Archive for the ‘Digital citizenship’ Category

posted by on Civility, Digital citizenship, Mean Tweets, Online image, Online Life, Online reputation, Parenting, Peer Cruelty, Respect, Social media, Twitter

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Stunned. Seriously, a teacher can take to Twitter with her frustrations and keep her job. I will admit, I am not a teacher and for many reasons, most of all, I seriously don’t have patience.  Teachers are special people and people we value with our children’s lives for 9-months out of the year. Teachers are […]

posted by on Bullying, Civility, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Online bullying, Online harassment, Parenting, Peer Cruelty

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School is back in session across the country.  It’s true – online cruelty never takes a break, but when school opens we can see a rise in peer cruelty online and off. In McAfee’s 2014 Teens and Screens Study, they reported cyberbullying has tripled and at least 24% of the tweens and teens said they […]

posted by on Civility, Cyber Safety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Google image, Online profile, Online reputation, Reputation Management, Safer Online, Social media

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Have you become part of a social media cliché? Have you become so predictable that  your friends know what to expect from your keystrokes, posts, and comments? Safer Online by Microsoft challenges you to think of this before you post — since it will be there a long, long time. Are you hashtag hyper?  Do […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Online activity, Online bullying, Online profile, Online reputation, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Social media, Social Networking

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I was honored to be asked to be a guest contributor for My Jewish Learning and The Canteen.  It is the blog section The Foundation for Jewish Camp website with many great articles for parents to learn about a variety of life lessons of raising today’s youth. I did a 3-part series on the latest […]

posted by on connect safely, Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Facebook safety, Internet Privacy, Internet Safety, Internet Scams, Online Privacy, Online Safety, Online Scams, Online Security

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Identity theft is certainly not a new phenomenon—but it’s growing in our digital age. Preventing identity theft is easy when you know what steps to take—and what to look out for online. Here are Digital Citizen’s Alliance top five tips to protect yourself from identity theft online: Keep your passwords strong and safe. Make sure […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Social media, Social Networking

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It’s no secret that teenagers love their smartphones. It might even be safe to say that they couldn’t go a day without them, according to a recent survey done by USA Today. There are enough apps to keep the average teenager glued to their phone for hours on end and the most beloved apps are […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Internet profile, Online image, Online Life, Online Privacy, Online profile, Online reputation, Online resume, Social media, Social Networking

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I have discussed this topic for a long time along with my colleagues we constantly discuss the importance of digital citizenship.  It will be your virtual image that will dictate your future.  Your keystrokes are that important!  No one gets a second chance to make a first impression – especially when their name is being […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Safety, Microsoft

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Microsoft celebrates an online safety social media milestone! And I am so proud to be part of it as a key influencer! I am honored to be listed with people I respect and consider mentors: Anne Collier, Stephen Balkam, Larry Magid, danah boyd and Michael Kaiser. @Safer_Online is a community that promotes and supports online […]

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It’s almost reads like a fiction novel or a Friday night mystery that you don’t think will ever happen to you  – and suddenly you realize, it can. Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls are accused of luring a middle school classmate into the woods in a Milwaukee suburb and stabbing her 19 times in an attack […]

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As you get older, you soon realize that it is not the quantity of friends you have, it is the quality of them. You learn to separate your acquaintances from your good friends, and your childhood friends from your current friends. We also learn, as adults, that our friends can be a reflection of who […]