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Let’s Talk About Porn: Part 2

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(This is Part 2 of our Let’s Talk About Porn series. Read Part 1 of the series right here. ) Feel Good Moments I love cheese dip! I could eat it every day. You put a bowl of cheese dip and chips in front of me, and I’m a happy man. And no, I don’t…

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Let’s Talk About Porn: Part 1

Let's Talk About Porn: Part 1

Of all the fears most parents have relating to their kids and technology, pornography is typically at the top of the list. And who can blame them? Pornography has heavily saturated our world in the last few decades, especially with smart devices providing unlimited Internet access, 24/7. A recent study gives us a glimpse into…

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Why Build a Positive Digital Profile?

Whether we like it or not, we are living in the digital age. Much of life can be done behind a screen. You can literally look up/find anything and everything you want within a few clicks. And that’s not entirely a bad thing, but this type of access can become addictive and unsafe pretty quick.…

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Top 4 Questions We Get From Parents

Since the beginning of Be Socially Smart, parents have asked many questions in regards to their kid and social media/technology. Below we have summed up the four biggest questions we commonly get from parents just like you: What age is appropriate? Perhaps the biggest question we get from parent revolves around “what age is appropriate…

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When Should I Give My Kid A Smartphone?

In this digital age, one of the biggest questions on the mind of parents is “What age is appropriate to give my kid a smartphone?…or When should I let my kid have _____ app?” The first thing to note here is this: there is no silver bullet answer. For apps, there are age recommendations/restrictions put…

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End the Screen-time Battle with this Monitoring App

Are you the type of parent that struggles with getting your kid off their phone? Do you seem to have ongoing issues with getting your kids to do their chores, outdoor activities, or anything else that doesn’t involve their phone? Do you wish to have just a little bit more control over how much time…

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Back To School: Are You Digitally Ready?

One of the biggest things on the mind of every parent right now is that school is just around the corner. For some, you’ve been counting down the days; for others, you’re trying to soak up all the last moments with your kid as you can. Either way, parents are in prep/transition mode of getting…

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Fortnite Battle Royale: What Parents Need to Know

If your kid is any bit of a gamer, chances are they have played Fortnite. Fortnite is a top-trending game that is super fun, but also super addicting. Here’s a brief snapshot of the game: Fortnite is a live, multiplayer game that starts with up to 100 unarmed players jumping out of a plane, landing…

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Who Am I Building?

Just for a second, let’s pretend you want to build a new house: your dream house. Where do you start? Well, you need to come up with a plan: what will the design look like, how big will it be, what colors, how much money do we have, time frame, area to build, etc. And…

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