Posts Tagged 'cyberbullying'

The taste of trepidation in our house this week is palpable, as my daughter approaches her first day of high school. As a freshman she’s anxious about finding her classes, making new friends, tough teachers, and of course, the social hierarchy, better known as “mean girls.” Chances are she won’t escape her high school years […]

Wouldn’t it be convenient if the dangers heading toward our kids had neon signs pointing to them? Unfortunately, that’s not the way things work and, more often than not, the dangers are camouflaged, sometimes intentionally. While it’s normal for kids to have secrets, when you add technology to the mix, there might be hidden dangers to […]

Whether we admit it or not, the vast majority of us humans have an inherent desire to be liked. Sure, we can put on a brave face but criticism and disapproval can be hard to swallow, particularly at a tender age. As an adult, I still have clear memories of some rather unpleasant interactions I […]

You would be hard pressed to find a parent who doesn’t worry about cyberbullying, and rightly so. Cyberbullying can be absolutely devastating for victims. A quick ‘google’ provides parents with a list of tragic cases of young adults who have suffered significant psychological trauma or even lost their lives as a result of unchecked cyberbullying. […]

I’m currently in a staring match with summer and just three weeks in, I have yet to blink. I have a decision to make each and every day as a parent. Will I forfeit the hours to my child’s beloved (and preferred) gadgets, or, will I fight to make the minutes, hours, and days of […]