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Violent Video Games, Digital Passports and Common Sense

Violent Video Games, Digital Passports and Common Sense

Summer is officially here! It’s 90 degrees out today. Are your kids already bored? Are they escaping the heat in front of the computer (Gameboy, smart phone, iTouch, DS, etc.)? In all things Media, we always look to our friends at Common Sense®...
10 Ways to Help Your Child with Peer Pressure

10 Ways to Help Your Child with Peer Pressure

“Teens and preteens are very susceptible to the desire to feel as though they belong and are accepted amoung their peers. However, peer pressure can often have a very negative influence on how they behave and even more importantly, how they...
5 Reasons – Know Your Child’s Friends?

5 Reasons – Know Your Child’s Friends?

The nice people at nannypro.com offered this column from their latest blog. 5 Reasons To Think  Twice About Who Your Child Hangs Around With The blog intriqued me, because I often mention in my conversations with kids that not only in real life...
Words Hurt

Words Hurt

“Adults aren’t going to fix bullying in our schools and online – it is up to you to make the change”. This is a comment I make when presenting to student groups from elementary school to high school. It is met with some...
c|net – You made me look smart again!

c|net – You made me look smart again!

Trying to keep up on the latest technology in order to keep kids safe is a full time job. Since we’re a small non-profit, I don’t have all day to just browse the Internet and read about every app, website or gadget that I need to know about....
Today is Pay It Forward Day

Today is Pay It Forward Day

I just got a message from our friends at A Platform for Good – “Today is Pay It Forward Day – the perfect opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.”  There was a brief reminder of the stories we’ve read online...
NetSmartz Adds New e-Book

NetSmartz Adds New e-Book

The best way we know to help our kids stay safe online is to keep an open dialogue going at home. We encourage parents to look for teachable moments from real life and to use those as a way to relate to their own lives. One of the outstanding resources...
Common Sense Media Learning Awards

Common Sense Media Learning Awards

From those great folks at Common Sense Media (we quote them all the time!!!!) – 2013 ON for Learning Award Winners Common Sense Media’s ON for Learning Award is given to the very best in kids’ digital media. We are excited to...
Presidential Life Lessons

Presidential Life Lessons

It seemed appropriate to honor our Presidents by remembering their words and how they might apply to keeping our kids safe. Hopefully you have some extra time with your kids today – take a minute to talk about some life lessons, courtesy of...
Why Parents are on Facebook

Why Parents are on Facebook

Our new friends at OnlineEducation.net  sent us this great infographic. We’re in three different schools in our area this week, so this was really timely. Take a peek – where do you fit in? Use it as a conversation starter with your...

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