When Kids Are Home From School, Pornography Searches Increase 4700%

In this blog post from the Net Nanny website, Annemarie Lange uses statistics to describe the magnitude of addictions among young people. Just to quote one statistic:
“ONLY 3% OF TEENAGE BOYS AND 17% OF GIRLS HAVE NEVER SEEN ONLINE PORNOGRAPHY.”

This article from Net Nanny is a good reminder why parents need to take the time to repeatedly speak to their teens about the dangers of internet pornography, arm them with the risks involved with pornography, and stay up-to-date on proper filtering software.

We owe it to our children: who else will care for them?

Texting at Night Affects Teens’ Sleep, Academic Performance

As we all know, teenagers today communicate regularly by texting or with the use of texting apps. This communication happens during the day, but also late or during the night. Do we know what is being communicated at these hours of the day?

Professor Ming in New Jersey has done research on texting after the lights are out and what effect this has on school performance. She quotes: “Students who turned off their devices or who messaged for less than 30 minutes after lights out performed significantly better in school than those who messaged for more than 30 minutes after lights out.”

While there are many moral reasons why parents need to keep their childrens’ phones out of bedrooms, this article from Rutgers Today sheds new light on a practical reason why parents need to remain in charge.