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.
Spring Cleaning Your Self-Confidence
It can happen to the best of us, parents or teens, feeling a little down and maybe some negative self-talk is running on a loop in your mind. Maybe you’ve been getting bullied at school or at your job. It’s easy to get caught up in this loop and before you know it, your confidence is shot.
An Open Letters To Parents : From Your Nanny (Part 2)
**This blog post series (two parts) was written by our SGS Program Coordinator, Allie Swanson (and only slightly edited by our writing crew).** Last week, we started an open letter to parents and discussed the qualities of a good nanny and some beginner tips. This week, we’re back to share some stories from the trenches and some additional points for parents to consider.
An Open Letter To Parents : From Your Nanny (Part 1)
**This blog post series (two parts) was written by our SGS Ambassador, Allie Swanson (and only slightly edited by our writing crew).** We are sharing an open letter to parents from nannies who have been in the trenches with helpful advice and captivating examples. Stay tuned next week for Part 2!
If You Aren’t “You” Online, Who Are You?
**This blog post was written by our SGS Ambassador, Abbie Mueller (and only slightly edited by our writing crew).** Research shows that teens definitely try to create an online “self” that will appeal to our friends, to adults, and to the people that matter to us.
Sextortion & Your Child - Part 2
Last week, we started the discussion about Sextortion and Your Child. This week, we’re back to finish up the discussion.
Sextortion & Your Child - Part 1
When SGS goes into schools or organizations to speak about social media and how it affects America’s youth, we generally include a section on Sextortion. We have run into questions about what Sextortion is, where Sextortion is prevalent, warning signs of Sextortion, how to avoid Sextortion, and how to combat Sextortion if it happens to your child. We have decided to take this week and next week on our blog to cover Sextortion in more depth to help parents and teens understand the seriousness of the topic.
Should We Dress Like Models
**This blog post was written by one of our Smart Students (and only slightly edited by our writing crew).** Middle schoolers seemingly no longer have awkward stages, but are looking more and more like models in their twenties. All because social media stars are influencing them into trying new things like makeup and dressing like a model.