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Some Tips on Internet Safety Using Parental Controls

The internet proves time and time again that it is one of the greatest technologies invented through how much help it provides in everyday life. However, it can also be seen as a potential danger to children due to inappropriate images and videos available online as well as people who may try to harm them. Luckily, with the improvement of technology there are also improvements in protections that are offered to parents, known as parental controls, to help monitor what your kids are seeing on the internet.

Staying Safe this New Year’s Eve

As the holidays come to an end, there is one last celebration of the year. New Year’s Eve is known for spirited festivities and heavy drinking as a way to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another.  It’s important that we remember the importance of keeping our children safe this New Year’s Eve, so here are a few helpful tips.

AYS: What You Need to Know

A few weeks ago the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission released the results from the 2018 Arizona Youth Survey.  The Arizona Youth Survey (AYS) is administered to a sample of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders across Arizona every two years.  The survey measures the number of youth that use substances and how often they use.  In addition, the survey measures gang involvement and other risky behaviors.  Here are a few of the key findings from the 2018 Arizona Youth Survey:

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