Archive for the ‘Parenting Teens’ Category

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So, your teenager is about to earn their driver’s license. How do you feel? Worried? Confused? Relieved? On one hand, a driver’s license means freedom from your duties as a chauffeur. On the other, teenage drivers can be a tremendous source of anxiety. In fact, one survey of 638 parents lists “driving without supervision,” as […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Online image, Online profile, Online reputation, Online resume, Parenting Teens, Reputation Management, Social media

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Personal posts can come back to bite prospective employees or even current employees and impact future employability. This can make what your teen is posting on social media have an impact beyond likes or retweets. Just think of all the times your teen has been excited about a social media post getting hundreds of likes […]

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We often are confused between the definitions of rude, mean or if it’s bullying behavior. Signe Whitson, an internationally recognized speaker and educator, provides insights on the distinctions of these types of behaviors in her latest activity books. She challenges kids to move to a designated section in the room if the behavior represents bullying, […]

posted by on Cyberbullying, Cybersafety, Digital Parenting, Internet Safety, Online bullying, Online Safety, Parenting Teens

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Do you know what you’re teenager is up to when using their smart phone? Today, 70 percent of teens try to conceal their online behavior, and temporary and anonymous apps are gaining popularity, but there are significant dangers that lie within the apps. Cyberbullying, sexting, exposure to adult content are just to name a few […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Teen Help, Teens and Technology

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In today’s hyper-connected society, it’s rare to find a teenager that isn’t on at least one social network. Even more, with new applications and social media sites becoming popular among teens at such a rapid pace, keeping up with everything teens are doing online can be a challenge for parents. With this in mind, it’s […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Dating, Digital Parenting, Internet Privacy, Internet profile, Internet Safety, Online Privacy, Parenting, Parenting Teens

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Finding a girlfriend or boyfriend is a powerful driving force for teenagers around the world. The need to connect intimately with others is a defining moment in the transition from child to adult. Now, think back to our own teen years. Typically, we met prospective dates at school functions, religious get togethers, or outings to […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Internet Safety, Online Privacy, Online Safety, Oversharing, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips

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Let’s take this a step further, when should parents read their child’s journal or diary? Many are reading this and saying — NEVER! However, if you are concerned about your teen’s behavior (or child) and something doesn’t seem right, he/she is not communicating with you, isn’t there a time when safety trumps privacy? In reality, […]

posted by on Bullying, Cyberbullying, Cybersafety, Online harassment, Online Safety, Online Scams, Oversharing, Parenting, Parenting books, Parenting Teens

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YA author and Boston Globe journalist Melissa Schorr talks about her new catfishing novel IDENTITY CRISIS. I recently read this riveting book. It took me less than two days to finish – it’s a page turner you simply can’t put down! This fiction novel that parents and tweens and teens should read, can not only open up […]

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It’s the holiday’s – and there’s no debate, tradition rules. You must learn to use your voice over your keypad. With technology – a text just isn’t enough. You aren’t going to get away with sending grandma and grandpa a text message. Great Aunt Holly and Uncle Jess need more than a emoji to know […]

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We are heading into the holiday season. This means more interaction with store clerks, more time online, and most likely more time with customer service people on the phone. Our words and reaction will to others in all these spaces and places will matter. It’s a time for patience, understanding – and most importantly, simply […]