Posts Tagged ‘Parenting Teens’

posted by on Holiday gifts, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting books, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Uncategorized

No comments

No one said raising kids was easy, but when it comes to teenagers that’s a completely different animal. On a weekly basis I am bombarded with calls and emails from parents that are at their wit’s end dealing with their teen — we hear this a lot: “Our highly intelligent son used to bring home all […]

posted by on Bullying, Civility, Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, Digital Parenting, Girl Bullying, Online bullying, Parenting, Social media, Social Networking

No comments

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 […]

posted by on Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Internet Safety, Online bullying, Online Safety, Parenting Teens, Sexting

No comments

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 […]

posted by on Adult Bullying, Adult Cyberbullying, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Digital citizenship

No comments

Whenever I see these headlines I want to cringe. The fact is, it’s sad we need headlines to remind us to continue to be kind to others, to continue to discuss with our children as well as our friends and colleagues about the importance of being an upstander when you see someone being shamed online and most […]

posted by on Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, Online Privacy, Online Safety, Parental Controls, Parenting, Parenting Blogs

No comments

Device security is incredibly important in today’s world. This is evident when you hear about major companies and celebrities being hacked. Securing your device is necessary if you want to be sure your contacts, texts and data are all safe from unauthorized users should your phone be lost or stolen. Especially if you’re considering buying […]

posted by on Facebook, Online Safety, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Social media, Social Networking

No comments

I am someone that truly knows the gift of social media.  The support it can give you when you are feeling down.  The friends you can make and the groups you can join that have common interests. PEW Research just released their latest study on Social Media, Teens and Friendship.  Like adults, teenagers can find […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Depression, Digital citizenship, Facebook, Facebook addiction, Internet Safety, Social media, Social Networking

No comments

Today almost everyone, not only teenagers, are connected to social media. A Pew Research Center study found that 92 percent of U.S. teenagers use social networks at least once a day, with 24 percent reporting that they are online “almost constantly.” Adults love their social media too.  According to PEW Research Center study, 74 percent […]

posted by on Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips

No comments

By Christy Crandell The great thing about having a sibling, whether older or younger, is always having someone to talk to, play sports with and learn from. Younger siblings have someone to look up to as a role model, while older siblings have the opportunity to pass down knowledge from their experiences to their younger […]

posted by on Parenting Teens, Stage of Life, Teen Etiquette

No comments

Sometimes it can seem like we are always hearing doom and gloom when it comes to our youth, especially teenagers. I want to turn that around with this great survey that Stage of Life (that offers writing contests for high school students) conducted with a group of teenagers, regarding Random Acts of Kindness. We often thinking of […]

posted by on Internet Addiction, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens

No comments

We have heard about abstinence when it comes to sex, now it is about disconnecting from your digitally devices and social media.  It’s not easy. However a parent that was determined to get her family’s offline back gathered some volunteers (with the same mission) and created the Disconnect project. According to a recent Slate cover story about […]