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Kristi Bush serves as a national education consultant and social media safety advocate. She is a licensed social worker with greater than 15 years of clinical practice and health care experience. She attended Troy and Auburn University where she studied social work and counseling. Kristi travels nationally and has spoken with thousands of children, parents, professionals and organizations about the benefits and threats associated with social media. You may reach Kristi through her website at www.knbcommunications.com.
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Tweens, Teens and Screens:
The Internet is Not All Bad

Wait for it… The internet is not all bad. Yes, even for your teens. I know you are thinking, wait a minute, you have told us ALL of the bad things. All of the disturbing things our kids have access to. How it can effect the rest of their lives. How it can shift their […]

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Tweens, Teens and Screens:
What Your Kids Are Missing If They Don’t Have Social Media

“Will my kids miss out if I do not give them social media?”  I get this question at almost every one of my conferences.  As parents, it is heartbreaking to think of our children being left behind.  The struggle of fitting in seems to start earlier and earlier.  By the end of elementary school groups […]

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Tweens, Teens and Screens:
What’s Your Favorite Memory?

We all have them! Favorite memories. Certain times in our lives that bring us joy when we remember. Moments that live rent free in our heads. They can lift us up when we are feeling down, or make good days even better. It is hard for me to pick one favorite memory. Mine are a […]

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Why Boundaries with Kids’ Devices Are So Important

As I travel across the country speaking, I have the wonderful pleasure of getting to know many parents and teachers. One of the things I have always found so interesting is a teacher’s use of boundaries in the classroom. Although it varies from teacher to teacher, most every teacher will tell you that, if you […]

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Social Media, Devices and What Our Kids CAN Do

If you have kids or teens, you probably have some sort of a new device floating around after the holidays. Maybe a computer, iPad, smartphone, tablet or gaming device. According to research by Common Sense Media from 2019, 53 percent of kids own a smart phone by age 11. And 84 percent of teenagers have […]

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Protecting Your Kids on Their New Devices

The holidays are here! It is a beautiful time of year for friends and family to gather together, enjoy one another, eat all the food, and be thankful for the blessings from the past year. As wonderful as all of the activities are during the holidays, they can also be incredibly challenging. Everyone is busy […]

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Tweens, Teens & Screens:
A Screen Time “Win” To Help Parents Feel More in Control

Do you feel like you can never stay on top of what your children are doing on their devices? Do you feel overwhelmed when you think about monitoring their ongoing social media activity, not to mention the 400 apps they use. Okay, let’s be honest, if your kids are older than nine, they are probably […]

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