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Maybe your child is a victim of a cyberbully. May 7th, 2015 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.  Whether your child is a victim of a bully or someone that inflicts emotional or physical harm to someone else, you need to take the time to look closer at this situation.  There are no winners. […]

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We have discussed this for a long time, tweens jumping on social networking sites that clearly state they must be 13 years-old to join. Parents will sometimes cave to their tweens begging (peer pressure from the tween) – or the tween will find a way around entering these sites.  In either situation, it is crucial that […]

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With experts saying that adolescence is the period when most children encounter drugs for the first time in their lives, parents of young teenagers are rightly worried. It has also become more important than ever for parents to have open conversations with their children about the consequences of drug abuse and the importance of making […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Online activity, Online reputation, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Social media, Social Networking

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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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Guest post by Peggy McKibbin There are many things to be thankful for but, if you’re like me, a healthy relationship with your teen tops the list. After all, you have spent many years as caregiver, counselor, coach and cuddler to your “little one.” From first steps and first words, to the first date and […]

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We are constantly hearing headlines saying that our teens are leaving Facebook.  I know I am someone that has been debating that.  Not because I don’t believe they are leaving it, but because I think they may be using other social media sites in addition to Facebook. The fact is Facebook offers too many functions that […]

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After the overwhelming response when I asked if parents should friend their teens on Facebook and my one of my favorite experts weighed in with their opinion (which everyone didn’t agree with), I wanted to share the other side of the coin. Dr. Alex Packer, author of How Rude! The Teenagers Guide to Good Manners and Proper […]

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Most think of dating violence as physical or verbal, however with today’s technology we need to consider the digital form of abuse that our youth are now struggling and suffering with. Digital dating abuse is the use of technologies such as texting and social networking to bully, harass,stalk […]

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There are always many opinions on this topic and I believe that each family has their own individual thoughts for what works best for them and their teenager, but when I read a recent post on one of my favorite sites, Grown and Flown, I had to share it with my readers. Here are 8 […]

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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 […]