Posts Tagged ‘parenting kids online’

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Mobile connectivity is becoming a huge phenomenon in our daily lives. Our smart phone devices are keeping us connected via email, social media, phone calls, websites and more. According to Internet researcher comScore, there are now 234 million U.S. residents using mobile devices, with smartphone usage up 4 percent to 110 million — giving the […]

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It’s hard for kids to think that the things they do now will matter later. But the reality is, those things will, especially if they have put them anywhere on the Internet. Sure, having a Facebook page is cool and fun, but kids and teens need to know that what goes on Facebook, stays on […]

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This past summer I was honored to teach a class at a local college about online reputation to a group of teens.  I was amazed at how receptive they were and jumped in to start creating their positive online image and building their virtual real estate! Today we hear a lot about businesses and professionals […]

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  Good Passwords vs Bad Passwords Everything requires a password in today’s world. Whether it’s logging onto our work computers, shopping on websites, or even locking smart phones, there are only so many passwords a person can remember. Then throw in the websites that force us to change those passwords every so often. No wonder […]

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Parents know the things to do keep their kids safe around home, like keeping an eye on them outside, teaching them stranger danger and to travel in groups. But what about in the virtual world? It’s shown to be just as dangerous, and if certain information gets in the wrong hands, your child, your family, […]

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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, Flickr, and YouTube are great ways for kids to […]

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There is no bigger transition for your kids than the one from high school to college. Many of them will suddenly be living on their own for the first time, meeting new people, and experiencing all the freedom that comes with a college lifestyle. But, what happens when your teen is attempting to make that […]

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In today’s high-tech classrooms, teachers have to be equal parts educator and I.T. specialist. They not only have to know their content, but also how to integrate, operate, and troubleshoot advanced equipment and computer programs. Teachers are constantly adapting to stay current, but will technology eventually take over the entire classroom? Advantages:  There are many […]

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Though still a frequent character in comedic productions, no one likes a bully–and no one should have to put up with bullying. Gone is the fantasy where Butch and Woim threaten Spanky and Alfalfa, and the latter duo simply hatch a scheme that ends with their tormenters covered in rotten produce, grimacing and shaking their […]

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Recently a New York Times article sparked an interesting conversation about big data on college campuses. Colleges across the country are embarking on data-driven experiments, following students’ digital breadcrumbs to deliver a more personalized college experience.   Presented By: OnlineDegrees.org