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A new technological advancement allows you to ensure that your children are staying safe online. Keep reading to learn more about the company’s proactive, preventive, and crisis management solutions.

 

KidGuard helps keep your children safe in today’s digital world.

At KidGuard, there’s one mission in mind: To protect your children online.

The team at KidGuard spends their time thinking about and developing ways on how they can bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues of cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide, and childhood depression in the age of technology.

“As the age of children who use mobile phones decrease, parents need tools to cope with the multiple challenges of a digital world on their children,” says KidGuard Founder Lawrence Ng.

“KidGuard employs a team of researchers and writers to educate parents on solutions to digital parenting problems and also runs a popular child cell phone monitoring software to allow parents to stay involved in their child’s life online,” according to Ng.

KidGuard understands the internet can be a scary place, and to help curb this downward spiral of Internet trolls and other digital dangers, the company is dedicated to not only providing helpful information for parents, but they create proactive monitoring solutions, preventive solutions, and even crisis management solutions.

“With close to 20 years of technology experience, serial entrepreneur Lawrence Ng and his team has decided to focus their data and technology expertise to help parents deal with risks associated with their children being online,” the KidGuard website states. “His amazing team has a wide range of breadth and depth across technology, Internet, and date-driven businesses.”

Ng says KidGuard is a unique venture in that it is the only solution that provides detection and also offers prevention and response capabilities. “With our team of technology and law enforcement expects, we aim to raise awareness and educate parents on solutions to digital parenting problems through resources and informational content,” he adds.

KidGuard recently published a free how-to guide to educate parents on the importance of developing their children’s digital citizenship and safe online behavior. “The Parents’ Survival Guide to Online Safety emphasizes on parental knowledge from facts and statistics to preventative steps and warning signs of various cyber risks,” adds Ng.

The Online Survival Guide shares information on how important it is that parents make sure their child fully understands why rules regarding internet use must be followed as well as how, specifically, online predators can compromise one’s safety. The fast-paced lifestyle that will be normal to today’s children is a modern invention to many parents. Children today will grow up with the world at their fingertips, and while it is a convenience, it’s also a reason why a parent needs to know how the digital world operates, how kids use it, the lingo that’s used in online spaces, and everything else that pertains to digital socialization.

KidGuard also released an online guide for monitoring and looking after your child’s text messages. Keeping an eye on children’s text messages will allow you to know who they’re talking to, what they’re saying, ensure that they aren’t getting distracted from schoolwork and other responsibilities, know they aren’t saving or looking at inappropriate content, and build a relationship based on trust.

While KidGuard is focused on helping keep your children safe, it also wants you to be able to build a trustworthy relationship with them.

KidGuard is currently available on all iOS and Android devices. To learn more about KidGuard, visit https://www.kidguard.com/.

 

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A local mom helped her child’s dreams of modeling and acting come true, and now she launched an agency to help others break into the business. Keep reading to learn her star-studded story of success.

 

“It’s not just about looks, you have to have a good heart. I believe in putting positive vibes out there – because that’s what’s going to come back to you.”

At Loft Talent, this is the way they operate.

Diane Werner, owner and agent at Loft Talent, was inspired to start her company when her son, age 22, was discovered at Butler University in Indianapolis three years ago. After taking interest, she began sending his photos out until they were approached by several agencies in the Cincinnati area, all of which offered to sign him.

“From there, Kory got signed in L.A. through the agency we selected and we lived out there for a time,” says Werner. “I actually starting helping them and I really loved what I was doing. I found that I was good at it and other parents were telling me that I should be doing this for a living because I was a ‘natural’.”

Once returning to Cincinnati, Werner decided to take this advice. “I realized that there was so much more creative power that I wanted to have, so I created my own company,” she says. “We opened our doors March 10, 2015 and hit the ground running.”

Since that time, Loft has gotten three (potentially four) of their people signed in L.A. with agencies. “One of my actors is in a $100M movie, Allegiant Part 1, which hit theaters March 18,” Werner reveals. “We also recently got one of our guys to meet with the executive producers of a major cable TV network series, where he’s probably going to be on a reality series.”

As for the agents that Loft clients have signed with – they have talent on the Twilight series, Hunger Games, Modern Family and CW shows – just to name a few. “We’re looking at people from Cincinnati who could potentially end up in some really big roles,” says Werner.

What is the secret behind Werner’s success? It’s her ability to look at situations from not only an agent standpoint, but also a mother standpoint. “The difference between my agency and other agencies in the area is that I’m a mother of an actor – someone who has the same dreams and goals of those that I represent,” she says. “I’m able to put myself in their shoes and talk to them about the same concerns and overwhelming feelings I had while sitting in that same chair.”

For Werner, it’s all about helping kids achieve something that they love doing. “They always tell me that they want to inspire people the same way famous actors have inspired them,” she explains. “It’s a really cool feeling to be able to help them do that.”

As for the future of Loft Talent, Werner’s main goal is to continue helping her clients achieve whatever it is that they want to achieve. “It feels really good to help them be happy with what they do,” she says. “I absolutely love my ‘job’. I get to work with so many creative minds and talented people every day. Who gets to do that?”

For more information on Loft Talent or how to become a Loft model, contact Werner directly at LoftTalent@gmail.com, give her a call at (513) 707-8733 or check out their website at www.LoftTalent.com.

Their client base ranges anywhere from 5-years-old to adult.

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