Adolescent Apps: What you Need to Know About Your Tweeting, Snapchatting, Instagramming Teen

Technology’s moving so fast now, it’s easy for parents to be left out of the loop with their kids’ online interactions. Just when you think you’ve touched every base with your teen about the dangers of social networking, the same old problems find new potentials to incur damage. Although social networking’s extremely useful, the associated […]

Cyberbullying: How Bullies Have Moved From the Playground to the Web

Even with all the attention and education being focused on bullying, and specifically cyberbullying, we still have a problem Heroes. Bullies still exist. Quite frankly, I don’t think we’ll ever manage to completely solve that problem, but there are certainly many good steps we can take to reduce it. The good folks at OnlineCollege.org made […]

Understanding the Threats Children Face on the Internet

Most adults can still remember a time before personal computers and the communication technology made life far more convenient. Along with the greater convenience brought by computers and other internet devices, there are also many new dangers. Identity theft, hacked bank accounts, scam mails, and the chance of losing all the precious data stored on […]

5 Things Every Parent Can do to Protect Their Children From Cyber-Bullies

–Philip J Reed, on behalf of Westwood College Here’s a brief experiment: think about the word “cyber-bullying.” Think about all the images that term conjures up for you. Think about the news reports, the torment, and the tragic endings. Think about everything that comes to your mind when you hear the word. It’s a lot, […]

4 Clear Signs Your Child is Being Bullied

(Editor’s note: Please welcome Edwin with a guest post we can all benefit from reading. We’ve talked about Cyber Bullying before, but this is the first time I think we’ve talked about bullying in real life. Thanks, Edwin!) Bullying is a serious issue receiving a lot of attention recently. In the last couple of years, […]

4 Reads and Resources for You

It happens now and again that folks send me interesting articles or web sites and I thought I’d share some of them with you. Enjoy! Stacie Shepp brought my attention to YourGardenShow, which features among other things, a plant of the day article. Children can learn about a new plant everyday, with photos and information […]