessed by others within 1.5 miles proximity. While Yik Yak is immensely popular among students an …

Should You Filter the Content Your Kids See Online? Sure Thing!

September 6, 2016
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In the era when modern technologies are developing rapidly, even the preschoolers know how to use a mobile phone. At the same time, teens often appear to be more technically savvy than their parents. The Internet may be helpful in education, opening up the whole world for children and letting them stay in to …

Top 5 Dangerous App Types for Teens

August 12, 2016
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It is no secret that some apps teenagers have on their phones can be dangerous for them. Being reckless and inexperienced, they are not aware of the risks involved. That's why parents are supposed to take their kids' online activity under control. Let's take a closer look at the list of top 5 dangerous app t …

Which Sites You Should Blacklist for Your Kids

August 3, 2016
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We all visit a huge variety of websites every single day. Some try to find an answer to a question they're concerned about while others just kill time online. It is no secret that not all of sites on the Internet are trusted and safe, especially for children. Some web pages contain inappropriate content for …

10 Facts About Identity Theft

July 18, 2016
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First, let's figure out what is identity theft. Today, as people talk about identity theft, in most cases, they mean a criminal action when a fraudster impersonates someone else by stealing his/her personal data. In this article, you will learn the most striking and sometimes even frightening facts about ide …

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