Posts Tagged ‘Social media’

posted by on Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Facebook, Facebook safety, Oversharing, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting books, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips

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After the overwhelming response when I asked if parents should friend their teens on Facebook and my one of my favorite experts weighed in with their opinion (which everyone didn’t agree with), I wanted to share the other side of the coin. Dr. Alex Packer, author of How Rude! The Teenagers Guide to Good Manners and Proper […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Facebook, Facebook safety, Internet Privacy, Internet profile, Internet Safety, Online activity, Online Safety, Social media, Social Networking

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February 10th is Safer Internet Day. Everyday, no matter what age we are, more and more people are becoming digitally connected.  This means that we have to become more aware of safety precautions online. I welcome a very timely guest post by contributor Mary Sullivan with some excellent tips on cyber-safety for all ages: Whether […]

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There are always many opinions on this topic and I believe that each family has their own individual thoughts for what works best for them and their teenager, but when I read a recent post on one of my favorite sites, Grown and Flown, I had to share it with my readers. Here are 8 […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Data Privacy Day, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Identity theft, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Social media, Social Networking

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#DPD15 is Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – although we should be aware of our online privacy all the time, it is always good to take a day to recognize the importance of our personal information digitally and how easy it is now for others to acquire it. Though there are so many areas to touch […]

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We are all guilty! We sit at work and, when temptation calls, access our personal email or our Facebook accounts; we are working on a big project at home and, instead of television, it is Facebook, Pinterest, emails, YouTube, or some other more entertaining site that beckons! And yet, when we catch our kids using […]

posted by on AT&T, Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, Parenting Blogs, Parenting tips, Social media, Social Networking

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Holiday season is finally over and many children welcomed their first cell phone they were begging for! And your gift? Peace of mind now that you can connect with your child virtually anywhere. But not so quick! While that new cellphone provides numerous benefits, you want to make sure your child is using it responsibly. Below […]

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‘Overshare‘ is officially 2014’s word of the year. Honestly – I am thrilled since it is a word that not only teens and kids need to become better aware of, but especially adults and parents. Oversharing, as outlined above, is generally giving too much information about one’s self or others online.  Whether you are leaving […]

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 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 […]

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We can be bombarded with tragic headlines of how the Internet has created an ugliness in people.  Cyberbullying, cyberstalking, online harassment, Internet predators, Internet defamation, hackers, identity theft and more. What about the positive?  Finding old classmates, reuniting with old friends and family, making new friends, learning about things we never would have otherwise and […]