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

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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

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

Back To School Tips

Preparing for a new school year is always a bit overwhelming and catches even the most organized of parents off guard. It seems to come on out of no where and in what feels like the blink of an eye we find ourselves in school mode - again - with summer becoming a distant memory. It's temping to panic - I know! ┬áBut, there truly is no rush. You and your family will get into the swing of the … [Read more...]