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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 […]

posted by on Adult Bullying, Adult Cyberbullying

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It’s been a very difficult week for many people. I honestly believe that no matter how the election turned out, half of our country would have been upset, however this rage and hatred has reached a level online that I’ve never seen before. Watching the news feeds have been horrific. Saddening really. Adults are acting […]

posted by on #iCANHELP, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life

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From the moment they hit the ‘screen’ – #iCANHELP has been changing lives in a positive direction online and off. They recently announced their latest form of kindness going viral! Don’t miss the 2-minute video at the end, and share it forward. We all can make a difference! #ICANHELP Bristow Compliments Bristow Middle School works to […]

posted by on Bullying, Bullying prevention, Bullying Prevention Month, Parenting Teens

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We often are confused between the definitions of rude, mean or if it’s bullying behavior. Signe Whitson, an internationally recognized speaker and educator, provides insights on the distinctions of these types of behaviors in her latest activity books. She challenges kids to move to a designated section in the room if the behavior represents bullying, […]