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Caught Cheating: New Ways Kids Are Breaking the Rules

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The ease and immediacy of digital devices -- cell phones, smart phones, Internet access, and social networks -- allow us to get answers quickly and efficiently without having to do a lot of work. And if it's a gray area for parents, it's really shady for kids.

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Cell Phone Tips

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You rarely see young people these days without a cell phone in their hands. But they’re probably not talking on it. More likely, they’re texting, surfing the Web, updating their Facebook pages, playing games, downloading apps, playing with ring tones, taking pictures, recording video, and more.

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Manners for the Digital Age

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Help kids create a positive online environment with rules for civil online behavior.
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Webonauts Internet Academy . Parents and Teachers| PBS KIDS GO!

Webonauts Internet Academy . Parents and Teachers| PBS KIDS GO! | Email and IM - Cyber Citizen | Scoop.it

Webonauts Internet Academy is a web original game for PBS KIDS GO! that gives kids 8- to 10-year-old an opportunity to have some fun while exploring what it means to be a citizen in a web-infused‚ information-rich world. It is an engaging experience on its own but becomes all the more powerful when parents and teachers use game play as a springboard for conversations about media literacy and citizenship in the 21st Century.

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Apps 101: What to Know Before You Download

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Whether you're a smartphone-owning parent who downloads apps for your kids or your kids are finding apps for themselves, you'll want to check the age-appropriateness of the apps they use and set ground rules about browsing -- and paying -- for them.

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Instant Messaging Tips

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our children’s fingers are furiously clicking away on their phone or keyboard. But what are they saying, and whom are they talking to? Kids have become more and more used to having ways to instantly communicate with their friends, and parents are often left trying to keep up.

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Setting online boundaries for elementary school kids | Childhelp

Setting online boundaries for elementary school kids | Childhelp | Email and IM - Cyber Citizen | Scoop.it

Every child is different, and children of different ages need to be addressed differently, especially when it comes to talking about Internet safety and boundaries. Open communication is key for every age group, but do you know what your elementary-schooler needs to hear and discuss about Internet safety?

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Teen Chat Decoder | Acronyms Abbreviations

An acronyms / abbreviations decoder for parents that decodes all the abbreviations used by teens in their text messaging via cell phones or social media pages like MySpace and Facebook.
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