Posts Tagged ‘Cyber-safety’

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Common Sense Media recently released their latest report  regarding today’s media consumption and our youth. Tweens and teens spend about 9-hours a day on media. This includes a variety of media entertainment such as– music, television, tablets, computers and of course mobile devices. According to Common Sense, here are a few key findings: Youth love media […]

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It’s eight o’clock on a school night; do you know where your kids are? In our constantly wired world, you not only need to know whose house your kids are visiting, but also where they’re hanging out on the Internet. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube are great ways for kids to […]

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As social networking is growing not only with our youth, but with our adults too, it’s time we start talking about some bad habits that started early in the social media years and try to undo these unsafe social practices. Social media shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, and likely will just continue to […]

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Can you guess what crisis is affecting 25 percent of our children today? It’s not ebola or drug addiction. We can rule out measles and depression, because the answer is not a disease at all. The answer might come as a surprise to many, but cyberbullying is hurting one quarter of our children. Unfortunately, cyberbullying […]

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#Being13 in the 70’s could be described as awkward, scary, shy, weird, strange, lonely, nerdy and other adjectives that thankfully were not being judged by “LIKEs” on a social media platform – going viral through our schools and communities. Sure, some of us may have been teased or even bullied – it was limited to our play […]

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From the time they are babies, your kids see you checking Facebook from your phone, posting photos to Instagram on your tablet and finding great recipes on Pinterest from your laptop. It’s only natural that they want to be part of the great online world of social media. But to make sure your kids are […]

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It’s the last day of Internet Safety Month. On the first day I asked, what was your priority? Of course, just because June is over doesn’t mean we stop thinking about online safety.  This is a topic that should be in our daily conversations.  It should be as common as how a was your day? […]

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New Intel Security recently released their latest study, “Realities of Cyber Parenting: What Pre-teens and Teens are Up To Online” which gave us some insights of what parents are most concerned about when it comes to Internet Safety. June is Internet Safety Month, but as I have always said, practicing online safety is something we implement […]

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June is Internet Safety Month. It’s great that we designate a month for Internet Safety Awareness, as we do for Bullying and Cyberbullying Awareness in October, but this doesn’t mean that we ignore it the other eleven months of the year. I think it is great we will see many articles and resources through this […]

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One of my constant mantra’s is offline parenting will help your kids, and especially teen’s, make better online choices.  The fact is when your children are in their digital world’s you are not there to protect there.  With all the parental controls, filters and monitoring, your teen is in that moment and will make that […]