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Skip The Speed: 5 Reasons Teens Should Avoid Energy Drinks

This is the second piece in a three-part series from Bright Beacon on energy drinks. Don’t miss the first part – Energy Drinks: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Drinking? We all teach our kids to say no to drugs, but how many parents think to warn their children about the dangers of Red Bull?Here are five reasons why kids should stay away from energy drinks: 5. CAFFEINE – Heavy caffeine use has been linked to negative health effects. Energy drinks have more caffeine than coffee, and they aren’t regulated by the FDA.

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Computer Safety Tips for Children

There are many computer safety tips for children directed toward parents, teachers and other adults. However, children from a young age need to learn basic Internet safety and general issues about children and computers. As children age, they should learn the latest computer guidelines regarding safe searching, Internet etiquette and what to do when they find something questionable or potentially dangerous online.

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Sports Team Burnout: When It’s Time to Cut Back on the Lessons and Leagues

Be it soccer or swimming, tennis or baseball, year ’round training or participation on too many teams can lead to burnout and overuse injuries which are on the rise, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. An estimated 45 million youth between the ages of six and 18 … Be it soccer or swimming, tennis or baseball, year ’round training or participation on too many teams can lead to burnout and overuse injuries which are on the rise, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.