3 Online Scams Aimed at Children

If something looks too good to be true, it probably is. When it comes to the internet, this old adage rings especially true. Scammers are everywhere you look. The Better Business Bureau reports that online scams have skyrocketed during the pandemic, with fraudsters achieving greater success than ever before as consumers spend an unprecedented amount of time online.  Continue reading “3 Online Scams Aimed at Children”

Is Your Child Ready for a Smartphone?

“Please, please, pleeeeeease! Can I get a phone?”

Sound familiar? Nearly every parent with a child older than 8 has heard this kind of begging. But how do you respond? Should you actually get your child a smartphone? The answer: it depends. Every kid is different. It might make sense to get some children cell phones at eight years old, while others may not be ready until they are in high school. In fact, the average age when children get their first cell phone is around 10 years old. By the time kids are teenagers, 84% of them have their own smartphone.

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