CyberSafe and Savvy Tip 6: A game made for the military is too violent for a kid

Here's a fact you may not know. The very popular war simulation games our kids and teens love to play and beg us to buy for them despite the intensity and violence are created by the same groups who make the US Department of Defense's simulation programs for our soldiers. Here's an example. … [Read more...]

CyberSafe and Savvy tip 5: Dr. Gwenn’s Guide to Online Behavior

The best way to teach kids how to behave online is to behave well online ourselves. If we are stellar examples of digital citizens and treat each other with respect online, our kids will pick up those behaviors and treat each other well, too. But, kids being kids, they do seem to stay on course best with some simple rules to follow. So, here are a few easy to remember rules for behavior for the … [Read more...]

Cybersafe & Secure Tip 3: Wordless Wednesday – modern teen life

    A sign of our times... but do we really know what they are doing and if they are safe? … [Read more...]

New study on teen dating violence shows schools struggle with how to intervene

A new study out today in Pediatrics sheds light on the difficult issue of teen dating violence. In light of recent, highly publicized teen dating headlines, including a murder last year in Massachusetts involving a teen from my home town, this is an important topic that needs to be discussed in every town coast to coast. With this study in hand, school systems should look not only at their current … [Read more...]