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Author: Victoria Kempf

Victoria Kempf, RN is a passionate internet safety expert, co-founder and COO of ScreenRetriever, a children’s internet safety monitoring product that gives parents complete visibility of all of their children’s computer activity with their children's knowledge so that parents can teach safe, appropriate online behavior.

Posted April 1, 2014, 11:13 a.m. by Victoria Kempf | View Comments
Teaching Your ADHD Teen Appropriate Computer Behavior

Is your child one of the 10.4 Million children in the U.S. diagnosed with ADHD? According to a recent study, the number of kids diagnosed with ADHD has risen dramatically by 66% since 2000. What is ADHD? ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders today. Usually, it is first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may exhibit problems paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors by acting without thinking about what the consequence will be, or be overly active. These kids may also have a trouble regulating attention by over focusing. They may have a ...

Posted March 31, 2014, 1:39 p.m. by Victoria Kempf | View Comments
Don’t Let Your Teen Be Catfished or Duped by an Online Imposter

Today’s generation of teens socialize with their peers by using social networking sites. Most tweens and teens are living out a portion of their lives online and many relationships take place at least partly online. There are many positives about social networking and using the Internet, but security risks and online safety concerns also come with this new way of socializing. Many teens seem to be connected to their peers almost 24/7. As a result of their constant online presence and interactions, they are at risk for being preyed upon by online predators, identity theft, scams, online fraud, phishing and ...

Posted March 20, 2014, 3:55 p.m. by Victoria Kempf | View Comments
3 Online Risks for Teens

When parents think about online risks for their teens, many only think about inappropriate websites, online bullying, and social media, to name a few. But what if the effects of being online 24/7 stay with your teen even when they aren't sitting at the computer? Teens being online can cause deeper, more prominent issues that all parents should be aware of. 3 Teen Online Risks Parents Don’t Think About, But Should! 1. The Issue: Sleep Deprivation The Common Cause: Teens Are Online When They Should Be Sleeping The Reason: In this digital age of online risks, kids want to be ...