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Safe Social Networking for Kids and Teens

Social networking sites like Facebook were supposed to make the Internet a little safer by creating a community of people who knew each other, but it hasn’t quite worked out that way.

Are kids listening to music too loud?

Huh? What? Turn that down! A familiar phrase to many, but are our children listening? It’s not easy to get kids to listen to much, unless it’s blaring out of their own personal stereo.More than 3 million people, many of them children and young adults, own an mp3 player, an Ipod or other personal listening devices. Many experts believe that the frequent use of these devices, especially at high volumes, is contributing to the increase in noise-induced hearing loss.

Cellular Development: How old is old enough?

In a poll released last month by HighlightsParents.com, parents reported their conflicted feelings about kids and cell phones.

Pennsylvania school releases iPad App and Starts pilot program

With the advent of the iPad and iPad 2, several schools are now attempting to implement the new “pad” technology into their classrooms. While limited studies have been performed to date, many of the schools have found specific features to be useful, such as the ability to share and access information.

A better approach to cyberbullying

From the statistics, it seems to be an epidemic. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, over 40 percent of all teenagers with Internet access report being bullied online.

How PA Schools are Protecting Kids - Digtially

Computers are present in almost every house, school and coffee shop. With computers comes the Internet, now a staple of our generation. Online access, with all its pluses, presents a concern to many parents.

Blogging for Central PA Moms

Deep within the pages of the Internet, there are pages upon pages of some secret and not-so-secret journals...

The best gifts may be virtual

The most coveted gifts this holiday season may not be something you can wrap and stuff into a stocking. In a recent study at Carnegie Mellon University, researchers talked to young people about their most prized possessions. Many said that virtual assets—music, photos, Facebook gifts and items in online games—were more important to them than material possessions such as clothes.

Got time? Get INSPIRED!

Some people use Pinterest like a refrigerator door—a mishmash of reminders as well as images that bring a smile. Others carefully curate their Pinterest collections. Still others use the juxtaposition of images for inspiration the way people in creative fields use vision or mood boards. Need a desert for the potluck, a rainy day craft for the kids, a gift for a friend? There’s a Pinterest board for that...

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