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posted by on AT&T, Cell phone safety, Parenting, Parenting Blogs

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With most people carrying smartphones today, it’s become easier than ever for parents to keep tabs on their little goblins. Cell phones today provide more than just the ability to call and check in on your children’s location. AT&T wants parents to be aware of other ways they can use their wireless device, and their […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Teens

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October is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM). Does your teen know more about technology than you do? It is time to catch up and be proactive in keeping your kids safe both online and off. When safety trumps privacy – be a parent in the know! Teens have access to unprecedented amounts of technology, […]

posted by on Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, Civility, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Distracted driving, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Texting

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It is quite common for kids, teens and younger, to have their own cell phones these days. With these new privileges there also should be some rules and boundaries set forth down by the parents. Here’s a few that they might consider. Pause the thumbs – When someone speaks to you while you’re texting, it […]

posted by on Chatting online, Cyberbullying, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Parenting, Parenting tips, Social media, Social Networking, Twitter

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Brace yourself parents! Is this a time to say, “It’s not my kid?“ Though venting their displeasure regarding parental rules and restrictions is nothing new for tweens and teens, the current generation isn’t limited to bashing their parents to one friend at a time over the telephone; now, they can air their grievances in one […]

posted by on Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Stop Medicine Abuse

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By Christy Crandell of  The Five Moms Approximately one in 25 teens reports abusing excessive amounts of DXM to get high. Even more disturbing, some teens ignore labeling instructions and intentionally take large amounts of DXM – sometimes more than 25 times the recommended dose of these medicines in order to get high. You might […]

posted by on Bullying, Bullying prevention, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Parenting

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Parents and caregivers are a child’s first and best teacher. Your child is listening and remembering your advice, even when it seems like he/she is not paying attention. In fact, spending 15 minutes a day listening and talking with your child can help build the foundation for a strong relationship and provide reassurance that he/she […]

posted by on Adult Bullying, Adult Cyberbullying, Anti-Bullying Clubs, Anti-bullying program, Books, Bullying, Bullying prevention, Civility, Cyberbullying, Online bullying, Online harassment, Parenting, Parenting books

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Even under a national spotlight, bullying has become more prevalent and increasingly dangerous. Emotionally disturbing yet cathartic, this groundbreaking book by two leading experts in the field of community intervention, anger and addiction, provides a compelling expose on all aspects of bullying. Bullies ~ From the Playground to the Boardroom Using in-depth case studies of […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Facebook safety, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parenting, Social media, Social Networking

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All my friends have a cell-phone, why can’t I? Everyone is on Facebook, why can’t I have an account? Even my friend’s younger sister is on Instagram, why can’t I? Parenting in today’s digital world is not easy.  Parent’s used to cringe at the pending sex chats, then we had the discussions about saying NO […]

posted by on Binge Drinking, College Tips, Cough Medicine Abuse, Depression, Drunk Driving, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting tips, Social Drinking, Stop Medicine Abuse, Struggling Teens, Talk Early

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Sending kids off to college can be a frightening time for parents. If you’ve been to the university yourself, you know all about the drunken parties and not-so-safe choices college students make while under-the-influence. And whether you’ve had the college experience yourself or not, you’ve probably heard the horror stories of substance abuse and the […]

posted by on Civility, Digital citizenship, Mean Tweets, Online image, Online Life, Online reputation, Parenting, Peer Cruelty, Respect, Social media, Twitter

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Stunned. Seriously, a teacher can take to Twitter with her frustrations and keep her job. I will admit, I am not a teacher and for many reasons, most of all, I seriously don’t have patience.  Teachers are special people and people we value with our children’s lives for 9-months out of the year. Teachers are […]