Archive for the ‘Online Life’ Category

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Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and more. The CyberSmile Foundation released their Social America report. As many people are anxiously waiting to hear if the ‘like‘ button will be removed on both Facebook and Instagram, over 20,000 young people (both Gen Z and Millennials) were surveyed about their favorite (and not so favorite) social media […]

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Your online reputation can determine your future There’s no denying it, there will be a time when your name is put through a Google rinse cycle. Someone will be searching you on the internet. Here are some facts that survey’s have uncovered: 70 percent of employers use social media to screen potential job candidates before […]

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By Diana Graber In this age of algorithms and bots, learning how to be human is more challenging than ever. Text messages are curt, Siri doesn’t expect a thank you, and autoresponders can’t detect when the sender needs a kind word or a hug. But parents can raise kids who will wield technology with empathy, […]

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Have you checked your online reflection? Be a role-model. We are living in a time where some adults, of all walks of life; parents, teachers, professors, celebrities, athletes and especially politicians — are acting badly online today. This is sending the wrong message to our young people. Lead by example is an expression we hear […]

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The importance of online reputation and your teen. The majority of young people (tweens and teens) are on social media ‘a lot’ and according to the most recent PEW Survey, 45 percent of teens (13-17 years old) are connected almost constantly which is up from 24 percent in 2015. We commonly hear how some apps […]

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It’s a fact today, your online reputation will effect your future. From teens applying to colleges to filling out job applications; to adults interviewing for career changes or leasing an apartment or even dating online — someone at sometime will put your name through the Google rinse cycle. What does your social personality say about […]

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The recent study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has produced many headlines referencing the link between social media usage and depression. “Because social media has become such an integrated component of human interaction, it is important for clinicians interacting with young adults to recognize the balance to be struck in encouraging potential […]

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Overall the internet is a wonderful place that allows us to learn so much at our fingertips. It’s like having the combination of encyclopedia’s, travel guides, exploring real estate as well as the potential of building relationships and finding your next job or career! Of course we all know there are pros and cons to everything, and […]

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We’ve heard this mantra a hundred times; “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” Today, as I have said a million times, your first impression today is usually your digital one. A new study by Ghent University said that employers use Facebook profile photos to screen potential candidates. Employers have limited […]

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With two surveys recently released, it’s time to check-in with how we’re doing as a digital society. As far as parents are concerned, they are doing better, according to a recent PEW Survey. They are becoming more engaged in their teen’s activity online including knowing their teen’s passwords (see graph below). Not to be a Debby Downer, […]