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posted by on Depression, Digital Parenting, Internet Addiction, Online bullying, Online Life, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Struggling Teens, Summer Camps, Teen Depression, Teen Help

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Internet addiction, is it real? YES! Today we are facing a time when teen depression is on the rise. Young people are struggling with anxiety, stress and overwhelmed by peer pressure. They are completely immersed in their screens without considering their emotional or physical health. Warning signs -An obsession with being online-Frustration, anxiety, and irritability […]

posted by on Civility, Cyberbullying, Online Life, Online reputation, Online Safety, Online Shaming, Peer Cruelty

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Social distancing shouldn’t be cruel. We are living in an extremely stressful and unusual times with the corona virus outbreak (COVID-19). With the majority of schools, restaurants, bars, retail stores, small businesses, etc…. closing – this means people are not only facing financial hardships, the emotional well-being of individuals is at risk too. Unfortunately we’re […]

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National Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th but do we need a day to remind us to be nice to each other? Being kind starts with us and should be everyday. Random Acts of Kindness Day is great time to emphasize the importance of humanity towards each other. At the same time, it’s […]

posted by on Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Depression, Online harassment, Parenting, Teen Depression, Teen Help

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According to new research, cyberbullying can worsen symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young people. It’s not only about online bullying and harassment, social media use and screen time can lead to an increase in depression and anxiety among teens and adolescents. Sticks and stones may break your bones – but words, […]

posted by on Cyberbullying, Internet Safety, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Sexting, Uncategorized

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In an age where sending nudes has become normalized, we must educate young people on how to handle sexual content; sexting. A JAMA Pediatrics study showed that 1 in 4 teens say they’re sexting—witness the sexting scandals that have popped up in small towns across America, from Duxbury, Massachusetts, to Cañon City, Colorado. The activity […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Digital Life, Digital Parenting, Internet Privacy, Internet Safety, Online harassment, Online Privacy, Online reputation, Online Safety, Online Security, Sexting

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Study: Kids as young as 10 are being exposed to sexting. When to give your child a cellphone has been a big question for years. There really isn’t any right answer, as it really depends on your child’s level of maturity and responsibility. What we do know is according to a PEW Research survey, 95 […]

posted by on Cyberbullying, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Kindness Counts, Online education, Online Safety, Online Shaming, Oversharing, Parenting, Parenting books, Parenting tips, Reputation Management, Uncategorized

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Why is the tech talk is more difficult than the sex talk? Your ongoing offline conversations are what helps keep your teen in-check online. It’s important that you don’t loose your cool and keep those lines of communication open, many of us realize this isn’t always easy. “Your teen may always be an app ahead […]

posted by on Online Life, Online Privacy, Online reputation, Online Safety, Social media, Social Networking, Teen Depression

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Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and more. The CyberSmile Foundation released their Social America report. As many people are anxiously waiting to hear if the ‘like‘ button will be removed on both Facebook and Instagram, over 20,000 young people (both Gen Z and Millennials) were surveyed about their favorite (and not so favorite) social media […]

posted by on Cyberbullying, Online reputation, Online Safety, Online Shaming, Parenting, Revenge Porn

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Power Pervs, When Troll Armies Attack, A$$holes in Charge, Swipe Right for Stalking… are some of the chapter titles in this empowering and brilliantly written book, Nobody’s Victim by Carrie Goldberg. As a victim (and survivor) of internet defamation, cyberbullying and online shaming, I consider myself very fortunate. Nobody’s Victim outlines some of the darkest […]

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Your online reputation can determine your future There’s no denying it, there will be a time when your name is put through a Google rinse cycle. Someone will be searching you on the internet. Here are some facts that survey’s have uncovered: 70 percent of employers use social media to screen potential job candidates before […]