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Data Privacy Day is Thursday, January 28th, 2016. For people who are very cautious about their personal information and money, online shopping seems like not such a good idea at all. But if you choose not to shop online, you are missing many great things it can offer for you. Better relax and read the […]

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A  report from UCLA actually is confirming what I have been saying for a long time – oversharing on social media is putting you at potential risk for becoming a victim of cyberbullying or digitally shamed. Recent evidence suggests that bystanders are even less likely to intervene with online compared to offline bullying. Given that […]

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With two surveys recently released, it’s time to check-in with how we’re doing as a digital society. As far as parents are concerned, they are doing better, according to a recent PEW Survey. They are becoming more engaged in their teen’s activity online including knowing their teen’s passwords (see graph below). Not to be a Debby Downer, […]

posted by on Cell phone safety, Cyberbullying, Cybersafety, Facebook safety, Online image, Online Safety, Oversharing, Social media, Social Networking, Uncategorized

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No one is in the dark about the selfie generation. It seems everywhere we go people have their phones in place taking photos of themselves — and posting them on various social platforms. We’ve read that some forms of selfie love can be about building a teen’s self esteem, however in many situations it goes […]

posted by on Bullying, Cyberbullying, Cybersafety, Online harassment, Online Safety, Online Scams, Oversharing, Parenting, Parenting books, Parenting Teens

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YA author and Boston Globe journalist Melissa Schorr talks about her new catfishing novel IDENTITY CRISIS. I recently read this riveting book. It took me less than two days to finish – it’s a page turner you simply can’t put down! This fiction novel that parents and tweens and teens should read, can not only open up […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Online Life, Online Privacy, Online profile, Online reputation, Online resume, Social media, Social Networking

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According to the latest survey by Career Builders, 1 in 5 employees are determined to land a new job in 2016. At the same time PEW Research released their survey entitled, Searching for Work in the Digital Era. A majority of U.S. adults (54%) have gone online to look for job information, 45% have applied for […]

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It’s the holiday’s – and there’s no debate, tradition rules. You must learn to use your voice over your keypad. With technology – a text just isn’t enough. You aren’t going to get away with sending grandma and grandpa a text message. Great Aunt Holly and Uncle Jess need more than a emoji to know […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Digital Parenting, Internet profile, Online profile, Online reputation, Online resume, Sexting, Social media, Social Networking

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What is sexting? Sexting is sending sexually explicit messages via cell phone or instant messenger. As technology has advanced and cell phones have the capability to record and send photos and video, the practice of sending suggestive and explicit pictures has increased, especially among teens however adults are active participants too. There are several studies […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Internet Predators, Internet Safety, Online activity, Online Safety, Parenting Blogs, Sexual Predators, Social media, Social Networking

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As we enter the holiday season, kids, tween and teens will be spending more time online. Recent studies from Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) that 81% of parents believe they know what their kids are doing online.  87% in this same study say they do have rules in place for technology use. In my opinion, we […]

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I wrote an article for Huffington Post, Your Online Reputation Doesn’t Take the Holidays Off.  Why?  Because I was browsing Facebook one day and stunned at what people will share – or should we say – overshare. It isn’t only photos – there are videos that can be questionable too. Since it is the holidays and it […]