5 sites every parent should bookmark for 2015…

Isn't is just exhausting sometimes to keep up with what your kids are doing online?  I thought it was tiring to chase them around when they learned to walk, and I was under the very wrong impression that it would get easier when they could learn to communicate. Communicate.  Now I wish I had more control ...

Today’s social media profile is yesterday’s resume…

Remember the painful days of writing and perfecting your resume?  The required document that represented you and your educational and professional accomplishments and experience all on a neatly formatted single page?  The one you proof read 96 times to make sure every period was in place and all of the proper dates were aligned to ...

How should schools treat sexting?

Where does accountability begin? In an age where our kids' phones are almost literally a physically appendage, we see stories online and in the news every day about teenagers sexting. Sadly, in too many cases, a nude photo will be taken and sent to another- who in turn makes the devastatingly horrible choice to post it in ...

Rethink and save lives.

WOW...pretty much sums up Trisha Prabhu and her Rethink initiative below to help eradicate cyber bullying.  Apparently, Google feels the same way- she was a Global Finalist in the Google Science Fair 2014- go Trisha!  At 14 years old, she did an impressive amount of research and decided to create a tool that would flag ...

A negative or mean post can cost thousands…

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...in scholarship money for college.  Even the opportunity to attend the college of choice. Since I have a 16 year old, we are starting to think about college.  (Although I don't know how that happened, because I'm pretty sure she was only 5 yesterday).  In any case, we talk a lot about how important it is to think before tapping the 'post' ...

5 Cool Websites for Unique Holiday Gifts

I feel like the holidays approach faster each year.  Sort of like birthdays (as we get older)...and dentist appointments.  I find myself thinking, "is it really time for this again?!" I don't mean to equate the holidays with dentist appointments in any other way than to compare that sense of relief when you leave the ...

Does your teen’s digital footprint look like this?

These things literally happen every day.  We see them on the news or hear about them and think, "there's no way my kid would ever do that.  We've talked.  He/she isn't the type. He/she knows better." However, we should never under-estimate the fact that while our teens sometimes look grown up, and occasionally (some more than others:) act ...

Conversation with Kids- Twitter, Snapchat, Ask.fm

This is the second of a 3 post series covering a casual conversation with 6 kids ages 10 to 16 about their personal experiences with certain social media.  In the last post, we talked about Facebook and Instagram.  In this post, we'll pick up on my discussion with these kids about their experiences with and ...