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Texting Trivia While we are all living in this new normal, it seems our devices are our main source of communication. This is an an oldie but goodie post that I think is very interesting — especially now as we are all attached to our phones. You probably already have a few pretty good ideas […]

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Finding Your Teen’s Passion Does your teen love writing, film, arts, graphics, creativity? It’s been a difficult past six months, especially for teenagers. From boredom, to anxiety and even depression, young people are emotionally struggling with this new normal. Now they are facing the new classroom. Online and distance learning can be challenging, so if […]

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The New Classroom Imagine it is fall and your child is smiling away in in her new Zoom classroom, hair a mess, pajama shirt still on. From the corner of your eye, you notice another parent in another child’s square hold up her iPhone, poised to take a picture of the class. Would you be […]

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Ten reasons kids should be online at an early age Much has been made of the potentially hazardous landscape for children that is the internet, and rightly so. Parents do need to be concerned about how their children make use of this valuable tool, and a valuable tool it surely is. No longer a luxury […]

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7 ways to help your teen avoid bad habits on social media. You had to have seen this one coming: kids are picking up bad habits from their extensive use of social media. This can’t come as too big of a surprise though, because it stands to reason that something so popular and fun would […]

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Online Reputation: A reflection of your character both online and offline. As we are witnessing unemployment rise, people are becoming more and more anxious and stressed about their future. This is all completely understandable — the unknown can be scary especially when it concerns money, jobs and careers. More time online During this quarantine life, […]

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, […]