Safety


The Risk of Missing Teens May Increase During Summer Break

The one word that probably comes to mind for a teen thinking about summer is… freedom. Summer is the time when strict school schedules fade away, the days get longer, and the sense of liberty feels the largest. While it is a great feeling for teens, it can be nerve-wracking feeling for parents — and for  Continue Reading »

At What Age Can Kids Walk Alone?

The first time a parent sends their child to walk to school or around their neighborhood on their own, it can be scary. It’s difficult to know when kids are old enough to take the walk alone. And it has a lot to do with the parents. Helicopter parents — parents who believe they should  Continue Reading »

Explaining the Consequences of Sexting to Your Kids

Many parents would probably say they don’t have anything to worry about when it comes to their teen and sexting, the exchange of sexually explicit messages and photos via SMS, or texting. But most of those parents would be wrong. According to a report by Drexel University, more than 50% of surveyed students said that  Continue Reading »

Distracted Driving Causes More Teen Accidents Than Ever Known

An unprecedented study of teen driving shows the connection between distracted driving and teen crashes is stronger than originally thought. The study found that police estimates of crash statistics were way off. Six out of ten moderate-to-severe teen crashes are caused by distracted driving — four times as many as original estimates claimed based on  Continue Reading »

{Video} MamaBear CEO Discusses Social Media Safety for Kids on The Valley Girl Show

Did you know 8,000,000 kids go missing each year? And many child predators who commit these crimes use kids’ social media accounts to find their victims. Today’s technology can help parents protect their kids against these and other harmful situations in many ways and give families more peace of mind everyday. MamaBear CEO, Suzanne Horton,  Continue Reading »

Do You Know the Right Things to Do if Your Child Is Bullied?

When your child is the victim of cyberbullying or online harassment, there is nothing you want to do more than step in and make things right. But it’s not always that easy. Cyberbullying is complicated, and every situation is different. The content of the messages will have various degrees of severity, and the parties involved  Continue Reading »

Safety Ideas For Both Free Range Parents, Helicopter Parents and Those In Between

Free range parenting is back in the news as the results of a case involving Silver Spring, Maryland parents, who were charged with child neglect after allowing their children, 6 and 10, to walk home by themselves, were announced. What Is Free Range Parenting? Free range parenting is a movement and parenting philosophy in which  Continue Reading »

Do You Know Enough About Cyberbullying to Protect Your Children?

For far too many parents, cyberbullying is a term they have heard but don’t quite understand. Parents can relate to and understand bullying on its own. It’s something they likely experienced or saw first-hand when they were kids and teenagers. But cyberbullying, which grows and evolves every day, is something most parents have never witnessed.  Continue Reading »

Building a Safer Twitter with Improved Tools to Report Cyberbullying

Twitter is fighting against cyberbullying by upping their game when it comes to user protection.  The social media platform recently made changes to make it easier to report cyberbullying, harassment, and spamming. Changes to Twitter Reporting and Blocking Features Twitter has decreased the amount of information needed to report a user and made the process  Continue Reading »

Gaming Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online

Gaming has evolved from a single-player, one console experience to an interconnected network of millions of players and thousands of downloadable games. With such a broad reach and level of connectivity, online gaming is something that parents need to understand and regulate in order to keep their children playing safely. Know the Platforms Parents should  Continue Reading »


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