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posted by on Apps, Cell phone safety, Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Digital Parenting, Internet Safety, Online activity, Parenting

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Pokémon Go has taken over in the last couple of weeks, consuming the attention of children, teens and even adults. This game, which blends the virtual world with our real world, has made headlines not only because it broke download records but also because it has caused accidents, injuries and even robberies. Using the GPS […]

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If your child is awake, chances are she’s online. According to research, children are spending several hours a day using a smartphone, computer, or other electronic devices. The risks associated with kids online include cyberbullying, accessing inappropriate chat rooms, sharing personal information with strangers, and the list goes on. With students headed back to school […]

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Do you know what you’re teenager is up to when using their smart phone? Today, 70 percent of teens try to conceal their online behavior, and temporary and anonymous apps are gaining popularity, but there are significant dangers that lie within the apps. Cyberbullying, sexting, exposure to adult content are just to name a few […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Digital Life, Digital Parenting, Internet Privacy, Internet Safety, Online Privacy, Online Safety, Online Security, Oversharing

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Many parents think nothing of posting photos and stories about their kids on social media. Who doesn’t want to see photos of that gummy grin or read something funny that your little one said? Sharing your life on social media is the norm for many parents, who use Facebook to stay connected with far-flung relatives […]

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The Internet is a wild and wonderful place, and can be an excellent resource for kids – as well as an essential tool that has become necessary to be acquainted with. However, the freedom and accessibility that make it so useful can also be the source of hidden dangers. And just as we exercise caution […]

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More and more today you are hearing about social media policies that are in place not only to protect businesses and government agencies, but to protect schools and colleges. In the news, the headline of the Florida Assistant State Attorney being suspended following the tragedy in Orlando after he posted a controversial Facebook post that was […]

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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 […]