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How Much Media Time Should I Allow My Child?

by Barbara J. Feldman April 9, 2010

Did you know that between the television, the computer and texting, young children are spending an average of 53 hours per week in front of a screen? This is an incredible amount of time. It is disturbing when you realize some of the problems that can occur because of the inactivity that results from large […]

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Daily Media Time: How Much Should I Allow?

by Barbara J. Feldman April 5, 2010

As a parent, ask yourself how much daily media time you should allow, and the consequences of too much media. Here are a few things to consider: 1) Your child may be spending far more media time than you realize. Many parents don’t realize how much time their children spend texting, on the computer, playing […]

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Ways to Help Kids Avoid Media Overload

by Barbara J. Feldman March 19, 2010

Media multitasking, the term coined to describe what’s going on when someone, in this case your child, is surfing the internet, texting and answering instant messages, or IM’s, while simultaneously doing homework, is a relatively new term for parents. This new phenomenon is a hallmark for this generation of kids who are more technologically savvy […]

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Simple Tips: How to Stop a Cyber Bully

by Barbara J. Feldman January 14, 2010

Stopping a cyber bully is not easy. In fact, a cyber bully can make surfing the web, connecting with friends and doing your homework miserable activities. Cyber bullying, like other kinds of bullying, involves a lot of negativity and confidence bashing. Often crude, lewd, abusive and inappropriate language is used. While no one wants to […]

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How to Stop a Cyber Bully

by Barbara J. Feldman January 9, 2010

Cyber bullying has become a real problem on the web. Every year it seems the amount of cyber bullying rises. So, the following are three ways you can stop cyber bullying: 1. Do what you can to identify who the cyber bully is. Their power is in their anonymity. If you find out who’s bullying […]

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Should You Join Facebook to Monitor Your Children’s Behavior?

by Barbara J. Feldman November 25, 2009

Many children want to create a Facebook account because their friends may have an account and they want to interact with them. Facebook does not allow anyone under the age of thirteen to join the site. Even then, Facebook does try to protect the identity of anyone under the age of eighteen because they can […]

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