The Angel on your Shoulder

Some days are harder than others. And some days are so hard that the temptation to say something about it on social media is much harder...

Lost Connections

When I was growing up, I was taught that depression was an attention-getting fluke- that people would just claim depression instead of...

Get Your Head out of the Sand

School shootings are a touchy subject. The idea that someone could even walk into a school and start shooting people is just...

Targeting Children

It seems like you we hear or read a new story every day about a child who was cyberbullied or a student who sexted her boyfriend, who...

Behind the Mask: Anonymous Apps

Anonymous apps are growing increasingly popular. To prove this point, one need look no further than the extensive list of anonymous apps...

2002 Active Shooters in Review

On the Fourth of July in 2002, a mere ten months after 9/11 shook the nation, an Egyptian Islamic national on a green card in the US...

TikTok: The Time is Now

Alright, parents. If you have been reading and keeping up with our blogs over the last few months, you know that we have targeted dozens...

"Only the Paranoid Survive"

“Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.” – Andy Grove Unfortunately, school shootings happen. They used to be something...

Dangers of Tumblr

Tumblr was released in 2007 and has since risen quickly in popularity. Now occupying one of the top 10 app positions in the US, it has...

ASR: Hindsight is 20/20

On the morning of December 6, 2001, in Goshen, Indiana, a middle-aged employee went to his job at the Nu-Wood Decorative Mill Plant, a...

Uncharted Social Media Territory

If you are anything like me, and the extent of your social media reach includes Facebook, Instagram, and Linked In, then Reddit is about...

MSpy vs. Bark Monitoring

Interestingly, this blog did not start out comparing two child-monitoring software options. It started out by researching Snapchat. I...

The Danger of the Copycat

On March 5, 2001, a 15-year-old student began shooting randomly into the courtyard at Santana High School in Santee, California, killing...

That's "Pinterest"ing

While to be politically correct, I would say that this blog is for everyone, let’s be real. A blog about Pinterest is for the ladies and...

ASR Part 4: Santana High School

Up to this point in the series, all of the active shooter situations we have analyzed have been at commercial businesses. Between 2000...

You're "Twitter"pated

Likes and followers, @s and #s. Tweets and Retweets. When does it end? Does it end? And if it doesn’t, how do we as teenagers, parents,...