Archive for the ‘Social Networking’ Category

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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 […]

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I was honored to be asked to be a guest contributor for My Jewish Learning and The Canteen.  It is the blog section The Foundation for Jewish Camp website with many great articles for parents to learn about a variety of life lessons of raising today’s youth. I did a 3-part series on the latest […]

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It’s no secret that teenagers love their smartphones. It might even be safe to say that they couldn’t go a day without them, according to a recent survey done by USA Today. There are enough apps to keep the average teenager glued to their phone for hours on end and the most beloved apps are […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Internet profile, Online image, Online Life, Online Privacy, Online profile, Online reputation, Online resume, Social media, Social Networking

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I have discussed this topic for a long time along with my colleagues we constantly discuss the importance of digital citizenship.  It will be your virtual image that will dictate your future.  Your keystrokes are that important!  No one gets a second chance to make a first impression – especially when their name is being […]

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We constantly are telling our children and especially our teenagers, think before you post.  However, are their parents walking the talk? Last summer I wrote Facebook Is Not A Diary on Huffington Post and it went viral.  How a single mother went on about her online dating ventures  – the good, the bad and the […]

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Here’s a wake-up call for parents – you are unlikely to know if your teen is a victim of cyberbullying. No doubt you’ve witnessed reports of what appears to be a huge increase in cases of cyberbullying. It makes sense; our kids are online all of the time, especially on their phones, and a lot of […]

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It’s a fact, many people will turn a blind eye when they witness negative behavior. Whether it is online or in a school hallway or in the workplace — it is easier (or safer) to walk away than to risk getting involved. It is no different than not wanting to get involved in being a […]

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It’s that time of the year again.  End of the school year when many seniors and juniors are looking forward to proms and graduations. Of course there will be many photo-ops and lots of sharing on everyone’s social media pages. This is a time for celebration and happiness, no will would ever deny a student […]

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Children usually have a stronger mastery of the Internet than their parents. It’s a simple fact. They’re faster with computers and more active online. Often times, we might not fully grasp how they’re communicating, the data they’re collecting or to what extend they pump personal information into the online abyss. Parents face a major challenge […]

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Facebook is an extremely useful and entertaining form of social media; connecting over 1.1 billion users and facilitating an easy way of sharing a variety of content. However, despite its numerous benefits, Facebook does raise the issue of privacy with regards to the distribution of your personal information. Staggeringly, research has shown that 25% of […]