Cybersafe and Savvy Tip 29: You are your child’s best digital role model

 Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.  — Robert Fulghum   If you want to know why your otherwise good kids sometimes have not so good digital habits, find one of these:   So, be the digital citizen you want your kids to be. It really is that simp   … [Read more...]

Cybersafe and Savvy Tip 30: Unplugged Sunday

It's that day of the week again...Sunday...your day to be free of all things with plugs. So, enjoy a day of unplugged living and all that it has to offer. While you're reading this, I'm already out somewhere, camera in hand, doing just that. Here's a picture from my last unplugged day:   Just goes to show when you're unplugged, you never know what you'll experience! … [Read more...]

Cybersafe and Savvy Tip 27: Be Cyberinformed about Cyberbullying

Have you talked to your kids about bullying? What about cyberbullying? In today's expanding digital world, it's difficult to not talk about one without the other. These are not easy conversations to have with our kids at any age - I know. I've bumbled my way through more than my fair share of these with both of my daughters. I typically find they arise at the most inconvenient times...such as … [Read more...]

CyberSafe and Savvy Tip 25: Unplug Regularly

I write about this a great deal but also live it...I actually do unplug regularly and so does my family. It's one of the best ways to connect with each other, the world and stay safe online. The National Day of Unplugging isn't until March 1, 2013 but that doesn't mean you have to wait until then to unplug. You can start today! The 10 Principles are really simple: 1. Avoid … [Read more...]