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o Parents of Teenagers - Resources
o Internet and Cell Phone Protection & VPN Resources
o Organizational Resources for Parents (Informational, assistance, legal, and more)
o Scriptures & more on Family, Marriage, & Children
o Sex Offender Registries
o Is ADHD being used as a Clinical Deception tool to produce a generation of drones fit for the UN?
o The consequences of the "sexual revolution"
Rehabilitation & Recovery for sexual, drugs, alcohol and more...
Helping those in need (Dealing with divorce and more.)
Children and Scripture: What the Word of God says...
Your kids should not be the most important in the family. - By John Rosemond ...I recently asked a married couple who have three kids, none of whom are yet teens,, Who are the most important people in your family?" Like all good moms and dads of the brave new millennium, they answered, "Our kids!" ...This issue is really the heart of the matter. People my age know it's the heart of the matter because when we were kids it was clear to us that our parents were the ost important people in our families.
Code Amber (GTX Corp) and BrickHouse Security Team to protect the 2,000 children reported missing daily with GPS personal location solutions. To help keep these children safe locally in busy malls, parks, and even in their own back yard, GTX Corp, through its Code Amber subsidiary has formed a distribution relationship with BrickHouse Security to market the company's Child Locator, as well as to jointly develop newsafety and protection programs.
How to check your child's credit report The presence of one could signal identity theft - By Dinah Wisenberg Brin - Parents place the utmost attention on their children’s safety, education, health and happiness, but even the most conscientious parent may overlook another matter that can affect their child's future: the child’s credit report. With some exceptions, most children under age 18 should not have a credit report at all. Minors, however, are not immune to identity theft and credit fraud. So you need to see if your youngster has a credit report – and you need to know what is on it. “Ideally, and in the vast majority of instances, your child would not have a credit report,” says Rod Griffin, director of public education for credit reporting agency Experian. “It’s a good idea for a parent to check.” ...How to find a child’s credit status The three national credit-reporting companies – TransUnion, Equifax and Experian – do not knowingly keep data on children younger than 13, according to AnnualCreditReport.com. That website – which is the official website where you can get free access to your credit reports – outlines steps to take if you suspect fraud involving your child’s identity. Such steps include alerting all three credit reporting agencies, filing a police report and filing a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. You also can file a complaint with the FTC. You can also call the Identity Theft Resource Center at 800-400-5530. ...For more information, review our step-by-step instructions for requesting a child’s credit report from each bureau. Otherwise, below is a summary of the rules for the three credit bureau:
Protect Your Family and Community with AlertID The first-of-its-kind, AlertID is a free public service available online and on mobile applications. AlertID is proven to help reduce crime while improving safety and security for children, families and entire communities across the country by providing information and public safety alerts from trusted sources including law enforcement, schools, neighbors, family members and friends.
Social Media Cyber-bullying: Online Safety and Security Tips for Children, Teens and Young Adults - Written by Carey Davis - An informative article on antibullying tips for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat.
Talking to Your Kids About Transgenderism - By ROB JACKSON ...As a Christian, all sexual sins concern me, including those committed by heterosexuals, but transgenderism is especially alarming from a spiritual perspective, too. It not only goes against nature (as does homosexuality,) it requires hormone therapy, body enhancements with silicon and/or surgery, and the altered biological reality of sexual reassignment. While the ACP is correct in their concern for the physical and mental health challenges associated with gender identity disorders, I believe the spiritual wounds are far greater still. We Christian parents now have another level of spiritual attack from which we must guard our children’s developing identity.
...In my work as a Christian therapist I frequently meet with parents who are concerned for their children's sexuality. Childhood exposure to pornography opens Pandora's Box where counterfeit versions of sexuality abound. For example, in a recent week of intensive therapy with parents and their 11 year-old daughter, I was saddened, though not surprised, to learn their precious child had seen pornographic videos. Porn sites hold nothing back. A curious child is likely to see a wide array of sexual expressions, including, of course, transgenderism.
...Here are some ways I encouraged that little girl's parents to speak with her about healthy sexuality. These four qualities will keep the conversation relational and effective as we talk to our kids about any important subject. They are especially important as we shepherd a child’s developing sexuality. I hope they will help equip you and your spouse to broach the sensitive issues emerging from today’s porn-saturated culture.
...Frequency, ...Tone, ...Intensity, ...Duration, ...Related Topics (See coverage of each column link.)
...Resources. In addition to writing for The Stand, I've also written commissioned articles for Focus on the Family. You can find a list of articles about Christian sexuality here.
God's "Real Man" List - James Dobson's Family Talk: By JT Waresak
True Tolerance Website Creates New Resource for Parents, Guardians by Bethany Monk - Talk of marriage and sexuality: These issues are splashed across the headlines, woven into song lyrics, and are covered often in TV shows and movies. Sometimes they are even part of a public school curriculum. So, what do parents do when what they are teaching their children at home is out of sync with what schools might be teaching? Focus on The Family’s TrueTolerance.org. is offering a new free resource. “Empowering Parents,” a downloadable how-to kit, provides a checklist enabling parents and legal guardians to be a voice in the school system. It also helps them see where to begin the process.
Smart Shepherd provides parents with the newest innovative technology for protecting their children remotely. With smart phones quickly replacing the computer, hundreds of apps are created by the minute generating new and trendy ideas that will captivate the demographic of today's younger generation. Of course we all know about emails, text messages, photos, websites, and Facebook posts; but what about VIBER, Skype, WhatsApp, Vine or Snapchat? Who knows what the next new social app or "social trap" may be? Smart Shepherd stays up-to-date with the latest trends and all new media sources so parents don't have to. In addition to capturing real-time phone activity, that parents can view from their online portal, Smart Shepherd equips the child's phone with a Panic Button to be used in any emergency. With the push of the button, the child's phone automatically sends a text notifying the parents of an emergency situation, providing a map to the child's location, all the while taking photos of the surrounding area and uploading them to the parent's portal for immediate viewing.
ADHD: “ADHD is a fictitious disease” by Moritz Nestor - The alarmed
critics of the Ritalin disaster are now getting support from an entirely
different side. The German weekly Der Spiegel quoted in its cover story on 2
February 2012 the US American psychiatrist Leon Eisenberg, born in 1922 as the
son of Russian Jewish immigrants, who was the “scientific father of ADHD” and
who said at the age of 87, seven months before his death in his last interview:
“ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease” (Blech, Jörg: Schwermut ohne
Scham. In: Der Spiegel, Nr. 6/6.2.12, p. 122–131, p. 128.)
...It is this issue that the American psychologist Lisa Cosgrove and others investigated in their study Financial Ties between DSM-IV Panel Members and the Pharmaceutical Industry7. They found that “Of the 170 DSM panel members 95 (56%) had one or more financial associations with companies in the pharmaceutical industry. One hundred percent of the members of the panels on ‘Mood Disorders’ and ‘Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders’ had financial ties to drug companies. [...]
The connections are especially strong in those diagnostic areas where drugs are the first line of treatment for mental disorders.”8 In the next edition of the manual, the situation is unchanged. “Of the 137 DSM-V panel members who have posted disclosure statements, 56% have reported industry ties – no improvement over the percent of DSM-IV members.” (DSM Panel Members Still Getting pharma funds. URL: http://www.cchrint.org/tag/lisa-cosgrove/ [8.2.2012 23:21:29])
“The very vocabulary of psychiatry is now defined at all levels by the pharmaceutical industry,” said Dr Irwin Savodnik, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at Los Angeles.10 This is well paid. Just one example: The Assistant Director of the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School received “$1 million in earnings from drug companies between 2000 and 2007”. (Cf. http://www.cchrint.org/tag/lisa-cosgrove/)
In any case, no one can easily get around the testimony of the father of ADHD: “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.” The task of psychologists, educators and doctors is not to put children on the “chemical lead” because the entire society cannot handle the products of its misguided theories of man and raising children, and instead hands over our children to the free pharmaceutical market. Let us return to the basic matter of personal psychology and education: The child is to acquire personal responsibility and emphatic behavior under expert guidance – and that takes the family and the school: In these fields, the child should be able to lead off mentally. This constitutes the core of the human person.
An Important Message For Parents Who Feel Guilty - Exchange Truth for
Lies - By
Dena Yohe - Your child is in jail. They have an eating disorder. They cut
and slash their flesh, burn themselves and break bones. They’re addicted to
porn, sex, drugs, or alcohol. They’re in a relationship with the same sex. They
suffer from depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD or an anxiety disorder.
They’ve attempted suicide. You can’t understand how you got here. How could this
happen? Where did you go wrong?
...Please listen closely. I want you to hear something vitally important. Unless you encouraged your child’s behaviors or pushed them into their current situation with your blessing, IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT! Did you hear that?
...I met another parent who had walked this journey much longer than I had. He reminded me of something I needed to hear and would need to remember for years to come. His words still have a huge impact. This is the essence of what he said: "Stop feeling guilty about your child because God, the only perfect parent who never made any mistakes, also has children who mess up and do terrible things. Look what happened to Adam and Eve. Was their behavior God’s fault? Not at all! Our parenting skills can’t begin to compare with God’s, so if the all-powerful God of the universe ended up with children who hurt and disappoint Him, who are we to think that we deserve any better?"
...You probably want to think about this for a while. It’ll take time for these words sink into your heart and mind until you can believe they’re really true. Where you feel the need, forgive yourself and accept God’s forgiveness. But please know that He doesn’t blame you for your child’s choices. He looks on you with compassion and empathy. As a fellow hurting parent, He understands the heaviness you carry. I’m convinced He doesn’t want you to add more to the weight you already bear. The following Scripture gives me peace when I start to blame myself. Its truth sheds light on what we can all do when we have a guilt attack: "For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, BUT our eyes are on you" (2 Chronicles 20:12). Amen! (This and more at Children and Scripture: What the Word of God says...)
Rehab Spot has served as a critical source of information on addiction and recovery for those who are struggling with substance abuse disorders and co-morbid mental health conditions. Rehab Spot is owned by Recovery Worldwide, a national informational marketing umbrella for several addiction recovery-related properties. Rehab Spot works with a nationally recognized drug and alcohol treatment facility that provides treatment consultation and counseling, placement and enrollment into a treatment program, and payment/insurance information. All content included on Rehab Spot is created by our team of researchers and journalists. Topics are selected after consulting with recovering addicts, treatment professionals, and leading addiction resources to determine what information is most valuable to those seeking help for themselves or a loved one. All of our articles are fact-based and sourced from relevant publications, government agencies, and medical journals. Every page includes the date on which it was last modified. Included are Family: Addiction truly is a family disease. Rehab Spot is here to help family members of those struggling with substance abuse. And Self-Love makes it possible for patients in recovery to resist the temptations of addiction by improving mental and physical health, as well as increasing satisfaction and self-esteem.
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How to Prevent Cyberbullying - "160,000 kids per day do not attend school for fear of being bullied." What can we do? Firsts and foremost, we need to talk to our kids. I'll give you tips on doing so, then walk you through the steps you can take to prevent cyberbullying, how to properly report it, and offer a wealth of additional resources in case you need help beyond the scope of this guide.
True Love Waits - Years ago a small group of students in the
Nashville area committed themselves to Christ in the pursuit of purity. Little
did they know that shortly thereafter there were going to be thousands of
additional students join them in what came to be known as the movement of True
Talking Abstinence With Your Teen by Dr. Freda McKissic Bush - When it comes to influencing teens, parents have an advantage over peers, schools, churches and even media. Because parents are with their children year after year, they have a unique relationship that can help in discussing difficult topics. Parents also understand their adolescent's particular personality, and they're sensitive to their teen's level of maturity — socially, emotionally, physically and morally. This long-term, understanding relationship earns parents the right to communicate values to their teens. Unfortunately, discussions about sexual issues often do not take place until after the teen has already begun having sex — but you don't have to let that happen in your home. Take the initiative and make the conversation happen. Communicate family standards Family standards are important. Young people often do not know what parents expect of them regarding sexual purity and sometimes feel they are getting mixed messages. It's important that parents be clear about their expectations. If you presume your teen will be abstinent, you need to explain your expectation clearly. The following are a few suggestions for discussion with your teen: ...
Hooking Kids on Sex II American Life League Encourage m*sturb*tion, teen sex and homosexuality-- that's the goal of Planned Parenthood. Do NOT let your kids watch this video! ( This is the revised version, now re-posted).
Sex-EdforParents.org is a video web blog that offers parents a free membership where they can receive videos and an e-newsletter with up-to-date news in the world of adolescent sexuality as well as age appropriate resources to help jumpstart the conversation with kids from elementary age through college. Mike Goss, President and founder of Abstinence America, is challenging parents to recognize the power they have to influence their children and to use that influence to help kids avoid the devastating consequences of early sexual experimentation. Goss has spent the last seven years talking to more than 30,000 young people about character, responsibility, relationship intelligence and smart sexual choices. Now he is speaking to their parents. He is launching a new program called Sex-Ed for Parents. Goss says, "If we are going to change these numbers, - 900,000 teen pregnancies and six million cases of sexually transmitted disease -- parents must be equipped, motivated and ready to engage kids in meaningful dialogue about sex." Research demonstrates that when it comes to sex, kids still rely most heavily on the advice of their parents, but unfortunately many parents don't know where to start, what to say or how to communicate effectively with kids. That's where Goss comes in. He sees his role as a trusted delegate coming along side to guide and educate, but acknowledging the parents' role as the primary authority.
Guide to Consumer Awareness These days, the use of the Internet for everyday purposes—such as paying bills and shopping for groceries—has grown quite dramatically. In fact, some research suggests that as much as 68% of the population rely on the Internet to perform basic consumer tasks. While using the Internet in this manner may be quite convenient, it can also be relatively risky. In fact, unsuspecting consumers can often be the victims of fraud, theft, and other similar crimes when using the Internet as a resource. Individuals who are interested in preventing these events from occurring should obtain a basic understanding of consumer awareness, and how it can be beneficial. In addition, recognizing safe forms of online shopping, how to prevent online fraud, and the availability of legal and crime prevention can be effective for individuals who wish to learn more about this important concept. Click here for comprehensive consumer awareness resources.
Credit Card Fraud Protection and Safety Guide When a person uses someone else's credit card without their permission, or they obtain credit in someone else's name, it is called an act of credit fraud. Anyone, from a child to an elderly person, a wealthy or a poor person, can become a target for this type of crime. In order to avoid becoming a victim, everyone should become familiar with basic credit card security tactics and strategies. Like with all other forms of crime, however, even the best credit card safety tips may not be enough to prevent fraud from happening. Therefore it is also important for people to understand how to report credit card fraud in the event that such a crime occurs.
Complaints List is an interactive computer service where consumers and the general public can submit complaints, reviews, or reports about a company, business, or person that has mistreated them in any way. Visitors to our website that file complaints may have been the victims of theft, abuse, a scam, or a variety of other injustices. By filing a complaint or report on ComplaintsList.com, users can obtain justice without the expensive costs of a lawsuit, by warning the world to avoid these companies or people so they can save themselves similar damages. You are saving others the costs and/or issues that you had to face, while at the same time obtaining justice against the company or individual that mistreated you.
Online Couponing and Shopping - Basic Consumer Safety by Eric S. - Before starting an online transaction, take time to read the following consumer safety tips. While there are opportunities for a deal around every corner, shoppers need to be prepared. For more information, check out any one of the included resources. A little online shopping savvy goes a long way. (Click the link for safety tip details.)
App for Mobile Phones Designed to Bring Accountability - The XXXChurch.com now offers the X3watch app, downloadable for free from iTunes App Store, and for $4.99 in the Android market. The app works by recording the name of any questionable website, along with the date and time the user visited it, and then sends that information via email to the person listed as an "accountability partner." ...X3watch is an accountability software program helping with online integrity. Whenever you browse the Internet and access a site, which may contain questionable material, the program will record the site name, time, and date the site was visited. A person of your choice (an accountability partner) will receive an email containing all possible questionable sites you may have visited within the month. This information is meant to encourage open and honest conversation between friends and help us all be more accountable. Get X3watch on PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad/iTouch and Androids
Unbridled Web 2.0 by Rebecca Hagelin - So, most parents are asking themselves, "What is Web 2.0 anyway?" 2.0 is the "term" used to describe interactive technologies and systems that are internet enabled. For instance, your child's cell phone and PDA may have internet capabilities. The term also encompasses social network sites, blogs, video-sharing sites, computer gaming systems and anything that involves interactivity. Such devices and abilities are very cool and offer tons of fun but they also pose great risks.
Your child no longer has to be "bound" at a desk in front of a computer screen to have the world â€“ and everyone in it - at his fingertips. Every day children who visit interactive sites interact with strangers. And, more and more often, home-spun internet porn has been appearing everywhere from the school bus to the back seat of mom's mini van. One mom recently shared with me how devastated she was to discover that the months of giggling and whispering from the back of her car weren't caused by the typical pre-teen gossip. They were caused by nude and semi-nude cell phone photos being freely passed around nearly every day right under her nose. The porn shop was her car, and the porn stars were school children who were sexting each other.
This mom thought she was doing nearly everything right: she stays home in order to be present and active in her children's lives. She drives carpool several times a week to further bond with her children and their friends. She was making all this wonderful effort and still the worst of the worst was happening right in her own car.
Is there anything you can you do to stop the invasion of your car, your home, and your family sanctuaries by perverts and predators, for crying out loud? Yes! This is the last column in a three part series on the very real threats posed to our children through modern technology. The first week I covered dangerous Internet content - the prevalence of pornography - and how to keep it out of your home. In week two I discussed how contact is frequently made with your children by those who seek to do them harm, and gave tips to keep children from these online predators. The problems of both pornography and predators are present and dangerous in Web 2.0, but this week I'm focusing more on the conduct of children when they are online.
Here are a few tips to help your child steer clear of negative online conduct, both their own and others:
- Explain that there are rules that must be followed â€“ and why. One of the key rules is that you will review the content of their Facebook pages, e-mails and gaming habits.
- Purchase only devices that come with parental controls. Visit your local tech store with your child and ask someone to show you how to use them.
- Monitor which sites your child visits. Even with an internet filter, you should always check out the browser history.
- Learn to recognize the behavior signs that indicate children are involved in risky behavior. There is a very good description and discussion about this at www.Internet Safety 101.com
- Talk to your children about the wise use of technology, and set boundaries. It's not just content that's harming our children; it's also the amount of time they are spending online. Children who spend too much time chatting online tend to move into inappropriate subject matter and use inappropriate language.
- Remind your children that anything they post or say is open for the entire world to see. There is no true privacy in texting, e-mail or social networking sites.
The many practical solutions to dangerous online content, contact and conduct are contained in the new program, Internet Safety 101. Log on to InternetSafety101.org (Enough is Enough) for the most comprehensive set of Rules and Tools ever created to keep children safe online. If you don't keep them safe, “ no one will.
Preventing the Sexualization of Your Daughter by Vicki Courtney -Chances are you remember the rumblings in the news about the American Psychological Association and their groundbreaking discovery that the proliferation of sexualized images of girls and young women in advertising, merchandising, and media is harmful to girls' self-image and healthy development.1 When I heard it on the news, I stared at my TV in total disbelief and mumbled, "Nah! Ya think?" The study took aim at everything from sexually salacious ads to the tarted-up Bratz dolls popular with young girls. Every forum of media was fair game, including video games, song lyrics, magazines, and the round-the-clock bombardment of sexual images found on television and the Internet. Sexualization was defined by the task force as occurring when a person's value comes only from her/his sexual appeal or behavior, to the exclusion of other characteristics, and when a person is sexually objectified, i.e., made into a thing for another's sexual use. While the overall finding of the study may not come as a surprise, it should serve as a wake-up call for parents who have somehow rationalized that it's a battle not worth fighting. Take a look at some of the fallout the study confirmed: Cognitive and Emotional Consequences...
He has written several classic books on the homosexual agenda, including "The Pink Swastika", "The Poisoned Stream," and "7 Steps to Recruit-Proof Your Child". He has run a pro-family law firm in California and is now an activist pastor in Springfield, Mass. (We've been honored to have had him as a featured speaker at two recent MassResistance banquets.) For the past ten years, while lecturing and consulting on pro-family strategies in more than 30 countries, Dr. Lively has been writing the world's first textbook that teaches pro-family advocates how to defeat the homosexual agenda and re-establish family-centered culture in their respective nations from a Christian perspective.
The title of the book is "Redeeming the Rainbow: A Christian Response to the 'Gay' Agenda". The 232-page book is now being made available free on-line! It is sure to become another classic. MassResistance.org posted the entire book HERE, and also broken it up into chapters for easy reading. There's a lot of meat in this book: background facts from history to philosophy to strategy, a lengthy discussion of the homosexual movement, and even the history of the "gay marriage" issue as it began in Massachusetts. "This is my free gift to the international pro-family movement," said Lively. "Everything I've learned in twenty years on the front lines of the 'culture war' is in this book. I want pro-family people to have free access to these insights, analysis and strategies so that they will know that there is still hope for re-building family-centered culture, and how they can achieve that goal. "I have devoted thousands of hours of work and all of the skills and training I have acquired through my career to produce the most straightforward, concise and easy-to-understand guidance that I can," he added.
Emergency Internet Safety For Kids (AlertFind) Using the Internet can be very fun. You can surf the Web as you do schoolwork, you can play games online, and you can stay connected with friends and family. But as useful as the Internet is, it can also be a dangerous place for people of all ages. That’s why it’s important to know safety rules that can help you protect yourself online. Covering: ...Internet Safety ...Cyberbullying ...Social Media Safety ...Viruses
Teen Internet Safety: A Parents Guide - by
- The internet and smartphones are such a ubiquitous part of teen life, yet
are part of a technology landscape that’s evolving so rapidly that it can
feel completely alien to parents. From the dangers of screen addiction to
cyberbullying and sexting, today’s teenagers have so much more to deal with
than ever before. Parents please read and share our comprehensive guide to
keeping your teenagers safe online so you can understand the issues and know
how to help.
In the guide: ...Technology and Screen Addictions ...How do teens become addicted to technology? ...How much screen time is too much screen time? ...The consequences of technology and screen addictions ...Tips to help cut down technology use ...Cyberbullying ...Is your teen a victim of cyberbullying? Here are some signs you can watch out for: ...What can you do if your teen is being cyberbullied? ...Reporting cyberbullying ...Understanding digital footprints ...Why having a clean digital footprint is important: ...Tips for your teen to clean up their digital footprint: ...Risks associated with social networks ...How has the rise of social media affected young people’s mental health? ...The hidden dangers: Scams, stalking and grooming ...How to help your teen stay safe on social networking sites ...The dark side of sexting ...Is your teen hiding content in a secret app? ...What can parents do about sexting? ...The biggest security risks of online gaming ...Keeping teens safe
Smartphone Safety for Children - User-friendly guide, frequently updated and can act as a quick reference for parents when discussing smartphones with their children. Parental Control/Monitoring Apps to Consider Many phones offer parental controls. While each phone is different, parental controls can generally be found in the phone’s settings. Parents can also use apps to keep their kids safe.
Home Safety: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online - (US Insurance Agents) - Kids are especially lucky, especially those who grow up always having the internet and always being able to tap its vast resources. This can set them up for future success and learning in so many ways. However, with this great resource comes the need for children to be responsible, careful, and cautious about their internet usage. With a rise in cyberbullying, the danger of online predators, and the increasing prevalence of social media, kids need to learn a healthy respect for the tools they have been given. While fear is not the answer, understanding the dangers is the first step in keeping kids safe online.
Parents Guide to Protecting Kids Online (20 ways to protect kids online) - By Maria Korolov (Updated by: John Mason & Linda Garth) - If you’re like me, and you use your kids as free tech support whenever you need to configure your wireless router or your TV to play funny cat videos, then it’s probably tempting to let the kids take care of their own online security, as well. That could be a big mistake. While your kids might be experts at the technology, they’re not experts at evaluating risk. ...10 Things You Can Do Right Away to Protect Your Children ...Teach, Educate and Talk with Your Children
Guide to Keeping Children Safe Online (Householdquotes.co.uk) A comprehensive guide to keeping your child safe online. Parents have found it very useful. We are raising a generation of children that have not known a world without the web and all that entails, and young people use the internet for a number of reasons that are foreign to their parents. This article will also help keep children safe while they negotiate the many twists and turns of a life lived online.
Protecting Your Kids on the Internet (WhoIsHostingThis.com) - For children of today, it's hard to imagine what life would be like without access to the Internet. Many schools require Internet usage for doing homework and other educational activities. It is also possible to establish and maintain friendships with people across the country or even the world by going online. At the same time, there are dangers that lurk in cyberspace of which children and parents need to be aware. Scammers, identity thieves, child predators, and cyberbullies are among the many hazards that face children when they get onto the information superhighway. Ultimately, the task of protecting children from becoming prey to these threats falls to their parents or legal guardians. In order to keep children safe on the Internet, their adult caretakers will need to understand not only the threats that lurk online but also the tools and techniques that exist for defending children. In addition, they need to protect and monitor their children and teach them how to avoid online trouble.
Internet Safety and Security For Kids (360 Total Security) Internet safety and security are important for computer users of all ages. Kids, teens, and adults all need to be aware of the risks of being online and using social media. To combat these risks, there are many different tips to be followed and actions to be taken. Protect yourself and your family to create a safer Internet for everyone.
Enough Is Enough As one of the nation's leading Internet safety organization since 1994, Enough Is Enough responded to this call-to-action by creating the Internet Safety 101SM Program. The state-of-the-art, multi-media program is specifically designed to educate, equip, and empower parents, educators and other caring adults with the knowledge and resources they need to protect children online. The program includes the Internet Safety 101SM Web site, a comprehensive 4-part DVD series, accompanying workbook and other resources. Read more about the program or see what others are saying.
Safe Families (free software) - Safe Families Program has released free software to protect children from pornography and other dangers by blocking them from accessing objectionable material on the Internet. The software is available as a free download at http://www.safe families.org.
How To Protect Yourself And Your Kids From Porn – Simple Methods - Internet porn can become an addiction quite easily, and like all addictions, it is difficult to overcome. So, here is a comprehensive solution to avoid/protect yourself and your kids from porn.
How to Protect your Kids Online | The Ultimate Children’s Protection Guide - Times have changed, and growing up today isn't the same as when you were a child. For people with small children, this is especially an issue, because they have to predict much and warn in time.
Screen It! is an independent website that reviews all major motion pictures and lists every conceivable objectionable element.
Family Online Safety Institute works to make the online world safer for kids and their families by identifying and promoting best practice, tools and methods in the field of online safety, that also respect free expression. We do this through the development of public policy, technology, education and special events. FOSI is a trusted convener, bringing together leaders in government, industry and the nonprofit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions in child safety in a Web 2.0 world.
Computer Guide To Online Safety and Viruses (By Ken Kapalowski) The Internet, also known as the information superhighway or cyberspace, is a vast universe of information. When used correctly the Internet also offers computer users access to all the knowledge that humanity has to offer. Unfortunately there are also a variety of criminals that lurk in cyberspace, looking for victims to prey upon. Hackers are malicious users that seek to break into other people’s computers, and one of their favorite tools is computer viruses. Computer viruses are man-made malicious programs that infect computers and cause some form of damage. Cyber bullies are another type of predator whose goal is to harass people and cause them emotional harm, or worse. To get the most out of the benefits that cyberspace has to offer, Internet users will need to understand how to deal with these threats effectively. Click the link or here for details and resources on these threats.
Online Shopping Safety - 10 Things you need to know about online shopping. The key in online shopping is to do your research. Your safety should always be your number one priority when making a buy.
A Collection of Computer Security and Safety Tips - Computer and mobile device security is a concern for many. The security of our personal and private information is paramount for our financial well-being, and any failure to protect that information may result in fraud or theft. To combat unlawful collection and application of our personal information, there are a few things that we can do. It's up to us to be smart online consumers and business professionals and safeguard our personal information against those who would otherwise use it fraudulently.
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Organizational Resources for Parents (Informational, assistance, legal, and more.)
The Cerebral Palsy Group is dedicated to providing information, material and resources that is available to both families as well as those who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. ...A cerebral palsy lawyer can help you come to terms with what happened to your child, and give you the peace of mind you will need in order to move forward from the devastating effects of the birth injury.
Birth Injury Lawyer Whereas some birth injury lawyers may specifically specialize in one birth injury, such as cerebral palsy (the leading birth injury in the United States), most focus on a variety of birth injuries.
OneMillionMoms.com - Mom, are you fed up with the filth many segments of our society, especially the entertainment media, are throwing at our children? Are you tired of all the negative influences our children are forced to contend with? If so, we urge you to become a member of OneMillionMoms.com. OneMillionMoms.com was begun to give moms an impact with the decision-makers and let them know we are upset with the messages they are sending our children and the values (or lack of them) they are pushing. Our goal is to stop the exploitation of our children, especially by the entertainment media (TV, music, movies, etc.). Mom, OneMillionMoms.com is the most powerful tool you have to stand against the immorality, violence, vulgarity and profanity the entertainment media is throwing at your children.
OneMillionDads.com - Lead or others will. 24 million children in the United States of America live in a fatherless home. 40% of students in grades 1-12 come from homes with no biological father in them. 71% of teenage pregnant mothers have no father in the home. 71% of high school drop outs have no father present. A child is 4 times more likely to live in poverty if there is no dad in the home.
PARENTING AND MARRIAGE VIDEOS - Dr. James Dobson's 90-Second Commentary Videos
Not My Child: Contemporary Paganism and the New Spirituality by Linda Harvey
The Heritage Foundation's familyfacts.org catalogs social science findings on the family, society and religion gleaned from peer-reviewed journals, books and government surveys. Serving policymakers, journalists, scholars and the general public, familyfacts.org makes social science research easily accessible to the non-specialist.
Trail Life USA - A Christian adventure, character, and leadership program for young men. The K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man's skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers. Living the Trail Life is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible." As of August 2014, there are 412 chartered troops in 47 states with 275 others in the process of becoming official.
American Heritage Girl - A faith-based alternative to the Girl Scouts continues growing in popularity throughout the United States. Membership rolls for the Girl Scouts have declined by more than 100,000 in the past five years. During that time, the organization has embraced political correctness and removed references to God and country from its printed material and motto.
Girls 'n Grace --- Girls 'n Grace Author Pam Davis Equips Young Girls to Meet the Cultural and Moral Challenges of Today "Today's little girls are growing up faster than ever, urged toward adolescence by the kids at school, television, movies, music, and even their toys--and each of these influences will shape who our daughters become," Davis says. "Now is the time for young girls to learn that when you live in the amazing grace of God, you don't have to give in to the kind of pressures that often lead to bad decisions." ...The release of the first two Girls 'n Grace books, Sydney Clair's Season of Change and Mesi: A Girl 'n Grace in Africa (Authentic), will serve as the introduction to the product line. ...The Girls 'n Grace interactive website includes links for moms, mother/daughter Bible studies, games, a book club, and information about the line of dolls.
Kids 4 Truth International Kids 4 Truth introduces a simple Gospel presentation that blends music, artwork, narration, and Scripture to communicate the unchanging message of Jesus Christ.
Family Success Ministries: Promoting Biblical Excellence in Families (www.momtime.net) Foundations for Family Success is a Christian Ministry dedicated to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We teach individuals and families practical and biblical skills that will make an eternal difference. The ministry targets and provides focused and applicable teaching and resources.
Christian Mommies Christian moms looking for parenting information, support and friendship. Connecting Women of all ages and backgrounds in a community of support and love through Jesus Christ.
The Best Friends Foundation An independent study of "Best Friends," a national abstinence-only program for middle-school age girls, is showing genuine results. A study focused on girls participating from 1999 to 2002, "and the results showed that Best Friends girls were six times less likely to be sexually active; about eight times less likely to use drugs; almost two times less likely to drink alcohol; and a little over two times less likely to smoke."
Teens4Safety - Teen safety is something that most teens don’t seem to take very seriously – and we know, we are teens. Most of the time we don’t take it serious either. But we are trying to change that – that is why we started this website. As high schoolers getting our licenses, partying, drinking, driving, experimenting etc – we very often forget that the consequences of our actions can be pretty extreme sometimes. We have all heard the stories and seen the statistics – “but that will never be us.” That is what too many of us say and actually believe. We are trying to change that because we think that is what leads to most of the sad stories that we have all read about and heard about.
True Love Waits - Complete: A Life of Purity - True Love Waits, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, has released a gender-appropriate flipbook called Complete: A Life of Purity. The release coincides with Valentine's Day, a time in which a large number of True Love Waits abstinence-until-marriage commitment ceremonies are held in churches and other places around the world.
Abstinence Education's Amazing Progress School and community programs provide a positive message to teens.
TeenMania: To provoke a young generation to passionately pursue Jesus Christ and to take His life-giving message to the ends of the earth! A stealthy enemy has infiltrated our country and is preying upon the hearts and minds of 33 million American teens. Corporations, media conglomerates, and purveyors of popular culture have spent billions to seduce and enslave our youth. So far, the enemy is winning. But there is plenty we can do. We need to take action. We need to answer the Battle Cry. Teenmania.org - To provoke a young generation to passionately pursue Jesus Christ and to take His life-giving message to the ends of the earth!
TV Watch, encourages parents to understand the ratings system so they can use parental controls--such as the v-chip, cable or satellite blocking technology--to allow or block programs based on their rating. The free TV ratings reference stickers, and a more detailed explanation of the ratings system and parental controls, are available at www.televisionwatch.org
Sex Offender Registries
FamiltWatchdog.us is a comprehensive web site that's easy to utilize and open to any and all
Hi-Tech Web Site Helps Parents Protect Their Kids from Sexual Predators Action
Alert -The FBI's Crimes Against Children Unit coordinates the development and
implementation of a National Sex Offenders Registry, but there have been some
complaints regarding their web site being overly complicated. But a private
non-governmental organization has developed its own National Sex Offender
Enter an address to view a map of registered sex offenders near you.
FamiltWatchdog.us is a comprehensive web site that's easy to utilize and open to any and all concerned Americans. Hi-Tech Web Site Helps Parents Protect Their Kids from Sexual Predators Action Alert -The FBI's Crimes Against Children Unit coordinates the development and implementation of a National Sex Offenders Registry, but there have been some complaints regarding their web site being overly complicated. But a private non-governmental organization has developed its own National Sex Offender Registry. Enter an address to view a map of registered sex offenders near you.
A psychiatrist with the Christian Medical Association says the U.S. is seeing an unfortunate increase in kids being put on drugs to control their behavior. Dr. Robert Rogan notes that using drugs for kids with behavior problems was hardly thought of 50 years ago; most times, he says, a pill is not the best solution. Generally, he believes children with behavior problems lack one very important thing. The doctor contends, "Children today are not getting the parenting they need on an overall societal basis. They're not being taught godly principles. They're not being given godly, healthy limits on their behaviors. They don't know their boundaries, and consequently they're put under a lot of stress." But Rogan says parents cannot simply return after being absent from the home or busy about other matters, observe their children acting out, and automatically respond by putting them on medication. On the contrary, the doctor insists, in a day and age when it is not surprising to find kids whose parents have never even taught them the Ten Commandments, the real solution to behavioral problems is good parenting. [Mary Rettig]
Maybe He's Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality - New Book by Linda Harvey Especially for youth! We are pleased to announce a brand new book by Linda Harvey, especially for youth. "How many books exist for teens about homosexuality? About the deception of the culture and the hope for every young person?" said Linda Harvey, president of Mission America. ...As more and more young people announce, "I'm gay," it's time to take a closer look. It's a profound declaration, a new civil right (they are told) and it's "who you are." But there's a problem. This is not anything close to the truth, and kids deserve the whole story.
Teens Pay Price for 'Free Sex' (AgapePress) Free sex. That's what the sexual revolution promised adults in the 1960s. Over the last 40 years, even teenagers have been promised the same. But nothing is free, as the old saying goes, especially sex -- and teens are having to learn that the hard way. ...According to the Medical Institute for Sexual Health (MISH), approximately 50 percent of sexually-active teens are already infected with Humanpapilloma Virus (HPV) -- an STD that is the cause of 99 percent of cervical cancer. "This cancer is causing about as many deaths among women as AIDS," said a recent MISH press release. Moreover, the group said, approximately 10 percent of sexually active adolescents are infected with chlamydia, a major cause of infertility, while approximately 20 percent are infected with genital herpes, "a life-long and disabling problem." In addressing the sex education approach most favored by the medical and mental health community -- using condoms -- MISH raised the alarm. "For the infections that are most common to adolescents (such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes) condoms, even when used 100 percent of the time, only reduce the risk of infection by approximately 50 percent," the group said. "For HPV, which is the most common [STD] for adolescents, condoms provide no risk reduction for infection."
A culture awash in porn by Rebecca Hagelin (4/29/2005)...The physical toll alone is stunning: My Heritage Foundation colleague Robert Rector notes that each year more than 3 million teens contract a sexually transmitted disease. According to a February 2004 report by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, almost half of new STD cases occur among people aged 15-24, and at least half of sexually active youth will have acquired an STD by age 25. Worse, Rector says, sexually active teens are three times more likely than their non-sexually active peers to become depressed and to attempt suicide.
PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays) is aware of the following resources for those struggling with unwanted same sex
attractions, and for their families and friends:
Want to volunteer for PFOX and work to advance the ex-gay community? Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the current list of volunteer projects.
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