A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Youth Slang Words

If you’ve ever looked at your tweens’ or teenagers’ messages and social media and didn’t have the slightest clue about what they’re talking about, know this—you’re not alone. It’s no secret that teenagers use online slang not only to save time, but also to hide conversations from their parents. And the numbers don’t lie about … Continue reading A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Youth Slang Words

8 Cyberbullying Apps Parents Should Know About

Approximately 34% of students in the US report experiencing cyberbullying during their lifetime. Even more concerning? 62% of students polled in a recent study by techjury said that they wouldn’t tell their parents if they were being bullied online. Today, anonymous apps continue to be a breeding ground for cyberbullying, where bullies can reach their … Continue reading 8 Cyberbullying Apps Parents Should Know About

How to Partner with Schools to Manage Your Child’s School Devices at Home

As technology in schools goes beyond laptops and tablets to include wearables, makerspaces, 3D printers, and more, parents find themselves inundated and behind the digital device learning curve. But there are now tools specifically designed to help manage the digital lives of your children, while protecting them from harm - even from cyberbullying and self-harm. … Continue reading How to Partner with Schools to Manage Your Child’s School Devices at Home

Everything You Need to Know About Fortnite (and Other Trends)

Number Neighbors/Text Door Neighbors A game where kids and adults are calling or texting people who share their phone number, but the last number is +/- 1. For example, if your phone number is (202) 555-0191, your number neighbors/text door neighbors would be (202) 555-0190 and (202) 555-0192. Why is it popular? This trend has … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Fortnite (and Other Trends)

7 Ways to Help Families Manage Back-to-School Stress

Stressed, frazzled, and tired – American families face increasing mental health, behavioral, financial, and academic stressors as children return to school. What Does Back-to-School Stress Look Like for Families? As a new school year gets underway, stressors for families intensify. Parental back-to-school pressures involve kids’ clothing, school supplies, lunches, after-school programs, drop-offs and pick-ups, homework, … Continue reading 7 Ways to Help Families Manage Back-to-School Stress

Securly Shares 6 Years of Student Safety Evolution

Last year, we unveiled 5 years of Securly's student safety evolution. Securly has grown exponentially since launching its flagship Filter product in 2013. In the years since, the company has expanded its offerings to present a comprehensive online safety solution to districts, as well as expanding into device management solutions for parents at home. In … Continue reading Securly Shares 6 Years of Student Safety Evolution

Securly Launches Securly Go and Auditor Plus at ISTE Conference & Expo

Securly, the leading 360° internet safety solution for educators and parents, announces and debuts their Go and Auditor Plus digital safety products at the ISTE Conference & Expo. Securly currently protects over 10 million students across 10 thousand plus schools in the U.S. In response to demand from schools and parents, Securly is making their … Continue reading Securly Launches Securly Go and Auditor Plus at ISTE Conference & Expo