Archive for the ‘Parenting tips’ Category

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By educating ourselves, parents, teachers, and students, we are elevating our community. Florida is sadly recognized for tragic headlines of youth suicides, bullying and cyberbullying. When the oldest city in our country, St. Augustine, decided to launch The Community Empowerment Series in 2013, no one imagined it would grow into an event that now. We […]

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I am so excited to announce this book is finally here! Theresa Payton, who I am honored to call my friend, and her co-author, Ted Claypoole just launched this informational and absolutely necessary book this past week. Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family With nearly […]

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Tis the time of year that everyone is supposed to be full of joy and the spirit of Christmas with their loved ones – family and friends! Lots of food, music, laughter, chatter, gifts and social media sharing – or oversharing it all! Like some adults, there are some teenagers that struggle with sadness at […]

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Parents, teachers and anyone that wants to learn more about cyber-education, @BeCyberWise is offering a limited gift of digital literacy that will bring you up-to-date with technology today. Isn’t it time you caught up with your kids and/or students, digitally speaking? From social media and networking site knowledge, to digital etiquette – or should we […]

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Every year when the holidays roll around more kids are introduced to more gadgets! In reality, it doesn’t take a holiday for a child to receive a gadget.  With the latest study showing that 95% of teens having access to the Internet, chances are very good your child is one of them. My philosophy has […]

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Taking risks is a normal part of growing up, and worrying about the risks our children take is a normal part of parenting. The parts of the brain that govern impulse control do not fully develop until a person is almost 25 years old. So parents need to spend some time and energy evaluating where […]

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The holidays are here and many kids, especially teenagers, will be asking for new cell phones, iPhones and Smartphones. Did you notice I said new cell phones since chances are very good your child already has a cell phone and wants the latest and greatest one now. Let’s face it, we live in a tech-driven […]

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Cyberbullying. Just for kicks I looked up the definition online and did a screenshot of it. If you can read the bottom lines it states: “children may be reluctant to admit to being victims of cyberbullying” I can understand the reluctance. We know that many kids and adults will silently suffer and unfortunately we don’t […]

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Remember the old Nigerian email scam? People received emails from an alleged Nigerian general’s widow asking for financial assistance to recover money in exchange for a handsome payout. Most people recognized it for what it was, but many fell for it. According to Snopes.com, this and other 4-1-9 scams took in more than $100 million […]

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The Invisible Boy is simply brilliant! Engaging, enlightening and definitely a story that will ignite a conversation that is so important today.  Creating and instilling empathy in our children. Trudy Ludwig, the author of this amazing book, creates characters that we all can relate to, especially our young children. As Brian is penciled in as […]