Fact Or Fake?
With a speedy search of a couple keywords, you can access a plethora of articles on any topic, of an amount which would probably take more time to read than you have before a deadline. But in a world where information can be accessed at our fingertips, there is one word that stops any tidbit of findings from ever being totally accepted: FAKE.
What Can I Do If My Kid Is Being Cyberbullied?
Online bullying, or cyberbullying, can be just as damaging as physical bullying. And while parents won’t be able to see the “injuries,” there are definite warning signs your child may show for this abuse.
Brain In Your Pocket
**This blog post was written by a student and only slightly edited by our writing crew.** The individuality of our phones boosts our own individuality, and ultimately our personal identity. We start to see phones as an extension of ourselves.
What Is “Smart Digital Branding” For Grade Schoolers, Middle Schoolers, & High Schoolers
Everything that you do online, post on social media networks, comment on when it comes to others’ posts, or share online all adds into your personal Digital Brand. If you have a device that is connected to the internet, you HAVE a personal, digital brand. For businesses, digital branding consists of building a brand story; using creativity in digital media and marketing; and creating digital relationships. But what does this mean for individuals? Basically, a personal brand says who you are, what you are known for, or should be known for, and what you have to offer the world at large.
**This blog post was written by a student and only slightly edited by our writing crew.** As I am preparing for a wedding later today, I can’t help but think back on all the pleasant weddings I’ve been to, and whether or not those marriages lasted.
Dinnertime Questions To Ask Your Tweens & Teens
It happened the other night… We instituted our new rule about putting phones away at the dinner table. And then we sat there. We’ve lost the ability to start a conversation with the kids without scrolling through social media, pulling news headlines, or looking at their grades and classroom updates in their school’s app. And the kids were also at a loss. So we’ve compiled a list of starter questions, just to get the ball rolling….
Your Teen & Sexting
Over half of all teens have been asked at some point to send naked or explicit pictures of themselves to another person on their phone or through social media. Scary statistic, right? But what can you do, as a parent, to help them understand the dangers of sexting and to avoid any permanent damage to your teen and their reputation?
What Is A Digital Shadow?
Since we’ve been writing on different terms parents have been asking about, such as Digital Detoxes, Digital Dating Abuse, Digital Self-Harm, Digital Citizenship, and Digital Tattoo, we also wanted to touch on Digital Shadows.
Digital Detox - Part 2
Last week, we started off with a description of what a Digital Detox is and how to note the warning signs of when you (or a loved one) may need a Digital Detox. Today’s blog is going to focus on the benefits of a Digital Detox, some tips for a successful Digital Detox, and some facts we wanted to share with you.
Digital Detox - Part 1
In our hyperconnected world, there’s a Fear Of MIssing Out that is driving our digital addictions. It starts innocently enough… Just signing up for Facebook to keep up with your cousins who live out of town, then Instagram to keep up with what your kids are doing, and before you know it, hours and hours of each day are spent online, scrolling, swiping, liking, and favoriting. When do you know it’s taken over your life? And, are you thinking that a Digital Detox may be in order for a New Year’s resolution for you and your family?