Dr. Gwenn’s Updated Family Media Use Plan

Family Using Technology

In 2010, I created a Family Media Use Plan for my book CyberSafe. To mark the last day of  National Cyber Security Awareness Month, I want to share with you my revised Family Media Plan.  The focus of my new plan is to help your family live a good, balanced digital life. … [Read more...]

Safe Surfing for Internet Safety Month

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Last night I had trouble sleeping. Somehow our digital alarm clock went its typical low, soothing glow to a "WAKE UP" Times Square-level neon green. If the door wasn't shut, the entire house would have woken up. Instead, just the parental units. So, college kids slept just fine and we woke up way too early putting getting our money's worth out of our Keurig. Such is the downside of the digital … [Read more...]

A Month of CyberSafety Tips

Whether a parent, an educator, a pediatrician, our "shared responsibility" when it comes to kids and the digital world is helping them become amazing digital citizens. That's now always an easy task because of the every changing nature of kids and the every changing technological world which tosses at us new technologies at a mind numbing pace. … [Read more...]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Turns 10!!

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Happy Anniversary, Cyber Security Awareness Month! When this awareness month began ten years ago, our world was very, very different. So, it's not a surprise that beyond the theme of "Our Shared Responsibility", one of this year's themes is "10 Years and Beyond". Do you remember what you were doing online a decade ago? Did you have a cell  phone? Did you text? Here's my recollection of my … [Read more...]