Today's youth don't know life without access to the internet. While this is a wonderful resource for learning and sharing, it also has a very dark side. Danger lurks on the internet and it's important we are all vigilant and informed about the dangers children face. We discuss 14 apps and social media sites that present a specific danger to children and discuss what parents can do to keep their children safe.
While you may not be able to completely protect your child from danger, there are still plenty of things you can do and one of which is to make smart use of parental controls. While the name might conjure up images of obsessive helicopter parents spying on their children, this is an unfair association. Parental controls are a useful tool that makes it easier to keep kids safe from a variety of online threats.
Bullying has been a part of life since people first started living in sedentary communities. For some reason, people have always found it comforting to put other people down, even if the comments they make are mean and hurtful. This can help explain why 73 percent of students feel they have been bullied in their lifetime, and why 44 percent say it's happened in the last 30 days.