Tips for protecting kids from predators and some apps they use

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Historically, in our quiet suburban neighborhoods, the summer season would arrive and people would prepare for outdoor barbecues, swimming, fishing and laughter. Children would take advantage of more freedom to enjoy outdoor adventures in the neighborhood and beyond, especially locally, where we have rivers, ponds, groves, etc.. Amidst this excitement, however, parents have always had to be aware of their children’s safety.Young people are outside less and less with the rise of technology in our lives and culture. Parents have to be concerned far more than ever about not only who is in the neighborhood, but who is influencing your children on devices they may interact with daily, whether it’s their phone, ipad, online games or the TV.According to the World Health Organization (
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