October 2, 2017

With now more than two billion users worldwide, Facebook is the undisputed king of social media, with almost as many users as the next two platforms combined.  Out of the top 10 social media apps, Messenger and Instagram are owned by Facebook, which contributes to thei...

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...

February 6, 2016

For those of you that have never heard of Tinder, it is a free app that is meant to introduce people interested in a “relationship.”  I used quotation marks for that because the term has many meanings on Tinder.  There’s a reason why it’s known as the “hook-up” app....

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...

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