The 10 Types of Cyberbullying

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

Social Media Challenges: What Adults Need To Know

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

Safe, Kid-Friendly Alternatives to Google, YouTube, and Beyond

Today’s youth is exposed to technology very early in life – according to 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics, "30% of U.S. children first play with a mobile device when they are still in diapers”.  Relative to toddlers, children aged 8 are more capable and conscientious of their actions.  However, they are barely halfway through elementary … Continue reading Safe, Kid-Friendly Alternatives to Google, YouTube, and Beyond

4 Ways for Parents to Keep Kids Safe on YouTube

YouTube celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year. According to comScore, it is the top online video content website, with over 152 million unique monthly viewers. Offering diverse content (everything from Video Games to Health & Beauty and Japanese cats), YouTube appeals to many different audiences – especially kids. In both schools and homes, it … Continue reading 4 Ways for Parents to Keep Kids Safe on YouTube