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There are experts and there are advocates in the bullying and cyberbullying arena.  Actually in many fields you will find experts and advocates. When it comes to cyberbullying two of the leading experts, Drs. Justin Patchin and Sameer Hinduja, founders of The Cyberbullying Research Center, are undeniable the best in their field. Cyberbullying is a […]

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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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As many people, the weekend can be a time to browse the web. This weekend, I was completely thrilled to come across an article titled “Best Blogs for Digital Parents.” Being someone that is interested in cybersafety and parenting — I clicked on it and imagine my surprise when I realized that my own blog […]

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It’s no secret that from cyberbullies to online stalkers and predators, teens face an increasing range of online threats. What can parents do to help their teens protect themselves online? Did you know: 62 percent of teenagers have witnessed taunting and other cruel behavior online. 23 percent say they have been victims of cyberbullying.

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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 […]

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It is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month a perfect time to release a film that can speak to many educators, parents, students and our communities about online harassment. Our headlines can be disturbing as we read about the suicides of youths. Though we know that bullying usually isn’t the cause, many can understand that this […]

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Coming soon — a gadget that parents as well as many of us should learn more about. Google Glass. What is it and what are the concerns? Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with a mission […]

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Until fairly recently, keeping track of your children’s friends meant knowing who they were hanging out with, who was coming over, and where they were going. With a portal that links to virtually every person in the country now in their pockets, monitoring your children’s acquaintances and interactions is next to impossible. Not knowing what […]