Teaching Parents The How-To’s Of Daily Online Security & Safety

I was reading about an Hollywood actress who was smoking Salvia

Salvia or Salvia Divinorum is a natural herbaceous perennial plant of the sage family that produces white flowers at the peak of its growth in summer seasons. An uprising trend has been discovered among teens and experimental drug users with smoking and using the leaves of the drug to reach a “high” or altered mental state.

Because Salvia is legal in the United States and most areas around the world—the plant leaves can be easily obtained at health food stores or grown in gardens in warm climates. There are several dangers of smoking salvia. These dangers should be well understood in order to promote awareness and educate others on the dangers of this mind altering plant.

Perennials: Salvia

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HOUSTON – Innocent looking apps, like picture-making Instagram or message-sharing KIK, can turn into a predator’s best friend before a parent has even learned how to log in.

As social media becomes more complex, it is hard for some to keep up.

Cammie Moise found out firsthand when she noticed her fourth-grade daughter acting strange. When she pressed the girl, her daughter told her about seeing pornographic pictures on the Internet at a friend’s house.

Quick Clicks FBI: A Parent’s Guide to Internet…

“She just broke down and cried. Now I have to have the conversation not just about sex, but porn, and what is right and what is not with a fourth-grader, which is not fun,” said Moise, the mother of two pre-teens.

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With this high-speed technology, it’s the best of times for the gluttonous and worst of times for criminals. Sex offenders no longer fade into the dark unseen; a little red dot now hovers over their homes.

When my mother was a kid, Lester the Molester roamed the streets with one hand in his pocket, the other clutching his sex-offender-issued trench coat shut. Mom and her friends kept their distance, instructed to cross the street when they saw Lester coming, and close their eyes if the wind ever kicked up. Nowadays, Lester’s face would be featured in the Standard-Examiner, that trench coat replaced with a nice orange jumpsuit.

Child Molesters

I live in North Ogden at the end of a nice, quiet neighborhood where not much happens — as far as I know. But a quick search on the Department of Corrections found 14 sex offenders living within two miles of my home. More than half victimized small children. I most likely walk past them in the grocery store or the library, Scarlett in tow. Read the rest: All is fair in keeping our children safe

These are The 4 KOKS Cornerstones for happy kids & involved parents:

1. Awareness (U care)

2. Communication (listening)

3. Teaching (the best part)

4. Action (follow through)

Be Aware. Start Actively Communicating. Parents you need to start teaching them NOW, and make sure to follow through by discussing these kinds of peer pressure related activities with your children. Be diligent and improve daily on Keeping Our YOUR Kids Safe. Prevent Internet Security Issues by using KOKS’s Simple Parenting Cornerstones to teach your children about online and offline safety.

Read the full story, The 4 KOKS Cornerstones.

Have you ever wondered what other people think of the way you look? I mean what they really think of the way you look? According to Amy Graff of the San Francisco Chronicle blog, a rising number of teens are posting videos on YouTube to find out.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

If you head over to YouTube and do a search for “Am I ugly?” or “Am I pretty?” you’ll find yourself face to face with a surprisingly large number of videos of tweens and teens (mostly girls) asking the YouTube community for an honest assessment of their appearance. Some of these videos have view counts in the millions. Read more

Please talk to your kids and let them know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that everyone has beauty, and sometimes it is NOT what you see!!!

In less than three days, most students will head back to school. And several will take the bus first thing in the morning, so keeping kids safe on the bus is a top priority. They’re hoping between law enforcement, bus drivers and parents, it will be a smooth ride to safety.

Bus Safety for Back to School

“The safety of those student is paramount and we would like for parents to help us out as much as possible because law enforcement is doing everything they possibly can to monitor our kids. We’re doing everything we can to monitor them. And if parents can help us out, we think that the three of us working collectively will do a very good job at keeping our kids safe,” Read the rest…