December 27, 2016

Too many books on cyberbullying focus on the technical of legal consequences of cyberbullying.  Hitchcock reminds us that there are real people behind every story and how the events affected them.  Her book, Cyberbullying and the Wild Wild Web, tells us of some of...

“A lot of parents think that bullying is a problem, but not their kid’s problem.” ~ Elizabeth Englander

There are many manifestations of bullying rippling through our society each and every day, but none is more disturbing than the ongoing presence of cyberbullying in t...

August 26, 2016

The truth is that there is no silver bullet that will keep your kids safe from inappropriate or dangerous content online.  I wish that there was, because I’d make sure that everyone had it.  After reading that, you might conclude that the best option is to avoid online...

August 26, 2016

Over the years, I’ve had more retail sales jobs than I care to count.  At one of them, my manager, Rob, gave me some excellent advice on how to improve my sales.  I kept asking people, “Can I help you?” or “Can I help you find something?”  It was so easy for customers...

June 10, 2016

If you are old enough to remember the G.I. Joe cartoons from the mid 80s, then you probably remember the public service announcements that were included in them.  The lesson taught in every one of them was that, “knowing is half the battle.”

Previously, I’d written two...

May 5, 2016

Protecting yourself and your family while online is becoming an increasingly hard thing to do. As an activist against cyberbullying and to promote online safety, I am frequently helping families. Just two days before I am writing this, I spoke with parents from a local...

January 30, 2016

I have written quite a few articles telling parents to make sure that their kids avoid specific social media sites, such as Yik Yak, Snapchat After School and Tinder.  And for good reason.  Each of those sites mentioned here and many others have specific issues that ma...

October 20, 2015

#1: When should I let my kids use social media?

There is no specific age as to when it’s okay to let your kids use social media.  It all depends on the maturity level of the child.  The fact is that many kids are technically savvy enough to use the sites, but can lack t...

September 28, 2015

When I started writing an article on how many clichés I could apply to using social media responsibly, I was a little amazed at how many of them applied.  Especially since most, if not all of them, originated before social media was ever created.  The first 10 clichés...

April 20, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to read Kindness Wins, by Galit Breen.  I’ve also gotten to know the author a little bit as we both work to help protect children from the potential dangers that exist online.  Kindness Wins is one mother’s story about what she experience...

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