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In a recent survey released by Vodafone, 43% of teens believe that cyberbullying is a bigger problem than drug abuse. So when we hear phrases such as, death by humiliation, it’s not a joke. According to this latest research: 41% of teens said cyberbullying made them feel sad, helpless and depressed 26% felt completely alone 18% experienced […]

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We officially live in a generation Facebook society. No matter what age you are, from 13 (and I dare say younger) to 80 (and even older) everyone loves to LIKE Facebook. You may be watching the news on television, listening to a talk show on the radio or even walking into a store – and you will […]

posted by on Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, Civility, Digital citizenship, Digital Distractions, Digital Life, Digital Parenting

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With every beep, ding, buzz and fancy ringtone there is out there – silence is the most precious one that people are in need of. We live in a society where it’s not only about our teens and youth that have their smartphones sewn into the palm of their hands – so do their parents. […]

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We know we live in a digitally connected society, with 92% of adults attached to their cell phones, 52% of them are fully engaged in social media (Facebook being their favorite by 71%) and now research has revealed that it’s not only women (which has been leading the social media force) men have arrived! In […]

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Whenever I see these headlines I want to cringe. The fact is, it’s sad we need headlines to remind us to continue to be kind to others, to continue to discuss with our children as well as our friends and colleagues about the importance of being an upstander when you see someone being shamed online and most […]

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Today almost everyone, not only teenagers, are connected to social media. A Pew Research Center study found that 92 percent of U.S. teenagers use social networks at least once a day, with 24 percent reporting that they are online “almost constantly.” Adults love their social media too.  According to PEW Research Center study, 74 percent […]

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My colleague and good friend Chris Duque has a phrase I love, #TechnologyDoneRight.  He refers to  it when we see the kindness and good things that social media and tech has done for many people and kids. Recently I wrote about how teens reached out with their digital wisdom in helping others.  Then we have […]

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As cyberbullying continues to be a major issue for many people of all ages in the United States, New Zealand’s government has passed a law designed to protect children from cyberbullying. The Harmful Digital Communications law is only meant for the most serious cases. Children under 14 can’t be charged with cyberbullying, while children between 14 and […]

posted by on Bullying, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Digital citizenship, Internet Safety, Online bullying, Online education, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Blogs

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It’s the last day of Internet Safety Month. On the first day I asked, what was your priority? Of course, just because June is over doesn’t mean we stop thinking about online safety.  This is a topic that should be in our daily conversations.  It should be as common as how a was your day? […]

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If we haven’t heard it once, we have heard it a hundred times; Think before you post. Pause before you send. Both statements are absolutely true.  It’s my opinion that when we are thinking we are usually still typing and clicking since the average person is double or triple tasking. Tell me I’m wrong? With […]