Archive for the ‘Digital citizenship’ Category

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Acclaimed author Maya Angelou passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 86. Angelou conscripted nearly every method and medium, including painting, poetry, drama, memoir, dance, stage, pedagogy, song, and speech, into her lifetime project of artistic expression, so it figures that she was also an active tweeter with a wide audience: her Twitter account […]

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Summer is approaching and whether you are a teen or parent, the fact remains – summer time is more screen time! Whether you are a parent, caregiver, or educator, you can keep up with the latest computer and online safety issues and help kids learn to avoid the real dangers that exist in their Internet-connected […]

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Here’s a wake-up call for parents – you are unlikely to know if your teen is a victim of cyberbullying. No doubt you’ve witnessed reports of what appears to be a huge increase in cases of cyberbullying. It makes sense; our kids are online all of the time, especially on their phones, and a lot of […]

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Actually it is Tag Someone You Love Thursday! Everyone knows about Throwback Thursday, however in an effort to delete negativity on social media, #iCANHELP Campaign created Tag Someone You Love Thursday! Have you become a positive warrior yet? Whether you are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr – instead of posting a Throwback picture that […]

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It’s not about the bullying any more, it’s about the constant attack and threat of negative and hurtful posts and comments that people make every day. Will you answer the call and take a stand against negativity? #iCANHELP just released their latest video challenging us to stand up against negativity on social media. It’s a […]

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What a powerful message and couldn’t ring more true! As a victim and survivor of cyberbullying, I know firsthand of what type of people like to use the keyboard to send out cyber-bullets of hurtful and lethal keystrokes that can forever change the life of people of all ages. No one is immune to online […]

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Students and others have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts, feelings, activities, and even opinions about their teachers. With the limit of 140 characters per Tweet, you have options to make those keystrokes build someone up — or break them down. Just a thought, if someone was Tweeting about you, what would they say? […]

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“When you’re given a positive label, you’re afraid of losing it, and when you’re hit with a negative label, you’re afraid of deserving it.” – Carol Dweck, Stanford University psychologist It goes back to the old saying about sticks and stones…. but words will never hurt you. We are beyond that. Everyone knows that words […]

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Recently my Huffington Post articles shared a phenomenal campaign that is spreading through California schools and hopefully will make it across the country. #iCANHELP Delete Negativity on Social Media was created after someone maliciously decided to build a fake Facebook page on a teacher as a joke. The concept to delete negativity online isn’t new, […]

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Entitlement issue generation.  That is what it seems we are dealing with today. I am confident it isn’t every teenager, however I speak with many parents and hear a familiar story of a child that is raised with the gifts of their parents and sometimes grandparents extensive generosity. Many families live by the philosophy that […]