Posts Tagged 'protecting kids online'
As an educator of McAfee’s Online Safety program, and a parent of two, I felt the below infographic by SecureTeen worthy of sharing. This hits home. Read below for info on how to help your teen deal with peer pressure, as well as identify the signs of cyber bullying. I do not believe that either […]
Opinionated, vain, get-under-your-skin-kind-of-people. You’ve come across them on Facebook from time to time and your kids’ world isn’t so different. A parent’s role comes in teaching kids the balance between tolerance and knowing the point when they should graciously disconnect without hurting someone’s feelings. I received a glimpse of my own teens’ frustration last week […]
We all know that kids love to play pranks – it is just part of childhood. Whether it is whoopee cushions, switching the salt and the sugar or good old plastic spiders, harmless pranks can be fun and actually a good way of teaching kids resilience. But unfortunately, when kids take jokes online it is […]
The death of Australian celebrity and fashionista Charlotte Dawson this week is nothing short of gut-wrenching. Charlotte’s battle with depression and online bullying was truly heartbreaking. In 2012, she decided to wage war against her Twitter trolls but then attempted suicide after naming and shaming a Twitter user who had brutally told her to ‘hang […]
I love writing about Internet Safety because I love kids and empowering families to navigate—and prevail—in today’s digital culture. But what I really love is when a parent pulls me aside in the grocery store or at a school event and passionately (and sometimes tearfully) shares about an online issue going on in their family. […]