Is there a stranger in your child’s bedroom?

Does it give you chills... When you turn on TV and see that one more child has been victimized by someone they met online? It does me.  And then I get angry.  Angry at these predators who make it their job to lure kids whose technical proficiency with social media extends beyond their maturity level or their ...

A Teen’s Perspective: What Your Followers Say About Your Character…

by guest blogger, Lexie Maitland These days, your ranking in a popularity contest is often determined by the amount of followers you have on social media. We are constantly trying to attract followers because we think it will increase our popularity, but what most people don't take into consideration is that your followers can reflects upon your ...

Who is the person behind the profile?

Written by guest blogger, Lexie Maitland Is the random person that just followed you on Instagram really a teenage girl? Or, are they actually a creepy fifty something year old man? It's a scary thought when you think about it. In today's society, this question is one that can't afford to be overlooked. There are more ...

Mission Damage Control for Parents of Teens

I put a lot of focus on ways to prevent- or get ahead of- cyberbullying and online misbehavior before it starts.  This makes sense for kids in that sweet spot who are just getting online and establishing their first media accounts.  But, what about the kids in high school who are already tweeting their way ...

Kids’ perspectives on Facebook and Instagram

I got to have breakfast with my kids and 3 of my nieces early Black Friday morning, as we prepared to join the frenzy.  Since they knew they were going shopping, they were in extra good moods- which meant minimal attitude and a high parental tolerance level.  I seized the opportunity to pick their brains. ...

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