It’s hard to believe that summer is right around the corner and for some places, it’s already here! With school out of session, screen time for tweens and teens is likely to increase as they make plans with friends and share photos from vacations. There’s a good chance that much of that time will be … Continue reading Summer Safety in the Online World
10 Quick Online Safety Tips For Teens and Tweens
Sometimes a new year is all about getting back to the basics. It’s a great time to recharge and refresh and, most importantly, remind yourself about the important lessons learned from years past to move forward with great wisdom and ease. So with that in mind, I wanted to share some quick tips (hopefully a … Continue reading 10 Quick Online Safety Tips For Teens and Tweens
Resolve to Stay Safe Online
It’s the first day of a new year and the time when people are making big plans for what they want to accomplish in the days and months to come. While many of those goals are centered around getting into shape, going on a lavish vacation, or saving up for a dream house, I do … Continue reading Resolve to Stay Safe Online
Internet Safety Tips for Holiday Travel
Wow! We are just one week away from Christmas and, if you’re anything like me, you had no idea it was this close! With all the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season, it’s sometimes easy to forget about keeping ourselves safe in the online world. Here are a few tips to keep you … Continue reading Internet Safety Tips for Holiday Travel
Teaching Internet Safety: It Takes A Village
There's a quiet debate taking place in the hallways of schools across the country - no - around the world. Who is responsible for teaching kids about Internet Safety? I've travelled to hundreds of schools around North America and I've had this conversation regularly with school administrators, counselors, parents and even students. It would seem … Continue reading Teaching Internet Safety: It Takes A Village
What Parents Should Know About Ask.FM
This week continues my regular series "What Parents Should Know." This week's entry was prompted by recent events. Have something you’re wondering about? Send me a message and I’ll do my best to find an answer: firstname.lastname@example.org Following the August 2 suicide of Hannah Smith, parents have become very concerned about their kids using the … Continue reading What Parents Should Know About Ask.FM
What Parents Should Know About Omegle
This week continues my regular series "What Parents Should Know." This week's question comes from a concerned parent in Hawaii. Have something you’re wondering about? Send me a message and I’ll do my best to find an answer: email@example.com If you were to stop me on the street and ask "Josh, should my teenager be … Continue reading What Parents Should Know About Omegle
What Parents Should Know About Instagram
After my post about SnapChat, I've had a number of parents e-mailing and asking about other Apps and Social Media. Inspired, I'm now making answering these questions a regular series on the blog. These entries will be posted on Fridays. Have something you're wondering about? Send me a message and I'll do my best to … Continue reading What Parents Should Know About Instagram
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How Much Information is Too Much Information? Take a Look!
One of the biggest things I caution my audiences about is how much information we give away without even thinking about it. Some people are amazed to find out that even the simplest status update or tweet can reveal so much more than we even intended. In my programs I give an example of how … Continue reading How Much Information is Too Much Information? Take a Look!