Archive for the ‘Digital Life’ Category

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]