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Talking to Kids About Digital Safety and Citizenship

By Doug Galluccio, Detective for the City of Charleston Police Department As a detective who often sees the negative impacts of the internet on children, I feel that education is a major component with regards to internet safety. The internet provides an opportunity for children to learn, explore their world, and socialize with friends. By understanding the potential dangers your children face, you can more easily communicate with them about having safer digital experiences. There are so many positive things that children can encounter online, including …

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Talk About It! Adapt 4 Adolescence

Talk About It! Infant-to-Teen Sexual Abuse Prevention & Body Safety Education Part 3 of 3, by Ginger Kadlec, author of Be A Kid’s HeroTM All parents should know two truths: It’s NEVER too early to begin teaching children about sexual abuse prevention or “body safety”. Kids who KNOW body safety rules are 100% better prepared to deal with attempted sexual abuse than children who are kept in the dark. Talking with kids about body safety doesn’t have to be difficult… just frame your conversations in …

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Parenting in the age of technology

By Lt. Joe Laramie What scares you about your child’s online world? Is it online predators, cyberbullying, or maybe naked images being sent to or from friends? How do you manage all of these worrisome issues in your home? Our kids, especially teens, crave privacy but still need parents to balance supervision with their independence. Parenting is hard enough, and now we have to deal with all these high tech communication tools. Here’s a tip. When things seem overwhelming, break them down to their simplest …

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