Cyberbullying can happen at any time. Abuse and harassment online often follow children home from school, and kids often feel like there is no escape. As a parent, you want your child to be able to explore the internet safely. And they can, with adequate knowledge of the risks involved. Check out our blog for … Continue reading Beware of Cyberbullying: 9 Apps To Watch Out For
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and schools across the United States are standing up against bullying, and educating on prevention. But before we work to prevent it, it’s important to understand what cyberbullying is. 10 Types of Cyberbullying 1. Exclusion Exclusion is the act of leaving someone out deliberately. Exclusion exists with in-person bullying … Continue reading The 10 Types of Cyberbullying
Children learn about stranger danger from a very young age. We remind them about the importance of their safety whenever they step out of the home. Those same cautions should be applied to the cyber world. Children are beginning to use the internet at younger ages. They have access to oodles of information at their … Continue reading 7 Tips On Keeping Your Child Safe Online
Part 1 explored safety concerns and hidden dangers of social apps popular with teens today. But the more we researched, the more risky apps and websites we found. So today we are bringing you Part 2, an investigation into more popular teen apps. Hidden Apps Hidden apps, also known as vault apps and ghost apps, … Continue reading Popular Teen Apps Parents Need To Know (Part 2)
On average, teens spend about 9 hours a day using media. With summer break, that number may increase. The apps most popular among teens and tweens may seem harmless; however, there are real safety concerns that parents need to be aware of: Yubo Yubo, formerly known as Yellow is a free mobile app that connects … Continue reading Popular Teen Apps Parents Need To Know (Part 1)
Teens are suffering second-degree burns from purposefully rubbing salt and ice on their skin. Laundry detergent pods are being swallowed resulting in hospitalizations. Recently, a student at a New Jersey High School died after playing something called the Choking Challenge. The recent rise of social media challenges is putting teens at risk of serious physical … Continue reading Social Media Challenges: What Adults Need To Know
Why you should be cautious online, even when interacting with your peers.
What is Digital Citizenship? Essentially, it is responsible technology use rooted in community awareness. In order to be practice good digital citizenship, you must consider how your actions online can compromise your safety, and also of those (virtually) around you. In recent years, many school districts have begun implementing digital citizenship education for educators and … Continue reading Your Digital Citizenship Resource Guide
How parents can ensure teen online safety without being overbearing.
Parents must remain digitally aware to optimize online safety for their children. Here's how.