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Ages And Stages Of Internet Surfing

The Internet is here to stay. It has even become an indispensable part of our children’s lives. Children log on for purposes of research, recreation and reaching out. The easy accessibility and low cost has given our children a great tool to explo...

Internet Addiction In India

With kids ages 8 to 18 spending on average 44.5 hours per week in front of screens, parent are increasingly concerned that screen time is robbing them of real world experiences. Nearly 23% of youth report that they feel "addicted to video games" (...

Internet Saftey Scene In India

A survey done by Uninor in schools across seven states in India indicates that 30 per cent of Indian children accessing internet have experienced some kind of cyber harm or the other. This includes cyber bullying, cyber stalking, hacking and defam...

The Benefits

Information abounds about the downside of children using computers -- negative effects range from less outdoor playtime to contact with sexual predators. But you'll also find pronounced benefits of computer use for children. Internet access can he...

The Dangers

As the Internet plays an increasingly prominent role in children’s lives, parents are getting increasingly worried about the ease with which undesirable content can be accessed online. This is borne out by the growing number of people activating t...

Tips To Ensure Safety

Earl, the Safe Surfer, loves to surf both on the Web and in the water. But sometimes he runs in to trouble. How can Earl stay safe when he surfs the Internet? Well, according to Earl, it's easy when you know what to do. Do you know how to avoid pr...

Safe Cyberspace Surfing

Since you were a little kid, your mom or dad has probably told you not to talk to strangers. The same goes for the online world. It's easy to meet a stranger on the Internet. You might visit a chat room or get an email or text message from someone...

Setting Rules

The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and LOLs from many teens but an influential pediatricians group says parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences. It's been linked with violence, cyberbullying,...

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Too Much Screen Time Can Harm

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently came out with a report that included specific suggestions for how much "screen time" children of various ages should be allowed, along with other technology-related recommendations. In this segment the p...

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Online Safety Tips

You should set ground rules for your family's internet usage, communicate these rules to your children, and consistently enforce them. It begins with education. Explain the impact of over-sharing information on the internet, and how malicious soft...

How To Set Screen Rules

In many homes, getting kids to turn off their cell phones, shut down the video games, or log off of Facebook can incite a revolt. And if your kids say they need to be online for schoolwork, you may not know when the research stops and idle activit...

How Much Is Too Much

Where do you draw the boundary between allowing your children to avail themselves of highly engaging technologies and excessive use or overuse of those very same highly engaging technologies?

Children And Internet Usage

Parents typically let their children start using the internet aged three, a survey reveals. And it quickly becomes a habit. By the time they are at school, children spend an average of two hours a day online – twice as long as their parents reali...

How The Internet Affects Your Brain

Like most things, the Internet has its good and its dark side. And, considering the pervasiveness of the Internet in society, it is certainly having an effect on our brains. After all, everything we do affects our brain. Though up until the 1980’s...

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