Archive for the ‘Digital Life’ Category

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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 […]

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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 […]

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It might be something you say off-the-cuff while you are driving or cooking.  It may even be the way you greet a waitress or hold the door for someone behind you…. your children are watching you and listening to you. If you mention something ugly about a neighbor or another parent while on your cell […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Social media

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One of my constant mantra’s is offline parenting will help your kids, and especially teen’s, make better online choices.  The fact is when your children are in their digital world’s you are not there to protect there.  With all the parental controls, filters and monitoring, your teen is in that moment and will make that […]

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I’ve heard from some parents that say they won’t allow their tweens or teens on social media sites or ban them from certain apps or other digital platforms that today’s teenagers are engaging in.  Of course many know that kids have way to defy parents – whether it is sneaking to a friend’s house or […]

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#iCANHELP AND NET FAMILY NEWS INC. TEAM UP TO PILOT A SOCIAL MEDIA HELPLINE FOR SCHOOLS DURING 2015-’16 SCHOOL YEAR With 92% of middle and high school students online daily, 24% of them “almost constantly,”* it’s time schools had some help with social media! We welcome your support of a helpline that schools can call […]

posted by on Civility, Cyber Safety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Teens and Technology

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We have special days coming soon, Mother’s Day and shortly after that is Father’s Day. I remember being young, and of course  as a child money is never something of abundance, one of the best gifts you can give your parents (besides your time), was handmade coupons for special things like a car-wash, making dinner, […]

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In addition to the latest PEW Research on Teens, Social Media and Technology 2015, that shared statistics that our teens are connected to social media frequently – and up to 24% said it is constantly, it was refreshing to see that at least 60% of parents are adapting and monitoring their teens social media behavior according to […]

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After the overwhelming response when I asked if parents should friend their teens on Facebook and my one of my favorite experts weighed in with their opinion (which everyone didn’t agree with), I wanted to share the other side of the coin. Dr. Alex Packer, author of How Rude! The Teenagers Guide to Good Manners and Proper […]

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There are always many opinions on this topic and I believe that each family has their own individual thoughts for what works best for them and their teenager, but when I read a recent post on one of my favorite sites, Grown and Flown, I had to share it with my readers. Here are 8 […]