In the past, maybe it was sex or drugs. Now add modern school issues like cyber-bullying and there are even more reasons to stay in touch with changes in your child.
We recommend family dinners every night possible so you stay close to your kids. Even if you do this, you should still watch for other danger signs that mean you need to go in and talk to the school and have a frank conversation with your child.
These issues start earlier every year, so don’t think your kids are safe just because their age doesn’t end with “teen.”
Make sure to keep the computer in a public space so you can monitor usage and your child’s interaction.