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FROM THE DESK OF Ron Cousins

Hello, and welcome to our freshly updated newsletter!

The restructured format and design were made with you, our family of clients, in mind. Take a look and let me know what you think. Helpful tidbits and interesting information are waiting for you! I am excited to announce my new book, “Why It’s So Hard To Stop Cybercrime AndWhat You Can Do About It,”which is hot off the press. I share with you transformational technologies to guide your business through the next generation of the digital revolution. Be sure to get my book by going here: nowxcorp.net/free_ebook . Or, scan the QR code below now! Either way, the download is my gift to you. Helping business owners protect their valuable assets is a passion that I genuinely enjoy. Getting in the trenches with you and working to safeguard what you have worked so hard for is a satisfaction that is hard to describe. Like families that have enjoyed watching each other’s children grow up over the years, I love seeing

Anxiety, concern, conflict — parents and teens agree that digital devices are a source of all three of these, according to a study from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The comprehensive study compared digital device usage in the United States and Japan and how they have an impact on family relationships in both countries. “The patterns of daily life have been forever altered by the ubiquity of digital devices,” says Willow Bay, co-author of the study and dean of USC Annenberg College. “Clearly, our always-on media environment is presenting challenges.” So why do we still have these devices on us at all times, and how can we use them more responsibly? USC Annenberg’s study demonstrates that technology isn’t going away any time soon, and learning how to manage its usage is critical. Here are some tips that both parents and teens can learn from. HOWTOBALANCETECHNOLOGY USE INYOUR FAMILY M anage Y our D evices ; D on ’ t L et T hem M anage Y ou The study gave interesting insight into how we perceive our kids’ technology usage and how they perceive ours. It found that most parents think their teens are addicted to their mobile devices. Most parents also felt addicted themselves. Their teens are aware of this — 1 in 3 teens also believes their parents are addicted. Your kids learn from how you spend your time. As the parent, you are the No. 1 example your child has for any behavior. If they see you looking at your phone most of the time they’re with you, they’ll likely start to do the same. BE THE EXAMPLE

your business flourish. I strive each day to find the best ways to keep your interests secure.

Dedicated to your success,

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