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posted by on Apps, AT&T, Back to School, Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, Distracted driving, Texting and driving

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Distracted driving is a major problem and our devices are one of the biggest culprits. According to a poll conducted by Braun Research, 95 percent of drivers polled in the survey said that they disapprove of distracted driving, however, 71 percent engage in some sort of smartphone activity while driving. It’s not easy for teens […]

posted by on Back to School, Bullying, Bullying prevention, Lunchroom Bullying

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Schools are opening across the country and although we know bullies didn’t take the summer off, the cafeteria bullies have had a summer break. Lunchroom bullying like schoolyard bullying is often a place where mean kids will gather. We haven’t heard a lot about food allergy bullying, but especially as school doors are opening, we need […]

posted by on Civility, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Digital citizenship, Internet Safety, Kindness Counts

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What a fantastic headline!  It can get exhausting hearing about the negativity of online harassment and how incivility is rising digitally. Thanks to #ICANHELP, they put out a call for nominees of students that are making a positive impact online. They recently announced who they will be recognizing at their first annual #Digital4Good event which […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Digital Parenting, Identity theft, Internet Safety, Online Privacy, Online Security, Privacy

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As a parent, you are probably concerned about your tween and teen’s use of social media. While you understand the appeal of sites like Instagram and Snapchat, you want to be sure your children are not sharing too much personal info or posting too many photos. What makes this concern a tad ironic, is that […]

posted by on Bullying, Cyberbullying, Cybersafety, Girl Bullying

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As schools across the country get ready to open their doors, parents and educators prepare to address not only bullying but also today’s digital problem, cyberbullying. Last year UNICEF released their report Perils and Possibilities: Growing up online, based on an international opinion poll of more than 10,000 18-year-olds from 25 countries, revealed young people’s […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Digital Parenting, Online image, Online reputation, Reputation Management

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Summer can be a great time for teens to decompress from school and their hectic schedule of running from events and squeezing in your homework and studying for exams. They will also have more time for social media, which isn’t all bad.  Especially if they are in high school and going to be applying to […]

posted by on Adult Cyberbullying, Cyberbullying

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In a recent PEW Research Survey, Online Harassment, 66% of Americans say they have witnessed some type of harassing behavior directed toward others online, with 39% indicating they have seen others targeted with severe behaviors such as stalking, physical threats, sustained harassment or sexual harassment. The good news is people are starting to take cover (implement […]

posted by on Cyberbullying, Cybersafety, Digital Parenting

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Keeping teens and tweens safe online continues to be a growing issue that concerns parents everywhere. Statistics indicate that 20% of youths receive hateful or harassing messages via the internet. This is not what a parent likes to hear. As a parent, you want to protect your children from dangers both in real life and […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety

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The facts about cyberbullying are sobering. More than 40 percent of kids say they have been bullied online, 87 percent have witnessed cyberbullying and yet only one in ten victims will report the abuse to an adult. Kids who are bullied are at greater risk for anxiety, depression, and in extreme cases, suicide. Furthermore, kids […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Internet Privacy, Online Privacy, Online Safety, Online Security

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Identity theft is at an all-time high. More than 15 million consumers fell victim to some kind of identity theft in 2016, according to Javelin  Strategy & Research. This is up from about 13 million in the prior year. As technology evolves with new ways to keep thieves out of our wallets, hackers find new […]