CyberSecurity Tip 20: Know your State Laws

Do you know your State's laws for bullying, cyberbullying, sexting, and texting? They are worth knowing - just in case a digital mishap or situation occurs in your family. The information isn't always easy to find so let me share with you some helpful resources: Cyberbullying and Bullying Laws Sexting Laws Texting Bans … [Read more...]

CyberSecurity Tip 19: Cyberwise Parenting

Top questions from parents—answered by Dr. Gwenn Is Facebook really that dangerous? Dr. Gwenn: Facebook itself isn’t dangerous, but how we use Facebook can put us in some types of danger if we are not cybersavvy. The biggest danger we face on Facebook is risk of harming our own reputations and digital footprints. We can protect ourselves and teach our teens to protect themselves by always … [Read more...]

CyberSecurity Tip 16: Busting Digital Myths

Text adapted from CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering Kids in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming and Social Media (American Academy of Pediatrics, October 2010) Myth: Social networking is dangerous. Dr. Gwenn’s Myth Bust: Social networking can be safe and often is, if done thoughtfully, age appropriately, and with a conscious following of stated age limits and privacy rules. Social … [Read more...]

CyberSecurity Tip 15: Cell Phone Danger Zones

With teens and tweens using cell phones as an extension of their social lives, this is a good month to pause and think about some of the topics our tweens and teens may not be aware can be danger zones when using the cell phone. In today's digital world, kids have cell phones at younger and younger ages. While this may seem like a great idea for communication, we have to remember that our kids … [Read more...]