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June 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Study: Teens behaving worse online, parents clueless

Suprise, surprise. Parents think they’ve got a handle on their teens online activity, but most have no idea what their kids are up to on computers and smartphones. Confirming this is a new study by security vendor McAfee. It found that 73.5 percent of parents trust their teens won’t access inappropriate content online. Yet more than 70 percent…

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June 27, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Violent games for kids: What can parents do

The Supreme Court’s ruling that violent video games can be sold to children puts the onus on parents to protect their kids from offensive games. Citing First Amendment protections, the court rejected California’s efforts to restrict sales of violent games to children under 18. The government shouldn’t be trying to decide what’s acceptable content, and politicized…

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