online safety

  1. Kids with Special Needs

    Tis the season… to protect your online identity during travel

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    For many families, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season includes traveling to visit families and friends. For many parents,...
  2. Parenting Tips & Advice

    What does a safe online experience mean for your child?

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    As you plan for the approaching Christmas season — and the holiday gifts you’ll be purchasing to your child’s delight — it’s...
  3. Mom & Dad

    Mom blogging: The value of sharing the hard parts of motherhood

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    For every mom who vents about her kids online, there’s another defending a child’s right to privacy. How do you strike a balance?...
  4. School Age Kids

    Should you tell your children about parental controls?

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    In this digital age, it’s difficult to manage what our children view on the internet, and that’s why a lot of parents rely on the...
  5. Family Activities

    Vacationing in the digital age

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    Summer vacation is all about getting away from it all... or at least it used be. Technology has changed all of that. Thanks to...
  6. Shopping Online

    Don’t get fooled by these common online scams

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    Does that deal seem too good to be true? Chances are, your instincts are right. Any time you’re dealing with online transactions, be...
  7. More Beauty & Style

    Protect yourself: Safe online shopping

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    Buyer beware! Online shopping may be convenient, but it's not always the safest shopping choice. Are you doing everything you can to...
  8. More Beauty & Style

    Fashion fakes: How to tell if an online store is legit

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    Frugal fashionistas know the best place to shop for unique products at bargain-basement steals is online, but often those deals can...
  9. Mom & Dad

    Privacy-invading apps: How to keep kids safe on mobile devices

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    Those iPhone games that your kids play may be collecting more personal information about your kids than you think. According to a...
  10. Mom & Dad

    When your child's friend posts something inappropriate online

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    If you’ve been in the position where you’ve found that your child’s friend has posted inappropriate content about herself online,...
  11. Money and finance

    How to help your kids protect their online identity

    Children can often become victims of identity theft. Take some simple precautions to help reduce the risk. Arm your kids with the...
  12. Money and finance

    Identity theft: Do we really need to worry?

    If you think that identity theft isn't a serious concern, you just need to look at the numbers. The Federal Trade Commission...
  13. Parenting How-to

    How to monitor your child's online activities

    You don't want to ban your kids from Internet and smartphone use, but you do want to keep them safe while they are online. Follow...
  14. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Cell phone safety tips for back-to-school

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    Can you hear me now? According to research, twenty-two percent of young children own a cell phone (ages 6-9), sixty percent of...
  15. Tweens, Teens & College

    Facebook and kids: How young is too young?

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    The current age limit to join Facebook is 13. However, reports are circulating that the social media giant is considering easing its...
  16. Single Girls' Guide

    Facebook: Beware of stalkers!

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    Facebook stalking is real. Learn how to protect yourself.
  17. Teen Behavior

    Teens and the consequences of social media

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    It's impossible to keep today's teens away from social networking. Guide your teen to make wise choices when sharing with friends --...
  18. Parenting Tips & Advice

    7 Things your kids shouldn't share online

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    In an age of social media, online gaming, and apps like Foursquare, sharing information about yourself can be as easy as a few...
  19. Mom & Dad

    Hidden cell phone dangers

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    If you use your phone to take pictures and use social networking sites to post them online, you could be leaving yourself open to...
  20. Tweens, Teens & College

    High School student who ranked female classmates on Facebook list in hot water

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    An Illinois teenager and (former) high school student is in trouble after he was identified as being responsible for circulating a...