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Another New Online Place That May Endanger Kids

Posted by Informed Families on March 4, 2022 at 5:00 AM

Two senators have introduced a bipartisan bill to give parents “easy-to-use” tools to help them keep their kids safer online. Introduced by Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), the Kids Online Safety Act proposes to force online platforms to create ways parents and kids themselves can block harmful content and better control their feeds.

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Topics: safety, online, internet safety

Lock Your Meds, Save a Life

Posted by Informed Families on January 28, 2022 at 6:00 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that:

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Topics: prescription drug abuse, lock your meds, lock your meds pledge, parents, safety

Why Granting Kids More Freedom is Good

Posted by Informed Families on December 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM

The debate over free-range parenting began a few decades ago, with the rise of news reports about increases in a kidnapping. Suddenly, kids who for generations had roamed the neighborhood on their own, playing with their friends after dark, and walking alone to school, were under 24-hour lockdown.

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Topics: childhood, safety

TikTok Hand Signal Saves Teen

Posted by Informed Families on November 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM

We’ve written about the potential dangers kids may encounter on social media, but recently we saw a case where social media helped rescue a 16-year-old girl from her kidnapper.

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Topics: social media, tiktok, safety

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We teach people how to say no to drugs and how to make healthy choices. To reduce the demand for drugs, Informed Families has focused its efforts on educating and mobilizing the community, parents and young people in order to change attitudes. In this way we counteract the pressures in society that condone and promote drug and alcohol use and abuse. The organization educates thousands of families annually about how to stay drug and alcohol free through networking and a variety of programs and services .

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