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Search your kids' web history for these troubling trends right now

Search your kids' web history for these troubling trends right now
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Do you know where your children or grandchildren are? Do you know what they're doing and who they're with? Are they safe or in danger? Parents have been fretting over these questions for millennia.

You just have to think back to your own childhood, especially your teen years, to remember how often young people put their lives at risk. Maybe they're being distracted by their smartphones while they're driving. They could be hanging out with other troubled teens who put them in unsafe situations.

These days, it's harder than ever to keep tabs on what they're doing. That's because they've got two lives: The one you can see and monitor; and the virtual one, where you may have no idea what they're up to.

That's why monitoring their search history is imperative in keeping them safe. We here at Komando.com are always writing articles that will help. Click here to learn about an app that puts parents in control of their child's online activity. You'll be glad that you did.

Bonus: How to snoop on your kids and grandkids

This is scary. New, frightening research shows a huge spike in online searches about suicide.

There has been a 19 percent increase in online searches about suicide, according to the magazine JAMA Internal Medicine. On the positive side, that includes information about preventing it. But there is plenty to worry about.

The search term, "How to commit suicide" was up 26 percent in the week after the Netflix TV show, "13 Reasons Why" aired. More about that show in a minute.

The term, "commit suicide" surged 18 percent. "How to kill yourself" was up 9 percent.

Note: Keep reading to find out what your teenager is secretly doing online.

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