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How do I stop my kids from internet predators?

How do I stop my kids from internet predators?

Monitor: Children do not have a right to online privacy. The internet is an adult's world so you child's internet activities should be directly monitored. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


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How can I teach my kids to responsibly use the internet?

Role model: For example, if you are looking up directions talk about what you are doing. If you are checking facebook talk about the importance of knowing who your "friends" are and setting privacy limits. Discuss online bullying with your children and let them know that their internet usage will be supervised. Limit usage to no more than 2 hrs/day. Make it a habit to openly discuss what sites they visit. ...Read more

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Where can I find educational games on the internet for my kids?

Where can I find educational games on the internet for my kids?

On the internet: The easiest and broadest way is to google "where can i find educational games on the internet for my kids?" you will be given myriad websites providing/selling free/paid educational games for children of all ages. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I know if my child is spending too much time on the internet?

How do I know if my child is spending too much time on the internet?

General guideline: Generally, if you have a school age child who is spending more than an hour a day on a school day in front of a screen (internet, tv, video game, smartphone) then they have too much "screen time." excessive screen time is correlated with multiple problems, including problems with school performance and obesity. Turn off the electronics, go outside with your child. Get connected with your kids. ...Read more

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Sir i have a problem hemihyperophy thats name i get from internet i had symptoms of this hemihyperophy is any problem to my child ?

Sir i have a problem hemihyperophy thats name i get from internet i had symptoms of this hemihyperophy is any problem to my child ?

BWS: Hemihypertrophy is associated with Beckwith Wiedeman Symdrome. This can be associated with other findings as large tongue, Defects in the abdominal wall, enlarged organs ( liver or kidneys) and increase childhood cancer risk. I would have yourself and your child evaluated by a genetics specialist for both diagnostic purposes and assessment of risk for the child. ...Read more

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Can a child get ptsd from something they saw on the internet?

Possibly: There is a lot of information on the internet, as well as graphic pictures. Children who are not supervised while using the internet may run across something unexpected and this could be confusing or troubling to them. To help avoid this make sure you discuss appropriate websites for them and keep the computer in a family area where you can supervise the usage. ...Read more

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A friend's child was just diagnosed with internet addiction, is that a serious condition?

A friend's child was just diagnosed with internet addiction, is that a serious condition?

Internet addiction: Internet is the new addiction of our time. It is a serious problem. The child spends endless time clicking every link, site, facebook, y-tube, etc, to the total exclusion of her chores, homework, out side play, and interaction with family or peers and eats her meals beside her computer. That is the addiction. ...Read more

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I am 40 4 kids, why is my vagina/anal area darker than other women i see on the internet, how do I fix it, i don't feel good about myself?

I am 40 4 kids, why is my vagina/anal area darker than other women i see on the internet, how do I fix it, i don't feel good about myself?

There are a couple: Of reasons possible; if you have high Insulin that may cause deeper pigmentation; it may be genetic. These words ring true" if u r sick and there is cure, no need 2 worry, if sick but no cure, no use to worry." it doesn't mean u r sick but you focus on an issue that cannot be changed. Excercise, eat right, be kind, know yourself; attracting others comes from inside, work there, it will move out. ...Read more

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How do I stop being addicted to the internet?

How do I stop being addicted to the internet?

Seek help: All addictions are serious and you need to seek help. Ask your physician for a referral to a psychologist and a psychiatrist as well as a 10 step program in your city. You may have an anxiety problem with obsessive compulsive issues and these are serious issues that require a doctor's help. ...Read more