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posted by on Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips

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It’s the holiday’s – and there’s no debate, tradition rules. You must learn to use your voice over your keypad. With technology – a text just isn’t enough. You aren’t going to get away with sending grandma and grandpa a text message. Great Aunt Holly and Uncle Jess need more than a emoji to know […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Digital Parenting, Internet profile, Online profile, Online reputation, Online resume, Sexting, Social media, Social Networking

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What is sexting? Sexting is sending sexually explicit messages via cell phone or instant messenger. As technology has advanced and cell phones have the capability to record and send photos and video, the practice of sending suggestive and explicit pictures has increased, especially among teens however adults are active participants too. There are several studies […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Internet Predators, Internet Safety, Online activity, Online Safety, Parenting Blogs, Sexual Predators, Social media, Social Networking

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As we enter the holiday season, kids, tween and teens will be spending more time online. Recent studies from Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) that 81% of parents believe they know what their kids are doing online.  87% in this same study say they do have rules in place for technology use. In my opinion, we […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Online image, Online profile, Online reputation, Reputation Management, Social media, Social Networking

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I wrote an article for Huffington Post, Your Online Reputation Doesn’t Take the Holidays Off.  Why?  Because I was browsing Facebook one day and stunned at what people will share – or should we say – overshare. It isn’t only photos – there are videos that can be questionable too. Since it is the holidays and it […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Identity theft, Online Privacy

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So far in 2015, there have been countless cases of mass identity theft. In the United States alone, millions have been victimized in data breaches and the year is not over yet. While improvements to identity security, such as through Chip-and-Pin credit card technology, are making an impact — it’s not enough! If you want […]

posted by on Adult Bullying, Adult Cyberbullying, Bullying, Bullying prevention, Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Distractions, Digital Life, Digital Parenting

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This month several surveys and reports have been released on tech, parenting, teens and cyberbullying. Starting with the simple one that came from iKeepSafe, which was funded by AT&T, it focused on Cyberbalance in the Digital Culture. 44% of teens admit they do to not get enough sleep because of digital devices 40% of teens don’t […]

posted by on Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, Civility, Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Online activity, Online bullying, Online Safety, Sexting, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Predators

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Everyone loves their cell phones and most can’t live without them. PEW Fact Tank shares that 64% of adults in 2015 own a smartphone, but when it comes to cell phones in general, it jumps to 90% of adults. In a PEW Research in 2013, 74% of youth between the age of 12-17 own a cell […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, Digital citizenship, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Social media, Social Networking

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Common Sense Media recently released their latest report  regarding today’s media consumption and our youth. Tweens and teens spend about 9-hours a day on media. This includes a variety of media entertainment such as– music, television, tablets, computers and of course mobile devices. According to Common Sense, here are a few key findings: Youth love media […]

posted by on Civility, Digital citizenship, Digital Parenting, Parenting Teens

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We are heading into the holiday season. This means more interaction with store clerks, more time online, and most likely more time with customer service people on the phone. Our words and reaction will to others in all these spaces and places will matter. It’s a time for patience, understanding – and most importantly, simply […]

posted by on Adult Cyberbullying, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Digital Parenting, Online bullying, Online harassment

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We have constantly said that although October was Bullying Prevention Month, we also consider it Cyberbullying Prevention Month, we have to continuously discuss awareness and educate our communities on curbing this type of cruelty – both offline and online 365 days a year. The fact is bullying is no longer limited to our playgrounds, school […]