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Social Media and the Pursuit of Happiness

In 2018, what are some things that a teenager would define as happiness? Some of them are age-old pursuits: more freedom, financial success, lots of friends, having fun times and fun things, etc. But as of this past decade, social media has become an endless loop of trying to find happiness and satisfaction for our…

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Are You a Digitally Proactive or Reactive Parent?

Let’s be real honest here: when it comes to parenting, it’s much easier to react in the moment to things rather than be proactive from the beginning. For example, it’s easier to give a toddler cookies for dinner because he’s throwing a major fit than to teach him on the front end that you need…

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4 Tips to Keep Your Kid Socially Smart this Summer

Can you guess what the number one thing kids and teens are looking forward to in a few weeks? That’s right…summer break! What a wonderful, fun time for students…and a scheduling nightmare for parents, am I right? JK! But on a serious note, this is the time of the year where students look forward to…

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Cyberbullying: How to know if your kid is being bullied online.

If you are new to Be Socially Smart or have been a part of our community for some time now, you would know how strongly we believe that informed parents = safer kids. The number one online safety tip we can give parents is for you to stay informed and involved in your kid’s digital…

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Top Monitoring Apps for Parents and Families

In case you haven’t noticed, or somehow you missed it, we are living in the digital age. Welcome! Welcome to the age of everything at your fingertips. With technology constantly changing, yet continually growing more popular and widespread, parents are living in an extremely stressful age. In fact, two of the greatest fears parents feel…

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6 Tips to Help Protect and Improve Your Child’s Online Reputation

Not the better choice. Take it down, please. That’s the short, efficient text message I’ve sent more times than I can count over the years while monitoring and coaching my kids’ online content choices. My daughter is now a senior in high school with her eyes fixed on college. And while she can take credit…

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Questions To Ask When Parenting in a Digital Age

Do You Ever Ask Yourself These Questions: Is social media/technology hurting my kid? How much screen time is too much screen time? What age is appropriate to give my kid a smartphone? Is my kid’s usage on their smartphone linked to issues they are experiencing? If you’ve ever wondered any of these things, you are…

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The Tragedy in Florida…Missed Warning Signs?

This week will go down as a sorrowful week for many families in Florida. As you probably have already heard, on February 14, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida tragically experienced a massive school shooting, where a gunman killed 17 people and injured many others. Without getting into politics or the blame game,…

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The Ugly Truth About Sexting with Kids

Sexting is not only an adult thing. At the educational conference in London, Mandy Saligari, the director of the Harley Street Rehab Clinic, announced that many of her 13-year-old patients think that sexting is appropriate. For the record, sexting is sending the sexually explicit material (videos, photos, text) to another person. In the United States,…

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