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February 5th 2014 is Digital Learning Day. It is an opportunity to take extra time to learn something new about the Internet or digital citizenship — maybe learn a new app your kids are using. Reality is, everyday is an opportunity to learn something new.  I am not convinced we need a specific day, but […]

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Everyone knows that raising teens today can be a challenge – the attitude, entitlement issues not to mention competing with their peers parents.  (In their mind only). A new survey was recently released by Stage of Life that actually exposes a side of teenagers that is quite refreshing and very optimistic for the future of […]

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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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It’s a new year and in many digital resolutions you will read reminders to always change your online passwords frequently. Personally, I always have a hard time remembering them until I came up with a personal system, which I hope others do too. Good passwords verses bad ones. Everything requires a password in today’s world. […]

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What does digital citizenship mean to you? As the world of technology and social media continues to expand, parents especially need to pay attention to raising respectful digital citizens. From the moment our kids are old enough to understand, they are taught about manners, kindness, respect for others, and proper etiquette to their elders.  Many […]

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I was tired of reading the articles about teens exiting Facebook.  I am sure the studies are done efficiently, but I still know that teens will be teens. Recently I wrote an article for Huffington Post Parents, “Are Teens Really Leaving Facebook?” As I said, I doubt it — it is more likely they are […]

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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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Have you ever posted a picture and later regretted it? Have you ever sent your friend private photos that you believed were not going to be shared with anyone but her, and suddenly they are are over social media sites? Recently I wrote an article for the Huffington Post, Online Reputation Doesn’t Take Holidays Off.  […]

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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 […]