How To Identify Toxic Friends
Friendships can be tricky to navigate, especially in middle school, high school, and even college. Friends fight and go through difficult times. Friendship is a two way thing, and every relationship faces its challenges, but it is important to know when a friendship may have run its course. Knowing how to identify toxic friends can help save you from stress and heartache.
Tips For Raising The iGen
The iGeneration, or iGen, kids, born between 1995 and 2012 are often characterized by their overuse of smartphones, social media, and technology. This overuse can bring about stunted communication skills, less-than-ideal conflict resolution abilities, lower emotional intelligence, lower self-esteem, less healthy intimate relationships, inappropriate relationship boundaries, and other lacking social skills. However, with good parenting tactics, parents can counteract these challenges and raise emotionally and socially developed Omaha girls and boys instead.
Safety Tips To Avoid Sex Traffickers
Omaha girls, boys, and families, as well as the nation as a whole, are gearing up for the College World Series, which starts on June 16th, here in Omaha. Unfortunately, having that many people cram into one city also puts area youth and visiting youth at danger of becoming trafficked.
A deeper dive into the positive effects of social networking
While it can be scary for parents to read blogs about sextortion, sexting, and cyberbullying, the internet can also have positive effects of social networking on young adults. Technology is a wonderful tool that we can use to further education, entertain ourselves, and connect with people we wouldn’t normally be able to connect with. It’s all true!
7 Ideas For Tech-Free Summer Activities For Omaha Girls And Boys
Busy-ness and life take over: apps shoot you notifications, emails need to be answered, phone calls need to be returned, and games must be played. Right? Not so fast. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy real family time, off screens and away from technology. This week, we’re laying out some ideas for tech-free family time that Omaha girls, boys, and families can incorporate into their summer plans.
“Be Best” : Is It The Best Advice About Internet Safety?
**This blog post was written by our SGS Ambassador, Abbie Mueller (and only slightly edited by our writing crew).** You may have heard in the news that First Lady Melania Trump recently gave a presentation where she announced her new program, “https://www.whitehouse.gov/bebest/” In her speech, she said that she wants to focus on three issues facing today’s children: drug addiction, mental health, and social media pressures. To work on the part of her program dealing with social media pressures, she plans to use guidelines called “Talking With Kids About Being Online.”
Liking, Engaging, Commenting, & Following : Is This A Good Thing?
Social media and the internet have taken over so many aspects of our lives. An infinite amount of information is constantly available at people’s fingertips. There is now the ability to control appliances and different functions of your home from your smartphone. It’s astounding to see the abundance of friend and family updates being shared on every social platform imaginable. Is this always a good thing for your mental health and well-being?
What Do Moms Think Kids Might Be Missing Out On These Days?
This Sunday is Mother’s Day; a day to celebrate the special women in our lives who raised us or are raising us, sacrifice for us, and love us unconditionally. So many of the moms who come to our workshops worry about technology. While social media and technology can be a blessing, they also take away from children’s lives, too. There are several activities that kids today may be missing out on that moms wish they could bring back.
What You Can Do About Inappropriate Online Relationships
It’s scary how many times we get asked this question when we’re speaking at schools or in our workshops, but so many parents ask: I just found out my daughter has been in an inappropriate online relationship with someone she’s never met. What next steps can I take?
Top 10 Internet Safety Tips For Parents To Keep Kids Safe Online
At SGS, we regularly conduct workshops for parents on parenting the new iGen, particularly for teens on the topic of learning how to be confident as well as for educators on encouraging smart and safe social media usage. Today, we are sharing our top 10 internet safety tips for parents when they are concerned about keeping their kids safe online from potential predators, cyberbullies, and other online threats.