Archive for the ‘Digital citizenship’ Category

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They loved your GPA until they saw your Tweets! If you didn’t read that New York Time’s article last year, you should. It’s now the trend of our society with today’s teens and college recruiters revealing importance of social media. It’s a fact no matter who you are or what you do, someone – someday […]

posted by on Adult Bullying, Adult Cyberbullying, Bullying, Bullying prevention, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Online activity, Online bullying, Online harassment, Online Privacy, Online profile, Online reputation

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The Bully. No one is immune to online harassment.  No matter what your age, race or religion – you can quickly fall victim to vicious keystrokes within seconds. According to a Cox Communications Survey, 81 percent of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.  This makes sense […]

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October is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM). Does your teen know more about technology than you do? It is time to catch up and be proactive in keeping your kids safe both online and off. When safety trumps privacy – be a parent in the know! Teens have access to unprecedented amounts of technology, […]

posted by on Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, Civility, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Distracted driving, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Texting

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It is quite common for kids, teens and younger, to have their own cell phones these days. With these new privileges there also should be some rules and boundaries set forth down by the parents. Here’s a few that they might consider. Pause the thumbs – When someone speaks to you while you’re texting, it […]

posted by on Chatting online, Cyberbullying, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Parenting, Parenting tips, Social media, Social Networking, Twitter

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Brace yourself parents! Is this a time to say, “It’s not my kid?“ Though venting their displeasure regarding parental rules and restrictions is nothing new for tweens and teens, the current generation isn’t limited to bashing their parents to one friend at a time over the telephone; now, they can air their grievances in one […]

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October is Bullying Prevention Month. Gossip can be mean. Bullies can build on gossip and create stories and ugliness about a student that can go viral in seconds. In today’s internet age, gossip can be spread at lightning speed to hundreds, thousands or millions of people. The new “party line” is cyberspace where millions of […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cyber Seniors, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life

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October is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month which spotlights an array of digital security measures parents, teens, and everyone should be using and should be aware of to protect themselves virtually. It is not only about protecting yourself from the cyber-scams such as identity theft and Internet predators, it can be as simple as learning […]

posted by on Anti-Bullying Programs, Bullying, Bullying prevention, Bullying Prevention Month, Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Digital Citizens Alliance, Digital citizenship

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Many parents, teachers and students will ask: “How can we get our schools and communities better informed on up-to-date cyber-knowledge so they are better able to support our children?” Let’s face it, our kids are usually ahead of us when it comes to technology, so we need to all work together to be supportive of […]

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The younger generation is growing up in an environment saturated with digital experiences. The latest news on Facebook and Instagram can be an instant conversation starter, and phone calls have taken a backseat to texts. Communication on the internet is hacking away at the importance and relevance of authentic offline conversations, yet it is essential […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Facebook safety, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parenting, Social media, Social Networking

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All my friends have a cell-phone, why can’t I? Everyone is on Facebook, why can’t I have an account? Even my friend’s younger sister is on Instagram, why can’t I? Parenting in today’s digital world is not easy.  Parent’s used to cringe at the pending sex chats, then we had the discussions about saying NO […]