1. Teen-monitoring App Leaks Thousands of User IDs and Passwords

Over 10,000 accounts from TeenSafe, an app that helps parents keep an eye on their teen's phone use, had their information leaked. Information like their Apple ID, username, password and email was stored in plaintext accessible to anyone, rather than encrypted like the site claimed.

Something to chew when your 12-year-old thinks you're paranoid about the internet...

Since January alone, over 14 companies have had data breaches: Sears, Delta, Facebook, Best Buy, Under Armour, Forever 21, Whole Foods, Gamestop, etc. In fact, 2017 was known as the "year of the data breach" since every week there was a new data breach. So it's not the first time and won't be the last.

What should children know about being safe online? Keep these four things in mind:

" Be skeptical. If they don't know who sent the email, or it seems strange, don't respond or click on any links.
What goes on the internet stays on the internet. Nothing truly goes away, and you don't know who will have access to that information.

Never upload or download anything without permission.

Use a password manager. Remembering effective passwords is tricky. Having a different password for every single site is even harder. Check out the top password managers here.


2. Unnecessary Use of ADHD Drugs Increases 64 percent in U.S.

Unnecessary ingestion, inhalation or absorption of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications increased by 64 percent in U.S. children and adolescents. A study published Monday suggests this increase correlates with an increase in the amount of ADHD drugs prescribed to kids and teens in recent years.
The study also showed children age 6-12 were overexposed by accidentally taking too many pills, while children 13-19 were overexposed by intentionally taking too many.

Something to chew on when your 3-year-old doesn't want your help taking his medicine...

Co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, Dr. Caleb Alexander said, "Unfortunately, just as with opioids, these medicines are far too accessible in bathrooms and bedrooms and kitchen cabinets all over the country."

Alexander suggests parents can avoid unintentional overexposure to ADHD medications by:

"¢ Storing ADHD drugs in a safe place

"¢ Disposing of any unused medications


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4. What's trending

13 Reasons Why

Due to Friday's school shooting, Netflix cancelled the red carpet premiere for the second season of 13 Reasons Why. The second season features a storyline about a student bringing guns to a school dance but is talked out of taking action before police arrive.

Both seasons 1 and 2 are still available on Netflix despite deep controversy about their graphic material. After the release of season 1, Google queries on suicide rose by nearly 20 percent.


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