Archive for the ‘Online activity’ Category

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Facebook is the most popular and frequently used social media platform among teens; half of teens use Instagram, and nearly as many use Snapchat When I read that on the overview of the latest PEW Study titled, Teens, Social Media & Technology 2015, I did chuckle a bit.  I have argued that our youth are […]

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February 10th is Safer Internet Day. Everyday, no matter what age we are, more and more people are becoming digitally connected.  This means that we have to become more aware of safety precautions online. I welcome a very timely guest post by contributor Mary Sullivan with some excellent tips on cyber-safety for all ages: Whether […]

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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 […]

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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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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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To sext or not to sext? For the reported one out of every six kids who have received a “friend’s” naked picture online and been asked to return the favor, there is pressure to participate. No longer categorized as a trend, sexting is an epidemic – an epidemic that now has a smart answer. The […]

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We constantly are telling our children and especially our teenagers, think before you post.  However, are their parents walking the talk? Last summer I wrote Facebook Is Not A Diary on Huffington Post and it went viral.  How a single mother went on about her online dating ventures  – the good, the bad and the […]

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In the summer heat, it’s easy to  understand why kids (and their parents) don’t want to be outside during the middle of the day. More free time spent inside during the summer, likely means more screen time for kids. Technology can help strengthen friendships and open a world of knowledge for our kids, but it calls for some […]

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Acclaimed author Maya Angelou passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 86. Angelou conscripted nearly every method and medium, including painting, poetry, drama, memoir, dance, stage, pedagogy, song, and speech, into her lifetime project of artistic expression, so it figures that she was also an active tweeter with a wide audience: her Twitter account […]

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If you have to ask this question in today’s digital-age  I would say you’re heading for a virtual head-on crash. Today your online image is usually the first impression any employer or possible a college recruiter will review about you.  Your name will eventually be put through an Internet wash-cycle and how it spins depends […]