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Parent or Warden This is a parenting confession. One of the more frustrating things about being a parent is navigating that fine line between offering reasonable, open-hearted, and generous advice with my kids versus playing jail warden. Regarding the latter, all of us parents have been there, right? You wish you could take a bit […]

posted by on Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, Cyber Safety, Digital Parenting, Internet Safety, Online Safety

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With the sheer volume of shareable content available these days, our children are being introduced to the world of social media at a shockingly young age. While the minimum age to register for a Facebook account is 13 years old, more than 5 million children under age 10 have a Facebook account. Even more surprising? […]

posted by on Bullying, Cyberbullying, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Online bullying, Online harassment, Online Safety

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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 perspectives on the risks they face growing up in an increasingly connected world. The new report  that shows online violence and exploitation is a reality in the lives […]

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By Barbara Gruener We’ve all undoubtedly read or heard about the importance of our carbon footprints and digital footprints, but I would submit that equally if not more important is our kindness footprint. As a veteran educator finishing up and reflecting upon my thirty-second school year, I can’t help but wonder, “Do my students know […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Online Life, Online Privacy, Online reputation, Online resume, Online Safety

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It’s a fact today, your online reputation will effect your future. From teens applying to colleges to filling out job applications; to adults interviewing for career changes or leasing an apartment or even dating online — someone at sometime will put your name through the Google rinse cycle. What does your social personality say about […]

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Summer months bring a higher death rate for teen drivers. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the summer months of June, July, and August consistently have higher teenage crash deaths than any other month. Distracted driving doesn’t discriminate — no one is immune to being hit by a person that is texting […]

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There’s no surprise that kids are glued to their screens, especially when it comes to video games. As you start this short four-minute plus film, you may believe this is another young boy completely engaged in this video warfare. Then enters mom…. and the story begins. It’s not what you expect and completely not what […]

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There’s no better gift to give your mother than the gift of safety! Take the pledge!  In honor of Mother’s Day, AT&T  helps you give back. But in a different way. Together, let’s give the gift of safe driving. We see it on the roads each and every day. People glancing at their smartphones while behind […]

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Teen digital media consumption has increased 300%  over the last 20 years. The American teen now spends up to 9 hrs a day consuming media across a range of channels – SMS, social media, radio and more. To put it in perspective, your child now spends more time glued to a screen than they do sleeping! […]

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Most Teens Spend at Least 3 Hours a Day Socializing Online AT&T and Tyler Clementi Foundation Survey 1,000 Area Teens and Parents: Find Pervasive Cyberbullying and Significant Awareness Gap Between Parents and Teens As middle and high school students spend more time online than ever before, a survey of New York City-area teenagers and parents […]