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Growing Up Online

Recognizing fake news

Growing Up Online: Learning to distinguish between reliable and bogus information on the internet is a crucial skill in the 21st century. Parents can help their kids by talking about distinguishing between credible sources and satire and encouraging kids to ask the following questions. Comment.

Emojis, acronyms, and emoticons

Growing Up Online: To get a grip on what kids are saying via abbreviations and smileys, parents need to know the most common forms of code. Comment.

How old is old enough for social networking?

Growing Up Online: There are several compelling reasons — including legal ones — to think twice before allowing children under the age of 13 to sign up for any social media site designed for adults. Comment.

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