Archive for the ‘Social media’ Category

posted by on Adult Bullying, Bullying, Cyberbullying, Online bullying, Online Safety, Sexting, Social media, Social Networking

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As I continue to write about bullying and cyberbullying, it never ceases to amaze me how many different ways people have discovered to hate others — whether it is on the playground or online, peer cruelty doesn’t seem to have any limits or boundaries. The irony of it is I read so much about youth bullying, […]

posted by on AT&T, Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, Parenting Blogs, Parenting tips, Social media, Social Networking

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Holiday season is finally over and many children welcomed their first cell phone they were begging for! And your gift? Peace of mind now that you can connect with your child virtually anywhere. But not so quick! While that new cellphone provides numerous benefits, you want to make sure your child is using it responsibly. Below […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Internet Safety, Oversharing, Social media, Social Networking

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‘Overshare‘ is officially 2014’s word of the year. Honestly – I am thrilled since it is a word that not only teens and kids need to become better aware of, but especially adults and parents. Oversharing, as outlined above, is generally giving too much information about one’s self or others online.  Whether you are leaving […]

posted by on Civility, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Online bullying, Online Life, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Social media, Social Networking

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School will be out shortly, holidays are here and there will be more screen time for everyone. It’s not only about kids and teens, let’s remember parents will be just as busy with their digital devices.  Whether they are texting, ordering online or finding a recipe on Pinterest – there is no denying, everyone young […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Digital citizenship, Facebook, Internet Safety, Online Privacy, Online profile, Online reputation, Online resume, Social media

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They loved your GPA until they saw your Tweets! If you didn’t read that New York Time’s article last year, you should. It’s now the trend of our society with today’s teens and college recruiters revealing importance of social media. It’s a fact no matter who you are or what you do, someone – someday […]

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 […]

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We can be bombarded with tragic headlines of how the Internet has created an ugliness in people.  Cyberbullying, cyberstalking, online harassment, Internet predators, Internet defamation, hackers, identity theft and more. What about the positive?  Finding old classmates, reuniting with old friends and family, making new friends, learning about things we never would have otherwise and […]

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 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 […]

posted by on Civility, Cyber Safety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Google image, Online profile, Online reputation, Reputation Management, Safer Online, Social media

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Have you become part of a social media cliché? Have you become so predictable that  your friends know what to expect from your keystrokes, posts, and comments? Safer Online by Microsoft challenges you to think of this before you post — since it will be there a long, long time. Are you hashtag hyper?  Do […]