When Safety Trumps Privacy: Snooping Online

Let’s face it, our kids crave their privacy just like adults–but they are not adults.  We want to give them their space, and trust them, however it is the outsiders that we worry about.  Especially when it comes to virtually strangers! How to snoop on your...

Prevention and Tolerance: A Counselor’s Guide to Bullying

As long as there have been young people, there have been bullies. However, in the past decade the rise of the Internet and video channels such as Youtube have brought a new immediacy to the issue of bullying, which unfortunately affects so many children and young...

Data Privacy Day 2013

Privacy — a word years ago that people valued. Today people still value their privacy only it is harder to come by. January 28, 2013 is Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day is an effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint...

Have You Seen Your Digital Footprint Lately?

We are the raw material of the new economy. Data about all of us is being prospected for, mined, refined, and traded… . . . and most of us don’t even know about it. Every time we go online, we add to a personal digital footprint that’s interconnected across...

Parenting: 30 Blogs About Kids and Media

Should you allow your child to watch the news or go on Facebook?  At what point is it okay and healthy for your child to learn about current events?  Could the media your kids watch be the cause of mass violence?  When it comes to kids’ exposure to the media, these...