Archive for the ‘Digital citizenship’ Category

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Children and teens talking and texting on their smartphones is a very common sight on any city street or in any shopping mall. Children get their hands on mobile devices at a very early age; most are online by the time they are in the third grade. While technology can be a fantastic learning tool […]

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If you are from my generation Another Brick in the Wall brings back memories of one of the best classic rock songs by Pink Floyd. Today we can use it as an analogy. We have our Facebook wall (or timeline), we have streams on Twitter and Instagram and other social networking apps that we enjoy […]

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If you are a Positive Warrior you know that Wednesday means it is Happy Help Day! #iCANHELP Delete Negativity on Social Media is starting to get the attention they deserve. As I wrote in my last post, they replaced Throwback Thursday with Tag Someone Thursday, with a challenge to tag as many people as they […]

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Texting has become a common form of communication today.  Actually I think more people text than they actually speak. Without being in front of a person it is easier to be bold with your words, or should I say keystrokes.  This is why people, especially teens and kids need to remember there is a real […]

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Internet safety is a priority and the most important part of your digital safety is your privacy and security. Like many people, young and not-so-young, we are engaged in social media.  From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram you will have experienced “the #HASHTAG” What is a hashtag? A hashtag is a word or an unspaced […]

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Stop, think and realize — people today live in this fast paced society.  Whether you are looking for a job, applying to colleges or even dating online — someone, at sometime will be searching your name online. You may be someone that thinks just because you don’t engage in social networking you don’t have to […]

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Despite growing concerns over kids’ safety and privacy online, a recent study showed that less than half of parents use parental control software to monitor their children’s activities and/or filter inappropriate web content. If parents are truly worried, and surveys show they are, then why aren’t more of them taking steps to keep their kids […]

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This week is not only Safer Internet Day it’s also Valentine’s Day. February is also a month we recognize as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. All of these special days have distinct meanings – and important ones. The commonality?  Love. We want our loved ones, especially your teens, to be safe – safety is always […]

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For parents of homeschooled kids, setting up the infrastructure of a classroom is part of the job. The modern student – specifically one pursing education at home – needs access to a computer. While a machine dedicated totally to the student is ideal, it’s not absolutely necessary – as long as the student doesn’t have […]

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February 5th 2014 is Digital Learning Day. It is an opportunity to take extra time to learn something new about the Internet or digital citizenship — maybe learn a new app your kids are using. Reality is, everyday is an opportunity to learn something new.  I am not convinced we need a specific day, but […]