Archive for the ‘Digital Life’ Category

posted by on Cybersafety, Data Privacy Day, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Identity theft, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Social media, Social Networking

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#DPD15 is Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – although we should be aware of our online privacy all the time, it is always good to take a day to recognize the importance of our personal information digitally and how easy it is now for others to acquire it. Though there are so many areas to touch […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Online activity, Online Life, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips

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We are all guilty! We sit at work and, when temptation calls, access our personal email or our Facebook accounts; we are working on a big project at home and, instead of television, it is Facebook, Pinterest, emails, YouTube, or some other more entertaining site that beckons! And yet, when we catch our kids using […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Safety, Online Life, Online Privacy, Online profile, Online reputation, Online Safety

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I was asked by Dr. Greene, what I would like to see change for 2015, and for me, it was easy. It’s about time all schools require students to attend cyber-civics classes!  Yes, digital citizenship is as important today as Home Economics and Wood Shop was back in my generation.  The slight difference is – these […]

posted by on Civility, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Online bullying, Online Life, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Social media, Social Networking

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School will be out shortly, holidays are here and there will be more screen time for everyone. It’s not only about kids and teens, let’s remember parents will be just as busy with their digital devices.  Whether they are texting, ordering online or finding a recipe on Pinterest – there is no denying, everyone young […]

posted by on Depression, Digital Life, Holiday Sadness, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Teen Depression

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Tis the time of year that everyone is supposed to be full of joy and the spirit of Christmas with their loved ones – family and friends! Lots of food, music, laughter, chatter, gifts and social media sharing – or oversharing it all! Like some adults, there are some teenagers and youth that struggle with […]

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 […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Teens

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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 […]