Media/Internet

Today, teenagers are often much more media savvy than their parents. There are some wonderful things about cyberspace and the Internet and the whole world of digital technology, but unfortunately, danger lurks online as well. Parents who are informed and equipped to deal with their adolescent’s or teen’s online experience are better able to guide their child wisely through the potential pitfalls of modern media.


See no evil

“Nicole is allowed to watch this?” I asked when I saw my new 12-year-old stepdaughter glued to the TV sitcom Friends.

Mark looked up...

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