Busting Dangerous Winter Weather Health Myths

Christina Lang December 1, 2020

Sometimes, folk wisdom is backed up by scientific evidence. Chicken soup can actually help you recover from a cold, for instance! But in most cases, there’s little to no truth in them. Separating fact from fiction can help keep your family healthier this winter, so read on to bust some …

Is it Safe for Your Kids to be on TikTok?

Cameron Norris November 25, 2020

TikTok is a massively popular social media app that you’ve likely heard about by now. However, you might be wondering what, exactly, it is. And, of course, whether it’s safe for your kids to be on the app. After all, you might have heard some disturbing things about the app’s …

Food Allergy, Sensitivity, or Just Picky? How to Tell the Difference

Christina Lang November 24, 2020

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, about 5% of all children worldwide have some kind of food allergy. That figure is up nearly 20% over the last ten years. Life-threatening reactions can occur if kids are exposed to even a trace amount of the triggering food, so it’s important to pay …

Keeping Your Family Safe During the Holidays: Health and Safety

Cameron Norris November 20, 2020

Normally, the most important things to worry about around the holidays is who is bringing the cranberry sauce for the family dinner. This year, however, things are a little different. In the midst of a global pandemic, gathering the entire family under one roof might not be as simple as …

How to Help Kids Cope with COVID Holiday Anxiety

Christina Lang November 17, 2020

The holidays this year are likely to be lacking in many of the traditions we hold dear. Visiting family and friends, sharing food and presents, gathering to celebrate with our communities–all of this and more may be restricted by the ongoing pandemic. For children, this year’s holiday season may be …

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The Weird Rabbit Hole of “Strange Kids’ YouTube”
Cameron Norris November 13, 2020

The Weird Rabbit Hole of “Strange Kids’ YouTube”

If you’ve ever noticed your kids’ YouTube history filled with bizarre-looking videos of computer-generated characters and knock-off Disney cartoons, you’re not alone. The never-ending rabbit hole of low-effort, bizarre children’s content on the platform is well-documented. The reason for them is easy enough to track: they’re ubiquitous because they receive …
Child Safety Kit Scams Could Lead to Lifelong Credit Problems
Christina Lang November 10, 2020

Child Safety Kit Scams Could Lead to Lifelong Credit Problems

As a parent or guardian, you want to do everything you can to keep your children safe. Unfortunately, there are people out there who will use that against you. Scammers peddling child safety kits are actually searching for information to steal your child’s identity. Here’s how to tell the difference. …
YouTube and Kids: What You Need to Know
Christina Lang November 6, 2020

YouTube and Kids: What You Need to Know

This week, the viral video “Baby Shark” became the most-viewed video on YouTube ever with seven billion views. Yes, that’s billion with a “b.” From toy unboxing to cartoons, there’s seemingly endless content to entertain children on YouTube. But the site is not without its dangers. Too Much Screen Time …

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Operation ‘Autumn Hope’ Finds 45 Missing Children in Ohio
Christina Lang October 27, 2020

Operation ‘Autumn Hope’ Finds 45 Missing Children in Ohio

The U.S. Marshals continue their nationwide effort to locate missing children, this time in Ohio. Operation “Autumn Hope” located 45 missing kids. The Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force also made 177 arrests in conjunction with the operation. Ohio Attorney General Praises Success of Operation Marshals worked with local and …