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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 […]

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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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It’s National Cyber Safety Awareness Month, however I think all year round we should practice cyber-etiquette and social media netiquette. Twitter, like Facebook, is crawling with kids and teens spreading their wings and expressing their personalities.  Let’s just hope they are keeping in mind that their future is in their keystrokes. Years ago raising our […]

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This year, 81 percent of Internet-using teenagers in America reported that they are active on social-networking sites, more than ever before. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and new dating apps like Tinder, Grindr, and Blendr have increasingly become key players in social interactions, both online and IRL (in real life). – Vanity Fair article Friends Without Benefits […]

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Social media sites are incredibly popular and are growing more so every day. As more and more people flood to use them, the general opinion becomes one of safety and security. If millions of people use Facebook, it has to be secure, right? In reality, Facebook — just like any other website — has its […]

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With the heartbreaking effects of online bullying occupying more and more of today’s media headlines, parents of teens – and teens themselves – are looking for help.  Thanks to a sponsorship by Microsoft and in support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Digital Drama: Staying Safe While Being Social Online, is available to parents, teachers, […]

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WORDS ARE POWERFUL– they can inflict damage and they can heal. In this anthology of first-person accounts written by teenagers for both their peers and adults, words transform pain into hope and the possibility for change. Bullying Under Attack is an eye-opening anthology of all three players in the bullying cycle. These conversational essays on […]

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What side of the fence do you stand on? Recently a school district in California hired a company to monitor their student’s social media.  The firm is looking at public posts for red flags searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats. This issue falls on whether this is a free speech […]

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Many parents see the Internet as a distraction for their pre-teen and teenage children. They see the disadvantages that can come with spending time online – social media, addiction, and bullying, just to name a few. Other parents simply don’t have the money for a computer or internet access. What these parents don’t realize is […]

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Our kids are growing up in an age when sharing is ubiquitous and encouraged. But kids aren’t born understanding how to manage social media privacy settings or why it’s important to do so. It’s up to us as parents to guide them, just the same as teaching them how to cross the street or to […]