Archive for the ‘Teens and Technology’ Category

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Recently my Huffington Post articles shared a phenomenal campaign that is spreading through California schools and hopefully will make it across the country. #iCANHELP Delete Negativity on Social Media was created after someone maliciously decided to build a fake Facebook page on a teacher as a joke. The concept to delete negativity online isn’t new, […]

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Parents, how often do you worry about your teenager when they hop in their car to head out to the movies or the mall? Are they distracted while driving? Are they texting while driving? AT&T has just the app for you to help curb the urge to text and drive. AT&T DriveMode  can automatically start […]

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It’s a fact, more people communicate through technology and I would venture to say, prefer the digital language over face-to-face communication! However there is one time that tech devices need to be STACKED and it is time to CHAT face-face.  It’s called family time! Let’s face it, finding time to spend face-to-face time with our […]

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No matter how old you are, you can make a difference. No matter who you are, you can make a difference. No matter where you are, you can make a difference. No matter how you feel, you can make a difference. The difference you make, is up to you! Social media has made it easy […]

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Many people have two sides to their personality. For some of these people, the balance is so completely disrupted that they can become manic in either happy or sad states. For your teen, the addition of hormones as well as a medium in which to vent freely can have a profound impact whether it is […]

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For parents of homeschooled kids, setting up the infrastructure of a classroom is part of the job. The modern student – specifically one pursing education at home – needs access to a computer. While a machine dedicated totally to the student is ideal, it’s not absolutely necessary – as long as the student doesn’t have […]

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What does digital citizenship mean to you? As the world of technology and social media continues to expand, parents especially need to pay attention to raising respectful digital citizens. From the moment our kids are old enough to understand, they are taught about manners, kindness, respect for others, and proper etiquette to their elders.  Many […]

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The holidays are here and for many people it means family time and lots of it! Of course with teenagers today, they go at their own pace, in their own “space” whether it is in the digital world (though they are with you literally – they are zoned out) or they are with you with […]

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Everybody is going crazy over a study Kaplan released in November. The study says, among other things, that college admissions staffs are starting to look into applicants’ social media activity and online reputations. Because parents and teens didn’t have enough to worry about in this increasingly public world. Do you remember when we were kids […]

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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 […]