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posted by on Bullying, Cyberbullying, Cybersafety, Digital Life, Online harassment

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I don’t have to tell anyone how online abuse has become part of the landscape of social media. Whether it’s a child being told to drink bleach and die, or a celebrity hearing their movie is so bad that “it’s not rape worthy,” or the former First Lady being called an ape in heels, the […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Digital Parenting, Internet Privacy, Internet Safety, Online bullying, Online Safety, Parenting

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At first glance it appears not much. However, one thing we can all agree on is that our kids and technology both grow and evolve at incredibly fast rates.Take for example, the perplexity of how one day our kids are playing contently with Legos or dolls on the living room floor, but overnight it feels […]

posted by on Internet Privacy, Internet Safety, Online Privacy

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January 28th is Data Privacy Day. The Internet gives everyone a voice, but we need people to protect those voices. Online harassment and cyber bullying are real. And, some groups, such as women, are targeted more than others. Sadly, who you are affects how you are treated by others online, as well as offline. The […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Digital citizenship, Digital Parenting, Online Safety

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The internet is a modern marvel. This simple invention has revolutionized our lives in ways we never could have expected. We can order food and products straight to our door. We can video chat with people on the other side of the globe. We can talk to almost anyone in a matter of seconds. We […]

posted by on Digital Parenting, Distracted driving, Parenting Teens, Safe Driving

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So, your teenager is about to earn their driver’s license. How do you feel? Worried? Confused? Relieved? On one hand, a driver’s license means freedom from your duties as a chauffeur. On the other, teenage drivers can be a tremendous source of anxiety. In fact, one survey of 638 parents lists “driving without supervision,” as […]

posted by on Career Builders, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Privacy, Internet profile

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Today your online image is usually the first impression any employer or possible a college recruiter will review about you.  Your name will eventually be put through an internet wash-cycle and how it spins depends on how you have been maintaining it. Keep in mind you never get a second chance to make a first […]

posted by on Digital Distractions, Digital Life, Digital Parenting, Facebook addiction, Internet Privacy, Oversharing

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Maybe I’m being polite when I said, coming to terms with online embellishment, when I actual meant — social media fakes. People who post to social media about their wonderful lives when behind the screens, it is anything but roses and cherries. It’s always nice to see people posting about their new puppy or kitty they saved […]

posted by on Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, Digital Parenting, Distracted driving, Parenting

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This week Common Sense Media released their latest report, The Common Sense Census: Plugged In Parents of Tweens and Teens. We all know our kids are connected, but this study revealed how parents are equally attached to their screens and media too. According to their study, 78% of parents “believe they are good technology role […]

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I’ve grown so tired of the bickering news and social media news feeds (I’m referring to real news and it’s more tiresome explaining away the fake news). It was one of the most divisive election seasons and our social media news feeds are still dripping in  contention for each other (no matter what side you were on), […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Online image, Online profile, Online reputation, Online resume, Parenting Teens, Reputation Management, Social media

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Personal posts can come back to bite prospective employees or even current employees and impact future employability. This can make what your teen is posting on social media have an impact beyond likes or retweets. Just think of all the times your teen has been excited about a social media post getting hundreds of likes […]