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Consumer Alert

What to do when you (and your kids) are online at home

Jennifer Leach
If you have kids in school, there’s a good chance they’re kicking off their school year…in your living room. All the while, you might be working away, yourself, in some carved out corner at home. The
Consumer Alert

What to ask before buying internet-connected toys

Cristina Miranda
What’s on your holiday wish list? Perhaps a smart speaker for your kids’ bedroom, or a cuddly cool internet-connected smart toy to help them learn? Before you give one of these connected toys, read
Consumer Alert

Parental Advisory: Dating Apps

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Parents be warned: some dating apps – like FastMeet, Meet24 and Meet4U – allow adults to find and communicate with children. Concerned parents should remove these apps if they’re on children’s devices
Consumer Alert took kids’ info without parents’ ok

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Do you know a child who dreams of being the next big star? Who spends time at home, recording song and dance routines (maybe over, and over, and over again)? That child may have used a free app called
Consumer Alert

Nicotine is not a child’s food

Colleen Tressler
Over the past several years, sales of electronic cigarettes have grown rapidly, especially among youth. They currently are the fastest growing part of the tobacco market. Unlike traditional cigarettes

Young Kids

When very young children start using a computer, they should be supervised closely by a parent or caregiver.Parents may wish to choose the websites their kids visit early on — and not let them leave