CyberSafe and Savvy 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...]

CyberSafe and Savvy Tip 21: 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...]

CyberSafe and Savvy Tip 18: 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...]

CyberSafe and Savvy Tip 16: TECH is the Word!

Staying safe online is a noble goal for all of us but as the digital world grows,it seems there's more and more to remember. Luckily, the basics haven't changed. If we all follow those simple online rules of the road and help our kids do the same, that's what will keep us safe and sound for the variety of settings we find ourselves in online: texting, emailing, social media posting, tweeting, … [Read more...]

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