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What Is Digital Self-Harm?

What Is Digital Self-Harm?

As parents and educators, we’re taught to look for the signs of teens and younger children self-harming. We are supposed to look for small, linear cuts; unexplained injuries; mood changes; relationship changes; and behavioral changes. But what is Digital Self-Harm? What does Digital Self-Harm look like? And how can we prevent Digital Self-Harm with our children?

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Social Media Is A Big Part Of Your Digital Tattoo

Social Media Is A Big Part Of Your Digital Tattoo

It used to be that parents would worry about kids sneaking behind their back to get real tattoos, now the concern is more along the lines of digital tattoos. Digital tattoos can be “more permanent” than real tattoos. In our hyper-connected world, within moments of meeting someone new, we can quickly find out their birth town, their spouse’s names, where they ate dinner last night, and what they got last Christmas. Exaggeration? Maybe a little bit, but not by much.

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Cyberbullying 101

Cyberbullying 101

October is National #BullyingPreventionMonth and while you cannot always protect your children from becoming a bully or being bullied - it is important to take all precautions as a parent as much as possible. We all know that anyone can be bullied for their clothing, lack of technology, being different, their identity, and being the outcast; however, this does not make it okay.

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How Technology Is Disrupting Creativity

How Technology Is Disrupting Creativity

It is extremely difficult to be bored in today’s society. This is because we are constantly using distractions like texting, emails, social media, notifications, games, the news, and tweets. There is always something to distract us at the time we are “bored.” However, when was the last time you or your family was actually bored? We mean like “reorganizing the whole kitchen just because” bored. It’s probably been a long time! With the rise of technology, our creativity is slowly being killed off, and technology doesn’t solve all our boredom problems.

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Be Smart About Sarahah

Be Smart About Sarahah

A new app that has become a mass trend among teens is Sarahah. The name of the app comes from the Arabic word “honesty.” The app allows people to anonymously leave comments on a person’s home page. With the most recent Snapchat update, Sarahah became linked up, allowing users to pin links to pictures and post those links on their stories. Then, all people have to do is slide up on the post and open the link to leave a comment. The app was originally designed to be an outlet for office workers to give and receive anonymous feedback in the office without having the fear of their bosses’ retribution. Now, teens have gained an interest in the app.

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