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Why Parents Need to Monitor Kids’ Social Media Accounts

Retired baseball player Curt Schilling may have thought twice about sending a tweet to his daughter congratulating her on her acceptance to college if he would have known where it would lead them. Schilling was so disturbed by the outcome of that tweet that he shared the experience in a blog post, “The world we  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 »

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 »

Pup Rescue: Stranded Sea Lion Pups On the Rise Along the Southern California Coast

For the second time in as many weeks MamaBear CEO, Suzanne Horton, came to the rescue of a sea lion pup stranded on the beach in Southern California. With the help of the California Wildlife Center, a mostly volunteer organization that helps rescue and rehabilitate all kinds of wildlife across the area, this little sea  Continue Reading »

Pup Rescued: Want to Help Save Starving Sea Lion Pups?

MamaBear CEO, Suzanne Horton, came to the rescue of a sea lion pup stranded on the beach yesterday while on her early morning walk. There have been a higher than normal number of the typically malnourished pups coming ashore this year for reasons that wildlife experts are not clear on. The MamaBear executive helped rescue  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 »

Georgia Court Says Parents Can Be Liable For Kids Facebook Posts

Parents are more responsible for their child’s social media activity than they may think. A recent story on recounts a Georgia lawsuit in which two parents were sued because of what their child did on social media. Their son was caught cyberbullying and suspended from school after he created a malicious, fake Facebook profile that depicted another student with distorted  Continue Reading »

Teen’s Online Behavior May Indicate Real-Life Problems

Fox News reports that a study published in Pediatrics found correlations between a teen’s online behavior and their real-life experiences and problems. The study focused on a variety of behaviors but looked closely at teen online relationships. Research showed that 41% of the surveyed teens experienced cyber dating abuse. Those who experienced cyber dating abuse were more likely to  Continue Reading »

Facebook Will Share Amber Alerts To Bring Kids Home Faster

Facebook is using their audience of over 185 million users in the United States for some good. An article by Huffington Post reports that Facebook will begin to show Amber Alerts in the news feeds of users who live in areas where a possible abduction may have occurred. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Facebook launched the initiative  Continue Reading »

Children and Television: Can TV Affect Your Child’s Behavior?

Uplifting Families recently published an article that looks at how much televised media our kids consume and how that media consumption may affect their behaviors. The article “Your Kids, The Media and the Uncomfortable Stuff” explains that even family-friendly shows often include scenarios and plot lines that involve teenage drinking, drug use, and sex. In modern televised media, it  Continue Reading »

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