Posts Tagged ‘Digital citizenship’

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 Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, Civility, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Distracted driving, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Texting

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It is quite common for kids, teens and younger, to have their own cell phones these days. With these new privileges there also should be some rules and boundaries set forth down by the parents. Here’s a few that they might consider. Pause the thumbs – When someone speaks to you while you’re texting, it […]

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 […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cyber Seniors, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life

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October is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month which spotlights an array of digital security measures parents, teens, and everyone should be using and should be aware of to protect themselves virtually. It is not only about protecting yourself from the cyber-scams such as identity theft and Internet predators, it can be as simple as learning […]

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 […]

posted by on Cell phone safety, Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Safety, Online activity, Online Safety, Sexting, Social media

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To sext or not to sext? For the reported one out of every six kids who have received a “friend’s” naked picture online and been asked to return the favor, there is pressure to participate. No longer categorized as a trend, sexting is an epidemic – an epidemic that now has a smart answer. The […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Safety, Microsoft

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Microsoft celebrates an online safety social media milestone! And I am so proud to be part of it as a key influencer! I am honored to be listed with people I respect and consider mentors: Anne Collier, Stephen Balkam, Larry Magid, danah boyd and Michael Kaiser. @Safer_Online is a community that promotes and supports online […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Facebook safety, Internet Privacy, Internet Safety, Online image, Online Privacy, Online reputation, Online Safety, Online Security, Parenting tips, Social Networking, Teens and Technology

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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 […]