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As we live in a digital world, let’s review some parenting books that are helping us navigate today’s online life of teens and kids.

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Colleges and businesses are watching you – digitally speaking. Many teens are tired of hearing parents and teachers reminding them to pause before you post or think before you send a text. They may be tired of hearing it, but that doesn’t mean we are going to stop preaching it, since it is imperative that not only youth […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Online activity, Online reputation, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Social media, Social Networking

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Summertime is a time to develop a digital landscape. Digital citizenship is a phrase we hear a lot, especially as it pertains to young people. Today your online reputation can and will dictate your future, so it’s important to start early in creating a digital platform. Some 75 percent of colleges will preview a student’s online behavior […]

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Social media wasn’t created for privacy. Why are people always shocked when they find out their private information has been exposed online? We read about teachers, school coaches, firefighters, police officers, youth pastors and other (so-called) responsible adults being caught sexting minors — we have to wonder, did they really believe they wouldn’t get caught? […]

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How cyber-gossip quickly transforms to online bullying. Gossip can be mean, especially when it’s online. Bullies can build on gossip and create stories and ugliness about a student that can go viral in seconds. In today’s internet age, gossip can be spread at lightning speed to hundreds, thousands or millions of people. The new party […]

posted by on Bullying, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Digital Life, Harassing, Online harassment, Parenting, Uncategorized

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Majority of teens own smartphones, new survey shares how parents are managing to become cyber-savvy. Interestingly, in a new PEW Survey, the majority of parents (65 percent) have concern over the amount of time their teen is online. They are worrying that they are losing the ability to communicate in person or possibly sharing too […]

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Know that everything you put online (or a device) has the possibility of becoming “Public and Permanent“® – and expression coined perfectly by Richard Guerry, founder of the Institute of Responsible Online and Phone Communication (IROC2). Until 2018, surveys said that colleges, schools and businesses were monitoring candidates and applicants social media posts and contents. […]

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Digital resilience: Becoming a better online reporter. The majority of teens have come across racist or sexist hate speech on social media.  There are five-steps to building digital resilience. Prepare them for the ugly side of social media. Teach them to report, flag and block abusive content. Help them understand that online is not always reality. Critical […]

posted by on Internet Privacy, Online Privacy, Online Safety, Online Security, Parenting, Parenting Teens

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National Privacy Day: Securing online safety. January 28th celebrates National Data Privacy Day; an event that recognizes the importance of Internet advocacy and data privacy. As a caring parent, nothing is more important than the safety and privacy of your child, both online and off. In this article, we will be sharing information on digital […]

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The impact social media is having on young girls. A study published by University of Essex and University College London, reveals that teenage girls increase their risk of showing symptoms of depression by 50% when they spend more than five hours a day on social media. In comparison, teenage boys increase their risks of showing […]