Archive for the ‘Parenting Teens’ Category

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Can you guess what crisis is affecting 25 percent of our children today? It’s not ebola or drug addiction. We can rule out measles and depression, because the answer is not a disease at all. The answer might come as a surprise to many, but cyberbullying is hurting one quarter of our children. Unfortunately, cyberbullying […]

posted by on Civility, Cyberbullying, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Online Safety, Parenting Teens, Social Networking

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#Being13 in the 70’s could be described as awkward, scary, shy, weird, strange, lonely, nerdy and other adjectives that thankfully were not being judged by “LIKEs” on a social media platform – going viral through our schools and communities. Sure, some of us may have been teased or even bullied – it was limited to our play […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Internet Predators, Online activity, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Security Online, Sexual Predators, Social media, Social Networking

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If you haven’t seen the social media experiment video that has gone viral by now, it’s about time you view it and share it. (Kudos to Colby Persin for addressing an important topic.) Let’s take some facts.  92% of teens visit the Internet on a daily basis, as a matter of fact, 24% of them […]

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I am someone that truly knows the gift of social media.  The support it can give you when you are feeling down.  The friends you can make and the groups you can join that have common interests. PEW Research just released their latest study on Social Media, Teens and Friendship.  Like adults, teenagers can find […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, Cybersafety, Digital Life, Digital Parenting, Internet Privacy, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Social media, Social Networking, Uncategorized

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It’s not only youth that love the Internet, earlier this year PEW Research shared that 52% of adults online are engaged in social media with Facebook as the most popular. We have heard the rumors that teens are finding other social media outlets, such as Snapchat or Instagram, since parents are in love with Facebook, […]

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By Christy Crandell The great thing about having a sibling, whether older or younger, is always having someone to talk to, play sports with and learn from. Younger siblings have someone to look up to as a role model, while older siblings have the opportunity to pass down knowledge from their experiences to their younger […]

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It might be something you say off-the-cuff while you are driving or cooking.  It may even be the way you greet a waitress or hold the door for someone behind you…. your children are watching you and listening to you. If you mention something ugly about a neighbor or another parent while on your cell […]

posted by on Parenting Teens, Stage of Life, Teen Etiquette

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Sometimes it can seem like we are always hearing doom and gloom when it comes to our youth, especially teenagers. I want to turn that around with this great survey that Stage of Life (that offers writing contests for high school students) conducted with a group of teenagers, regarding Random Acts of Kindness. We often thinking of […]

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We have heard about abstinence when it comes to sex, now it is about disconnecting from your digitally devices and social media.  It’s not easy. However a parent that was determined to get her family’s offline back gathered some volunteers (with the same mission) and created the Disconnect project. According to a recent Slate cover story about […]

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Guest Post by Blaise Brooks With summer vacation quickly approaching, teens can look forward to a lot of free time to relax, hang out with friends and spend time with family. However, this newfound free time includes a lot of potential opportunities to engage in dangerous activities like alcohol consumption or drug abuse. What can […]