Posts Tagged ‘Social media’

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cyber Seniors, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life

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October is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month which spotlights an array of digital security measures parents, teens, and everyone should be using and should be aware of to protect themselves virtually. It is not only about protecting yourself from the cyber-scams such as identity theft and Internet predators, it can be as simple as learning […]

posted by on Anti-Bullying Programs, Bullying, Bullying prevention, Bullying Prevention Month, Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Digital Citizens Alliance, Digital citizenship

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Many parents, teachers and students will ask: “How can we get our schools and communities better informed on up-to-date cyber-knowledge so they are better able to support our children?” Let’s face it, our kids are usually ahead of us when it comes to technology, so we need to all work together to be supportive of […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Facebook safety, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parenting, Social media, Social Networking

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All my friends have a cell-phone, why can’t I? Everyone is on Facebook, why can’t I have an account? Even my friend’s younger sister is on Instagram, why can’t I? Parenting in today’s digital world is not easy.  Parent’s used to cringe at the pending sex chats, then we had the discussions about saying NO […]

posted by on Civility, Digital citizenship, Mean Tweets, Online image, Online Life, Online reputation, Parenting, Peer Cruelty, Respect, Social media, Twitter

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Stunned. Seriously, a teacher can take to Twitter with her frustrations and keep her job. I will admit, I am not a teacher and for many reasons, most of all, I seriously don’t have patience.  Teachers are special people and people we value with our children’s lives for 9-months out of the year. Teachers are […]

posted by on Civility, Cyber Safety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Google image, Online profile, Online reputation, Reputation Management, Safer Online, Social media

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Have you become part of a social media cliché? Have you become so predictable that  your friends know what to expect from your keystrokes, posts, and comments? Safer Online by Microsoft challenges you to think of this before you post — since it will be there a long, long time. Are you hashtag hyper?  Do […]

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Kindness matters!  It’s time to implement compassion and kindness into our homes and classrooms and make it a priority. Guest post from Joey Katona Over the last few years, we have learned from the Ashoka Changemaker Schools Network and a research project with the Harvard Graduate School of Education that there is a need for […]

posted by on Cell phone safety, Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Safety, Online activity, Online Safety, Sexting, Social media

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To sext or not to sext? For the reported one out of every six kids who have received a “friend’s” naked picture online and been asked to return the favor, there is pressure to participate. No longer categorized as a trend, sexting is an epidemic – an epidemic that now has a smart answer. The […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Social media, Social Networking

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It’s no secret that teenagers love their smartphones. It might even be safe to say that they couldn’t go a day without them, according to a recent survey done by USA Today. There are enough apps to keep the average teenager glued to their phone for hours on end and the most beloved apps are […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Internet profile, Online image, Online Life, Online Privacy, Online profile, Online reputation, Online resume, Social media, Social Networking

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I have discussed this topic for a long time along with my colleagues we constantly discuss the importance of digital citizenship.  It will be your virtual image that will dictate your future.  Your keystrokes are that important!  No one gets a second chance to make a first impression – especially when their name is being […]

posted by on Internet Privacy, Internet profile, Online activity, Online image, Online Privacy, Online profile, Online reputation, Online resume, Reputation Management

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If you have to ask this question in today’s digital-age  I would say you’re heading for a virtual head-on crash. Today your online image is usually the first impression any employer or possible a college recruiter will review about you.  Your name will eventually be put through an Internet wash-cycle and how it spins depends […]