All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Parents’

Woman Tried to Sell Her Kids on Facebook for $4,000, Say Police

You can post tons of pictures of your kids on Facebook. Sure, it’s annoying and it may get you unfriended, but it’s your right. You can create an account for your kid, if you want. Sure, it’s technically against Facebook’s rules, but what the hell -people do it for their dogs and cats all the time. You can even take …

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Parents Sent to Sex Site Thanks to Typo in School Email

Shock! Horror! Impending lawsuits! Parents of children who attend one of the many schools in the Chicago Public Schools system were inadvertently directed to a soft-core adult site, after the school system sent out a mass email containing one slightly altered link. The point of the email was to notify parents that CPS was raising their standards when it comes …

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Mom Reduces 8-Year-Old to Snotty Mess by Telling Him He Accidentally Bought $50K Mustang on eBay

Kids and technology occasionally run up against each other in unpredictable or dangerous ways. Kids and technology that is linked to your bank account – now that’s danger on a whole other level. So what do you do when your kid almost buys an expensive car on eBay? Tell him he really did buy it and reduce him to tears, …

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Facebook Confirms That College Kids Don’t Want to Friend Their Parents

Drunken photos, vulgar status updates, check-ins at places they’re not supposed to be – any and all of these things likely deter millions of college and post-college aged kids from choosing to friend their parents on Facebook. Sure, you could just modify your privacy settings and block them out but who wants to go through the hassle, right? The Facebook …

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Tabeo Tablet From Toys “R” Us Gives Parents A Lot Of Control

Toys “R” Us unveiled a new tablet device geared specifically towards kids today. It’s called the Tabeo, and comes with nearly 20 games, learning apps, storybooks, and other kid-friendly entertainment apps. There are 50 free apps pre-installed. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The device comes with safety features and parental controls, obviously. Kids can browse the Internet, …

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Parents Nab Daughter’s Pedophile Boyfriend with Facebook Sting

A convicted sex offender is facing charges of immoral communications with a minor after he was caught sending photos of his penis to a 15-year-old girl on Facebook. The 15-year-old girl wasn’t actually a real person, and that’s the start of what makes this story particularly interesting. The fake Facebook profile was actually a creation of a mother and her …

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Parents Overwhelmingly See Social Media as a Good Thing

Some psychologists and social science researchers would have you believe that Facebook is turning everybody’s children into drunken stoners. And narcissistic idiots, as well. I’m sure most people have had a parent ask them why they spend so much time on “The Facebook” or “The Twitters.” I know I have. And though we can debate the various pros and cons …

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Sorry Parents, Your Teens Like Porn A Lot More Than You Think

In little-to-no-chance-of-shocking-you news, parents are fairly oblivious when it comes to what their kids are doing online. McAfee just released the results of their annual Teen Internet Behavior study, and the takeaway is that parents severely underestimate what their kids are up to online and how much time they’re spending online. Not only that, but teenagers are getting much better …

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Facebook May Soon Let Kids Under 13 Join The Party

Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities section 4, article 5 clearly states that “You will not use Facebook if you are under 13.” But according to sources quoted by the Wall Street Journal, that may soon be changing. Apparently, Facebook is in the process of developing new technology that would make way for kids under the age of thirteen to …

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Parents, Pre-Teens, and the Facebook Minefield

Do you remember the first thought that popped into your head when your pre-teen cousin sent you a friend request on Facebook? If you don’t I’ll attempt to jog your memory. It probably went something like this: “What the hell? Aren’t you like 9 years old?” And yes, they probably are. Although Facebook has opened their walls quite a bit …

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Parents Not Talking To Their Children About Mobile Security [Infographic]

“Jimmy, we need to have a…talk” When we think of “the talk”, we generally equate it with parents fumbling around, trying to talk to their kids about sex and pregnancy. However, NQ Mobile & NCSA are trying to raise awareness about another sort of talk, dealing with cell phone security. 56% of parents surveyed say they haven’t talked to their …

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