Posts Tagged ‘parenting kids online’

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Even under a national spotlight, bullying has become more prevalent and increasingly dangerous. Emotionally disturbing yet cathartic, this groundbreaking book by two leading experts in the field of community intervention, anger and addiction, provides a compelling expose on all aspects of bullying. Bullies ~ From the Playground to the Boardroom Using in-depth case studies of […]

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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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Children and teens talking and texting on their smartphones is a very common sight on any city street or in any shopping mall. Children get their hands on mobile devices at a very early age; most are online by the time they are in the third grade. While technology can be a fantastic learning tool […]

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This week we have Digital Learning Day, last month we have Data Privacy Day and coming soon we have Safer Internet Day.  All these days to remind us that the internet is here to stay and we need to embrace it and respect it. Last fall I wrote a about series about how parents, teachers, […]

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February 5th 2014 is Digital Learning Day. It is an opportunity to take extra time to learn something new about the Internet or digital citizenship — maybe learn a new app your kids are using. Reality is, everyday is an opportunity to learn something new.  I am not convinced we need a specific day, but […]

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Tito de Morais, The Internet Safety Guy, recently said in a forum, “Kids that are at risk offline will be at risk online, as questionable conduct in the physical and digital world is not mutually exclusive.” After collaborating on several other articles, including the “Cyber-Shield” series, I was thrilled to be a part of Sue […]

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It’s a new year and in many digital resolutions you will read reminders to always change your online passwords frequently. Personally, I always have a hard time remembering them until I came up with a personal system, which I hope others do too. Good passwords verses bad ones. Everything requires a password in today’s world. […]

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I was tired of reading the articles about teens exiting Facebook.  I am sure the studies are done efficiently, but I still know that teens will be teens. Recently I wrote an article for Huffington Post Parents, “Are Teens Really Leaving Facebook?” As I said, I doubt it — it is more likely they are […]

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Tis the time of year that everyone is supposed to be full of joy and the spirit of Christmas with their loved ones – family and friends! Lots of food, music, laughter, chatter, gifts and social media sharing – or oversharing it all! Like some adults, there are some teenagers that struggle with sadness at […]

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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 […]