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.
What Is COPPA?
If you have ever perused our Resources for Parents page, you may have seen that certain popular apps and social media sites are not COPPA Compliant (such as Twitter). But what does that really mean? Today, we’re diving into what COPPA is, who COPPA protects, and why COPPA is important.
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.