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[30 May 2019 | No Comment | ]
Increased youth suicide rates linked to Netflix ’13 Reasons Why’

Two separate studies were released assessing the monthly suicide rates among various age groups with the release of the Netflix show ’13 Reasons Why’. The popular Netflix show depicted the suicide of its main protagonist which had alarmed mental health experts who were concerned about how this may influence and it’s effect on young viewers.

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[30 May 2019 | No Comment | ]
Study shows more screen time for toddlers lead to poorer development

 
This study is a few months old but worth sharing for parents with toddlers.
A study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics showed a direct association between screen time for toddlers (age 2-3) and their development at age 3-5. Development, in this case, included development in communication, problem-solving, social skills and motor skills.
Here is a snippet from CNN and link to the larger article
Among toddlers, spending a lot of time staring at screens is linked with poorer performance on developmental screening tests later in childhood, according to a new study.
The study, published …

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[29 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]
Limiting screen time or parenting screen time?

The overuse of technology has overtaken drugs, sex and bullying as the biggest parental worry, according to the annual Brigham Young and Deseret News American Family Survey. So what should we do about it? Should we limit screen time? Take away their phones?

Jordan Shapiro, a Temple University professor’s suggest something different. In his new book, The New Childhood, his argument is that we’re not spending enough screen time with our kids. “One of the things I suggest in the book is that kids should be starting on social media much younger,” he says. And, play more video games with your kids, too.

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[6 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]
Apple’s Screen Time app to help curb screen addiction

At the latest WWDC 2018 Conference, Apple announce upcoming iOS 12 apps to help curb our iPhone screen addiction. Screen addiction and it’s affects on both children and adults is widely documented. It’s also not as well known that many tech execs including Steve Jobs severely limited their own kids from using their own devices due to it’s addictive effects.

The new Apple Screen Time App will allow you to see how much time you are spending on your iPhone and what you apps you are spending time on. It will also allow parents to limit their children’s use of apps by putting specific time limits for individual apps.

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[25 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Teen Cyberbullying on the Internet [Infographic]

– 85% of bullying occurs inside of school
– 82% with learning disabilities have been bullied at school
– 70% of student say bullying is a problem at their school
– 44% middle schoolers experience bullying problems
– 43% of kids have been bullied online
– 35% of kids have been threatened online
yet… 58% who experience cyberbullying have not told their parents or an adult

Click to see more sobering statistics

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[24 Sep 2014 | 4 Comments | ]
How Brands Sell to Teens Online

The PBS Frontline documentary film, Generation Like” (2014) points out that teenagers are often unknowingly taking part in marketing studies and become de facto marketing agents when they “Like” a Facebook page or otherwise share their preferences online. In effect, consumers have become unwitting members of the company sales force. Welcome to the new world of advertising.

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[10 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
How Our Kids Perceive Beauty In The Modern World

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what if your young daughter is the beholder and she’s being manipulated by clever, yet misleading, advertisements to form her perception? Until recently, almost all popular fashion and beauty billboards have painted long, lean and skinny women who are accessorized by expensive clothes and handbags as the beauty norm.

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[2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Covenant Eyes Introduces Family Pricing

Covenant Eyes introduced a big pricing change this week that can save families quite a bit of money. Families can now pay a flat rate of $12.99 which comes with unlimited Covenant Eyes usernames for each of their family members and those they deem appropriate. This is great for those with several children they want to protect (or for families who were trying to save money by sharing usernames!). You can also add filtering to any username at no additional costs.

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[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Children Identity Theft Happens – Online Safety Tips

Identity theft is an ever-growing problem as generations grow up with the Internet at their side. This isn’t a crime that only happens to adults, as the Identity Theft Assistance Center reports 1 out of 40 households deal with identity theft of underage members. Thieves target minors for social security numbers not already used to obtain credit and jobs. The Parent Teachers Association and LifeLock have teamed up to help parents and children understand online dangers and how to avoid them so they stay safe.

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[13 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
Fisher Price’s iPad Bouncy Seat Controversy

Fisher Price made headlines for introducing its Fisher-Price Ipad Seat. No, it wasn’t lead paint or faulty safety straps that made the headlines. It was the inclusion of an iPad attachment in the seat, encouraging parents to strap their kids in and put on videos or games for entertainment. This was what prompted the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, an advocacy group based in Boston, to call for a recall of the toy. People’s displeasure with the product also led to numerous one-star ratings on Amazon.com.

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[3 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Santa Claus is Dead. Amazon is the New Santa.

Santa Claus is dead. Amazon is the New Santa. – Clean Cut Media

Sorry kids, Santa Claus is just pen name for Amazon.

This image below needs very little explanation.

We are in a brave new world folks.

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[15 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Sobering Cyberbulling Statistics [Infographic]

1 in 6 teens are cyberbullied.

Teens who are cyberbullied are 3,5x more likely to attempt suicide than those who aren’t bulled.

Cyberbullying is defined as the “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell
phones, and other electronic devices.” Currently 80% of teens are on cell phones and on social media sites giving them the almost unhindered ability to communicate with one another for good or bad….