The Challenges of Growing Up With Social Media

Savvy parents, however, can balance the fascination many kids have with online lives with the key relationship skills that kids need when they step away from the internet and enter the real world, allowing them to grow up social without losing out on vital interactions with friends and family....

Personal Story: He Is Listening To What??!!

I slowly walked towards him trying not to wake him right away, so I could savor the moment. I really wished I had my camera. I leaned down to caress his face, and wake him gently. Then I heard from his iPhone, in a very low volume sitting right next to his ear, “F---ing this, F-that, F---ing F---ing F---ing them all”.....

Now What? How to Help Children Exposed to Pornography

You never thought your household would be the one dealing with a pornography problem. After all, you've always talked to your kids about avoiding pornography. You have filters installed to keep them safe online. You monitor their online activity. Somehow, however, pornography crept into your home--and now you have to deal with the consequences....

Case Study - Taking It To The Limit

Now, picture a middle class father standing in his den, thinking that he has done everything that he can to prevent this specific scenario from happening. His eyes as big as saucers, mouth drops open, the who, where, why and how questions come to mind, but instead he takes a moment, being the adult in the room and calls a family meeting.....

The Importance of Two-Home Digital Rules

When one parent is setting far more boundaries in a child's life than the other parent, the child may lash out towards the stricter parent. It can also lead to naughty or inappropriate behaviors as the young person tests the seemingly limitless boundaries of the more lenient parent. For this reason, it's important for divorced or separated parents to communicate with one another about household rules and compromise in as many areas as possible to maintain consistency between households....

The Dark Side of the Internet - 5 Things you Didn't Know About the Dark Web

The dark web isn't just for browsing, it is actually a pretty packed market where people can buy and sell anything without any regulation. This includes almost exclusively sinister things like copied credit cards, fake passports, guns, and even drugs. Due to the risk involved, everything is pretty expensive, but if you wanted to buy anything that isn't strictly legal, you can find it there.

Case Study - How Pokemon GO Almost Caught Our Family

My niece, who is the same age as Emmett, was playing online games at her house. She developed a friendship with someone that she thought was her age. This person was always online the same time she was. In reality, this person was probably online all day. My niece was invited to meet her new friend at a strip mall, approximately a mile from her home. The plans were solidified. My niece felt that because she knew the area, she would be safe....

6 Powerful Images That Show The Internet's Terrible Impact on Children

It is so sad. A visual expression of the angst that society has caused for our children. The unrealistic images of photoshopped people, that have become their images of the human body, It is so sad. A visual expression of the angst that society has caused for our children. The unrealistic images of photoshopped people, that have become their images of the human body. So we kept looking for others that help us at OSG communicate our point, and developed this gallery....