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Protecting Kids Online

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We hear it over and over: "Monitor what your child is doing online!" It's a huge job, especially when every Tom, Dick and Harry can start a website and funnel your kids to it. Here's help.

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Halloween Safety for Kids and Grownups

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With a little common sense and some savvy safety precautions, there is no trick to enjoying a safe and fun Halloween.

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Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

Tyler Perry

Yesterday, Tyler Perry discussed his childhood sexual abuse on "Oprah." How can we protect our own kids? Erin Runnion, founder of the Joyful Child Foundation, shares her suggestions for identifying "red-flag" behavior in people who may be looking to victimize your child.

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Is 'Walk to School Day' Safe? One Mom Says 'Yes!'

Today is "Walk to School Day." We spoke with Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids and creator of the free-range parenting movement, after Somer Thompson's murder. Somer is the little girl who was tragically murdered walking home from school last year. Here's what Skenazy had to say.

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What If Your Kid's the Bully?

Dharun Ravi

Since Tyler Clementi's suicide last week, there's been widespread media coverage about how to help your kids cope with cyberbullying. But what if you find out that your child is the one doing the bullying?! Ross Ellis of Love Your Children USA, an organization dedicated to ending violence against children, offers these tips on how to respond.


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How to Keep Your Child from Becoming a Cyberbully

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In memory of Tyler Clementi's suicide and National Bullying Prevention Week (October 3 through 9), do your part to stomp out bullying. Make sure your child is never the cyberbully by talking to him or her about what's inappropriate to post about others online.

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49 Kids Die in Hot Cars in U.S. This Year

14-month-old Kimberly James

Over the weekend, yet another child died after being left in a hot car. She was the 49th child in the U.S. to die that way this year. When will it STOP?!

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Dad: Bus Bullies 'Turned My World Upside Down'

James Willie Jones

James Willie Jones fought tears as he talked about his confrontation with school-bus riders who allegedly bullied his daughter. Chatari Jones, 12, who has cerebral palsy, was also tearful, but said, "I'd like to get on the bus again."

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