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5 Myths and Truths About Kids' Internet Safety

5 Myths and Truths About Kids' Internet Safety | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Help keep your kids' online experiences positive and productive by learning the truth (and ignoring the rumors) about what really makes them safe.

Via GwynethJones, Ivon Prefontaine, Dean J. Fusto, Les Howard, Luciana Viter, Peter Mellow
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Learning about truths and  ignoring rumours  about internet safety for  children and young people.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 8, 2014 6:39 PM

The first one is pretty important as all children do not turn into bullies. It makes sense that not all kids who use the Internet will turn into bullies. My guess is it would probably be about the same statistical occurrence as pre-Internet, but the footprints are saved.

 

Bullying is a complex and lived experience that is often a product of being bullied and having seen bullying go unchecked. Teachers and other adults who are good role models digitally and in person greatly help the cause of helping children.

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, June 9, 2014 9:06 AM

I have to agree with Gwyneth Jones in that, "there is no safety, only awareness" when teaching kids digital literacy. These are some great myths that need to be understood so that we can better equip our kids to navigate both the real and virtual world effectively.  

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 9, 2014 2:00 PM

Good information to also share with parents, especially about their child's digital footprint and how to keep it private.

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Brain Scans Show The Real Impact Love Has On A Child’s Brain | TruthTheory

Brain Scans Show The Real Impact Love Has On A Child’s Brain | TruthTheory | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
You comfort them over a skinned knee in the playground, and coax them to sleep with a soothing lullaby. But being a nurturing mother is not just about emotional care – it pays dividends by determining the size of your child’s brain, scientists say.

Shocking: According to neurologists the sizeable difference between these two brains has one primary cause – the way were treated by their mothers

Both of these images are brain scans of a two three-year-old children, but the brain on the left is considerably larger, has fewer spots and less dark areas, compared to the one on the right.

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hHow important nurturing parents are to a child’s development.

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Life is about relationships, and the first, most important aspect of teaching is  relationships. As has been said, "They don't care what you know until they know that you care."

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When "Parenting in Public" goes wrong - ChicagoNow (blog)

When "Parenting in Public" goes wrong - ChicagoNow (blog) | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
I recently read a post on Stable Mable about “Parenting in Public,” also known as disciplining your child in public. As a fellow parent to an extremely intelligent and often irrational three year old, I understand her position all too well.
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4 More Ways to Raise Egalitarian Children - The Federalist (blog)

4 More Ways to Raise Egalitarian Children - The Federalist (blog) | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Don’t stop at ending bedtime stories. Deprive your children even further, for everyone’s benefit.
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Recognizing the symptoms of depression in children

Recognizing the symptoms of depression in children | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
What are the symptoms of a child suffering from depression. Children will show certain signs and symptoms when they are suffering from depressive disorders.
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When I Stopped Parenting for 24 Hours, This Happened - Yahoo Parenting

When I Stopped Parenting for 24 Hours, This Happened - Yahoo Parenting | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Limited time and limited money has changed the way I parent. Since I no longer have a house or parenting partner, my children have become partners in their own existence.
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Is There A Sweet Spot of Parenting? - Huffington Post (blog)

Is There A Sweet Spot of Parenting? - Huffington Post (blog) | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
There are times when I am honestly overjoyed to be past the baby and toddler parenting phases -- especially when I am in the presence of a current parent with their screaming baby.
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5 Strategies to Make Coparenting Easier

5 Strategies to Make Coparenting Easier | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Let's talk about coparenting, frankly. It can be an amazing thing when you and your ex see eye to eye about your child.

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You might not be together as a couple anymore, but you can be together in parenting your children.

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MIT States That Half of All Children May be Autistic by 2025 due to Monsanto | New Eastern Outlook

MIT States That Half of All Children May be Autistic by 2025 due to Monsanto | New Eastern Outlook | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
A senior scientist at MIT has declared that we are facing an epidemic of autism that may result in one half of all children being affected by autism in ten years. Dr. Stephanie Seneff, who made these remarks during a...

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Are you aware of what is inside what you eat and feed to your children?

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4 Year Old Benjamin Stanley: Why Can’t I go Home?

4 Year Old Benjamin Stanley: Why Can’t I go Home? | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
It has been about 50 days now since a military-style SWAT team arrived at the home of the Stanley family in Arkansas, and removed all seven home-schooled children from the home.

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Traumatic experience for the whole family, being separated with no explanation and kept apart even after mistakes in the system have been identified. Are lone parents, low income families and homeschooling families more likely to suffer this?

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Happiness in parenting - Deseret News

Happiness in parenting - Deseret News | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Parents of blended families — especially stepfathers — are more likely to experience a strain on their mental health.
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Learning to deal with the stresses of being a parent in blended families. Being a parent to your biological children who don't live with you, while having a parental role to the children of the person you live with.

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7 Ways for Parents to Stay Calm, Cool and Connected - Huffington Post

7 Ways for Parents to Stay Calm, Cool and Connected - Huffington Post | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Yes, there is a mound of research that shows that emotional support, resilience skills, healthy lifestyle habits, mindfulness and stress management techniques work; not only that, these skills can positively influence the mind-body connection in...
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Ways to help parents stay calm, cool and collected.

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Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything

Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
I am the first generation that straddled a world with technology and without. That makes parenting our kids and their iChildhoods pretty daunting.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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We are living through the first generation of parents dealing with all pervasive digital technology invading childhoods.

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There's No Such Thing As 'Free-Range' Parenting — It's Just Parenting - Live Science

There's No Such Thing As 'Free-Range' Parenting — It's Just Parenting - Live Science | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Helicopter parents, "free-range" parents — what really is the best way to raise a kid?
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Parents talking to kids about tough issues - WIAT 42

Parents talking to kids about tough issues - WIAT 42 | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)-- So many issues have taken center stage over the past few weeks and with that comes kids that have a lot of questions. "My youngest daughter, she asked me, daddy why do they treat me different and I really I was baffled.
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Talking to Your Teen About Instagram and Perfection Perfection - Huffington Post

Talking to Your Teen About Instagram and Perfection Perfection - Huffington Post | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
I want them to know their value goes way beyond the surface view of themselves on Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat.
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NHS chief tells parents: You're bringing up your children TERRIBLY - Express.co.uk

NHS chief tells parents: You're bringing up your children TERRIBLY - Express.co.uk | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
PARENTS are bringing up the next generation "terribly" with childhood obesity set to trigger a huge rise in weight-related disease, the top NHS boss has warned.
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Serious relationship lasts while students juggle responsibilities

Serious relationship lasts while students juggle responsibilities | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
College students often have multiple responsibilities to balance, and it can be hard to find time for a relationship.

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Parenting skills: The top 10 suggestions for parenting children - The Herald-Times (subscription)

Parenting skills: The top 10 suggestions for parenting children - The Herald-Times (subscription) | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Parenting: It’s the most demanding job we’ve got.
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The power of words - Hanford Sentinel

The power of words - Hanford Sentinel | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
I grew up in a family of seven children. When you add a father and a mother to the mix you have a full house. I believe all of us
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The power of words starts at home.

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Father who smacked his children has them taken into care

Father who smacked his children has them taken into care | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
The parent, from Rotherham, told officials that he thought children benefited from being smacked. But a judge has now ruled that his 'entrenched' views were harmful to their children.

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Impact of parents' military deployment on children's safety and mental health - PsyPost

Impact of parents' military deployment on children's safety and mental health - PsyPost | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that following military parents' return from com ...
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Parent's military deployment and the effects on their children.

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People are genetically more like their fathers than their mothers

People are genetically more like their fathers than their mothers | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
The findings could help understand the development of disease and treatments for illnesses like cancer and diabetes, said University of North Carolina School of Medicine scientists.
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How Bruce Jenner Is Helping Transgendered Kids Everywhere - Babble

How Bruce Jenner Is Helping Transgendered Kids Everywhere - Babble | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Bruce Jenner is unwittingly at the center of a conversation on gender and a changing view of what's normal. A conversation we desperately need to have.
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Transgender kids: a conversation that needs to take place

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New range of alcopops that appeal to kids leaves parents fuming

New range of alcopops that appeal to kids leaves parents fuming | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
AT FIRST glance they look like any energy drink, ginger beer or sparkling apple juice found at most supermarkets.

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New products in the market are giving more headaches to parents trying to prevent under age alcohol drinking.

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