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The 6 Habits of Recovering Helicopter Parents

Are you worried that you might be a helicopter mom? Safeguarding our children is a priority for moms today but you may think you are stepping over the line.

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When social media sites such as Facebook publish tips for their users, they can sometimes be difficult to find and to understand. However, many of these tips can have useful information for parents. Most social media sites offer tips specifically for parents to help their children be secure on their social network. Here are tips published by three of the major social networks: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Safety Tips from Your Child’s Social Media

When social media sites such as Facebook publish tips for their users, they can sometimes be difficult to find and to understand.

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With 1.23 billion monthly active users on Facebook, 241 million monthly active users on Twitter and millions of others on many other social media websites, comparing ourselves to all the other users online is common. As a result, many social media users get feelings of inadequacy and jealousy.

Inadequacy and Jealousy From Social Media

With 1.23 billion monthly active users on Facebook, 241 million monthly active users on Twitter and millions of others on many other social media websites, comparing ourselves to all the...

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Facebook wants more users and might be targeting a much younger audience. The company filed a patent for a system that would allow children to have access to Facebook, as long as they were supervised by parents. If implemented, this new system would have to comply with the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

Facebook Plans to Open the Network to Children

Facebook wants more users and might be targeting a much younger audience. The company filed a patent for a system that would allow children to have access to Facebook, as...

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Before the Internet, criminals had to search through trash or steal physical documents in order to gain access to personal information. Before social media, cybercriminals sent fake email links that lured victims in and persuaded them to disclose information.  Now, cybercriminals are following everyone else and flocking to Facebook.

Cybercriminals Flock to Facebook

Before the Internet, criminals had to search through trash or steal physical documents in order to gain access to personal information.

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In 2001, parents’ biggest concern about children using the Internet was adult pornography. Things have changed in the last 13 years.

Parents Aren’t As Worried About Pornography

In 2001, parents’ biggest concern about children using the Internet was adult pornography. Things have changed in the last 13 years.

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How good are you at keeping track of the things that your teenagers are posting online? A study by McAfee examined the online habits and behaviors that teenagers display.

What Is Your Teen Sharing Online?

How good are you at keeping track of the things that your teenagers are posting online? A study by McAfee examined the online habits and behaviors that teenagers display.

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One evening, Nicole was watching the news when the phone rang. It was a police officer. He said that her daughter had been the victim of a sexual predator online.

Online Predators Attack Anywhere at Any Time

One evening, Nicole was watching the news when the phone rang. It was a police officer. He said that her daughter had been the victim of a sexual predator online.

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At any given moment, there are 750,000 pedophiles online while 93 percent of all 5 to 15 year-old children use the Internet.  The chances of a child being solicited for sex are high and child sex tourism is on the rise.

New Trend: Webcam Child Sex Tourism

At any given moment, there are 750,000 pedophiles online while 93 percent of all 5 to 15 year-old children use the Internet.

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