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Organization for Social Media Safety & D.A.R.E. International Announce New Collaboration

Students Across the Country Will Receive Lessons On Growing Social Media-Related Dangers Like Cyberbullying, Sexting and Human Trafficking Los Angeles — With social media use surging among tweens and teens as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Organization for Social Media Safety and D.A.R.E. International have announced a groundbreaking collaboration to teach essential social…

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Organization for Social Media Safety & D.A.R.E. International Announce New Collaboration

Healthier Social Media Time

Sheltering At Home During the Pandemic Has Dramatically Increased Social Media Usage Among Teens and Tweens.  With the New School Year Arriving, Consider Stress-Free Ways to Readjust Your Family’s Habits To Get Back To Healthier Social Media Time. With children returning to school, parents and educators should start thinking about healthier social media times. We…

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Healthier Social Media Time

You Can Help Dr. Laura Berman Save Lives

Our son Sammy was an amazing kid — sweet, funny, curious, an A student. And like all parents, we worked hard to keep him away from dangerous people and places. But, like most parents, we had no idea that drug dealers were preying on our children using Snapchat and other social media platforms. And we…

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You Can Help Dr. Laura Berman Save Lives

Prevent Excessive Screen Time

We frequently advocate for using technology to help protect against social media-related dangers.  And, preventing or reducing excessive social media use and excessive screen time is a great application of safe technology.  So, here is our latest tip.   Recently, Apple came out with iOS 14, which allows users to add widgets to their home screen.  A widget is…

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Prevent Excessive Screen Time

Medical Misinformation

We are gravely concerned about misinformation disseminated via social media. Misinformation is a major, if not existential, threat on a number of fronts including democracy and the economy, but developments this month have highlighted the unique potential for social media to spread dangerous medical misinformation. On Tuesday, February 25th, the CDC announced that the new…

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Medical Misinformation

Watch Out: Skullbreaker Challenge

There is a new, potentially lethal, challenge going viral on social media called the Skullbreaker Challenge. Make sure you know how to protect your tweens and teens. What are challenges? Challenges are online dares. They may be physical in nature, such as requiring people to dump a bucket full of ice on their heads (the…

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Watch Out: Skullbreaker Challenge