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Two types of sex trafficking defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 include domestic minor sex trafficking (the exchange of sex with a child under the age of 18 for gain of cash, goods, or anything of value) and commercial sexual exploitation of children (such as pornography, prostitution, child sex tourism, and child […] Read More

    First download the free Pokémon Go app to your smartphone, nickname your avatar, and walk out your door to search for Pokémon characters. In cooperation with Google Maps data, Nintendo has made it possible to view cartoon characters superimposed on your smartphone’s camera screen map in real-life places like parks, schools, and museums. […] Read More

GetKidsInternetSafe From Sensory Overload

Parents don't always realize that sensory overload isn't a regular tantrum.   GetKidsInternetSafe can help!   […] Read More

I’m totally jazzed to make the announcement that PocketGuardian software engineer dads, James Ryan and Jason France, are the first to figure out a way for parents to monitor Snapchat. GetKidsInternetSafe (GKIS) gave a hesitant red light rating to Snapchat due to its deceiving “disappearing” video and instant message capabilities. Stories are everywhere about how […] Read More

5 Myths About Internet Safety

    When I think back about my childhood I grimace about the seven shades of peril I was often in. As latch key kids roaming the neighborhood in hoards, we were mostly in danger of falling out of trees and talking to strangers. Yes abduction was a concern, but neighbors were ever watchful and […] Read More

The dark net is a hidden, encrypted overlay Internet network with over 50,000 websites that can only be accessed by the Tor Hidden Services browser. It’s the online underground. To get on the dark net, anybody with Internet can download the free Tor browser. From the Tor browser, your search request gets bounced around via […] Read More

Adolescents live busy lives. Along with big changes to their bodies and brains, this generation is more overtasked than ever before with academics becoming increasingly important for launch. Teens must increasingly transition from middle school to high school, class to class, activity to activity, screen to screen. In my practice, I have seen overtasking increasingly […] Read More

During adolescence, teens demonstrate a two to three year growth spurt that rivals the one that occurred during infancy. Boys may grow as much as 9 inches taller and girls as much as 7 inches taller, reaching on average 98 percent of their adult height (Tanner, 1978). Not only are teens taller, but they also […] Read More

The GKIS Sensible Parent’s Guide to Vine

Vine is a social media app that is mainly used to share short 6-second videos. Vine videos are often conglomerations of funny scenes that play in a repeating loop. You can follow friends and other Vine users. Those you follow will show up on the main screen of the app, making it simple to scroll […] Read More

Child data is particularly valuable to cybercriminals, because child credit histories are clean and fraudulently activity is unlikely to be discovered until the child is old enough to seek a loan for a car or college. This means your child’s private information could be accumulating criminal activity for years before it is discovered. Once discovered, […] Read More