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Archive for May, 2010

Bullying – What To Do When the Schools Turn Their Backs

| May 26, 2010 | Comments (3)

Bullying continues to be a problem in schools all over the country, and many school administrators either aren’t taking it seriously or lack the authority to do anything about it when it goes beyond school grounds. I want to share an article that I read in a parenting advice blog on Boston.com.  A mother wrote […]

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Yet Another Great Way Technology Can Be Particularly Appetizing

Yet Another Great Way Technology Can Be Particularly Appetizing

| May 25, 2010 | Comments (0)

These days kids face a lot of obstacles that can stand in their way of having a healthy diet.  Though advantageous at times, the myriad of digital media at their fingertips can also act as one of those obstacles. On top of that, often times schools lack the kinds of meals that parents would ideally […]

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MySpace, Facebook and a Half Dozen Other Companies Just Screwed Up. Big Time.

MySpace, Facebook and a Half Dozen Other Companies Just Screwed Up. Big Time.

| May 24, 2010 | Comments (1)

That headline’s a quote from The Next Web. It looks like the privacy issues facing Facebook and other social media sites have gained even more national attention and scrutiny after this Wall Street Journal report and a feature on the cover of Time magazine, both of which were published late last week. For the most […]

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Why the Young Generation is the Smartest Ever and What That Means for Parents

Why the Young Generation is the Smartest Ever and What That Means for Parents

| May 19, 2010 | Comments (0)

Whether it’s in the car, at school, at home, or at the mall, kids are always connected.  But is that a bad thing?  According to Don Tapscott, author of Grown Up Digital, the young generation is also the smartest generation. I think that Don makes a great point with this video.  I think it’s important […]

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Getting the Most Out of Your Facebook Privacy Settings

Getting the Most Out of Your Facebook Privacy Settings

| May 17, 2010 | Comments (0)

Lately there’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Facebook and the decisions they’ve made towards their users’ privacy settings.  Some people have such strong feelings about it that they’ve banded together and have committed to quitting Facebook on May 31st. So far 3,500 people have “commit to quit”.  Though this number barely scratches the surface […]

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Funny Friday - The Things That As A Parent You Just Have To Learn To Laugh About

Funny Friday – The Things That As A Parent You Just Have To Learn To Laugh About

| May 14, 2010 | Comments (0)

Sure, having kids is a wonderful part of life.  But here’s a funny reminder about some of “messier” things we forget about as our babies grow up. (Finding this site, and seeing this picture made me laugh so loud!  The team wondered what I was looking at. I particularly enjoyed the comments that the parents […]

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UPDATE: Father + Daughter + Love + Technology = Inspiring

UPDATE: Father + Daughter + Love + Technology = Inspiring

| May 12, 2010 | Comments (0)

This story is a perfect example of the wonderful, innovative, and inspirational things that can be created with today’s technology, and how a loving father used it to change his daughter’s life. All over the world, hundreds of thousands of families go through the every-day struggles of communicating with loved ones who have severe cerebral […]

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The Facebook Privacy Triangle

The Facebook Privacy Triangle

| May 10, 2010 | Comments (0)

You know, I really enjoy using Facebook.  No one can deny that it’s an amazing tool when it comes to connecting with old friends and distant family members as well as being a great business tool.  Facebook allows me to connect with former classmates and even my sorority sisters—something I probably wouldn’t be able to […]

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Moms Who I Admire - Meet My Mom, Jane White

Moms Who I Admire – Meet My Mom, Jane White

| May 7, 2010 | Comments (0)

I love her dearly. She’s a mother of three, a grandmother of 11, and has been married to my dad for 50 years. (The dog in the picture is her 4th child, “Nick”). Growing up, I could always count on my mom. She was lucky enough to be a stay-at-home-mom and didn’t work out of […]

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How to Use Internet Explorer's Content Advisor

How to Use Internet Explorer’s Content Advisor

| May 6, 2010 | Comments (0)

I got a lot of feedback from the Firefox Safety Controls blog asking me how to set the parental controls on Internet Explorer. My recommendation: if you have children in the house, and they browse the web on a regular basis, you might want to consider sticking with Internet Explorer.  It’s safer overall compared to […]

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Apple and Google Don’t Seem To Care About Children’s Internet Safety

Apple and Google Don’t Seem To Care About Children’s Internet Safety

| May 5, 2010 | Comments (0)

Here’s a legitimate question to ask if you’re a parent who is concerned about any sort of change in Internet safety law, “Considering the significant impact that they have on today’s digital world, does Google or Apple care about Internet safety?” Well, based on their absence at a recent congressional hearing regarding amendments to the […]

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How to Turn On The Safety Controls In Firefox For Your Family

How to Turn On The Safety Controls In Firefox For Your Family

| May 3, 2010 | Comments (1)

Though nothing beats human oversight when it comes to monitoring your child’s Internet activity, it doesn’t hurt to get some help from security applications.  Fortunately, there are some really great browser extensions and add-ons out there to aid you in your monitoring as we all know it’s difficult to be over your child’s shoulder at […]

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