Posts Tagged ‘Parenting’

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Most of read and heard about survey that was released this week from the Harvard School of Education, Making Caring Common Project. Children revealed that they felt it was more important to  their parents that they are high achievers and happy over concern for others. What does this mean? I personally speak with parents of […]

posted by on Bullying, Bullying prevention, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Online bullying

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Words matter, we have heard this over and over again – because it is true. It doesn’t matter how old you are, when you are continually labeled a lazy person or fat, ugly, disgusting, and other cruel words — eventually you may start to believe them or worse – start to become them. We have […]

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It’s almost reads like a fiction novel or a Friday night mystery that you don’t think will ever happen to you  – and suddenly you realize, it can. Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls are accused of luring a middle school classmate into the woods in a Milwaukee suburb and stabbing her 19 times in an attack […]

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“I have 422 friends, yet I am lonely….” is how this video starts. Smartphones, iPhones, computers, tablets…. the lost connection of face-to-face time. We type as we talk,  we read as we chat, we get caught in the net, before we know it – we will have regret….. (paraphrasing some words from this wake-up call […]

posted by on #iCANHELP, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Digital citizenship

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If you are from my generation Another Brick in the Wall brings back memories of one of the best classic rock songs by Pink Floyd. Today we can use it as an analogy. We have our Facebook wall (or timeline), we have streams on Twitter and Instagram and other social networking apps that we enjoy […]

posted by on #iCANHELP, Family Time, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Teens and Technology

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It’s a fact, more people communicate through technology and I would venture to say, prefer the digital language over face-to-face communication! However there is one time that tech devices need to be STACKED and it is time to CHAT face-face.  It’s called family time! Let’s face it, finding time to spend face-to-face time with our […]

posted by on connect safely, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Internet Privacy, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Online Security, Parental control, Parenting Blogs, Parenting tips, School work, Security Online, Teens and Technology

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For parents of homeschooled kids, setting up the infrastructure of a classroom is part of the job. The modern student – specifically one pursing education at home – needs access to a computer. While a machine dedicated totally to the student is ideal, it’s not absolutely necessary – as long as the student doesn’t have […]

posted by on Difficult Teens, Holiday Sadness, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Teen Depression, Teen Suicide

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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 […]