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Survival Training

For his birthday, my husband received a Disaster Survival book. He put it on a shelf and forgot about. I have seen my son reading it more than once, with avid interest.  When I asked him if he liked it, he responded, sagely, I think this  is the kind of information everyone should know. It makes sense as parents that we make sure to

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Social Networks for Kids

Most of my family and friends have a social network account.  I have one as well, so it was no surprise when my son asked to get an account too. I didn’t object because it seems for the most part, these social network sites are good social training for life.  I find that it can teach empathy and to develop a sense of self,

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Predator Proof Your Children

As he gets older my son asks for more and more freedom.  Most recently, to go riding his bike alone around the block, sleeping over a friend’s house and playing multi-player games online with virtual strangers. We have discussed stranger danger in the past, but I think it’s time for a refresher. Not just for him, but for me. I feel completely ill prepared

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Togetherville – Social Media for Kids

Although students using the Internet are getting younger and younger, not all sites are age appropriate for this audience. While popular social media sites like Facebook require users to be at least 13 years old, there are some alternatives for those younger web surfers. Togetherville is a site that makes social media safe for kids to share information online. A great safety feature is

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Follow the Stars Afterschool!

We all know the huge influence that television and music stars have on our children. For kids, they look up to stars their own age. Those kids that appear on the TV screen and in music videos are often trendsetters and leaders. Children often follow in the footsteps and beliefs of these stars they idolize. The Afterschool Alliance, known as the national voice of

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