June 2, 2018

Please follow this link to an article I wrote for Pediatric Safety Magazine.

www.pediatricsafety.net/2018/06/is-my-child-the-right-age-for-social-media/

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...

October 2, 2016

Technology is the Great Equalizer for Entrepreneurs. The most difficult thing to accomplish when beginning a career is building your own reputation and your own influence levels.  Those two things can separate you from your peers and give you the edge you need to make...

September 19, 2016

Is it ever okay to spy on your kids?  I expect that many people will react strongly to that question, one way or the other.  That was my intention.  I’ll start off by saying that I don’t believe it’s ever okay to “spy” on your children.  I do believe that it’s okay to...

August 26, 2016

How many Facebook friends do you have?  How many “real” friends do you have?  What’s the ratio?  If the ratio is more than 2:1, I say that you have too many Facebook friends.  Really, it should be less than 1:1, since in a perfect world, you’d want to stay in touch wit...

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...

I have advocated in favor of Digital Citizenship education on this platform in the past. With all that I have seen this summer, I feel the need to make another plea for educators, our public schools and our institutions to invest in digital literacy for all. We are jus...

July 24, 2016

My very first college class was introduction to psychology.  It was a mandatory class and I figured that there were would be very little, if anything, of value to me.  I was wrong.  I was introduced to a theory that would not only be covered repeatedly over the course...

May 31, 2016

Pretty much everyone, including parents, use abbreviations when texting.  They save time and maybe even some money, depending on your texting plan.  For parents that look at what is being said in a text or in a chat room, the acronyms are easy to spot.  Some of them ar...

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