Social networking is hugely popular. Many young people are sophisticated in the way they use social media apps and websites, tailoring their communication for different audiences, and accessing them from a range of devices including smartphones, tablets, and games consoles. But social media, like all forms of public communication, comes with some risks. Not all of these risks turn into actual problems; and if children never face any risks, they never learn how to deal with th
I'm sure I'm not alone in letting my 5 year old use a tablet to play games or watch YouTube videos - allowing her to watch My Little Pony videos is the only way we manage to get to sleep past 05:30! We all know how to teach teenagers to be safe online (be careful in chat rooms, don't put personal details on Facebook, don't send naked photos to your boyfriend) but a lot of parents don't realize that we also need to be vigilant with much younger children. You might think your k
Denise Lisi DeRosa is the founder of Cyber Sensible, a consulting firm dedicated to helping families manage technology in their homes. Denise offers insightful and actionable advice on having a balanced digital life and leads discussion with both parents and teens. We talked with her about her work, new digital trends and what it means to be a good "digital citizen". What is the one tip you give parents the most?
There are two actually, The first is to be involved. Know what
The dictionary definition of bullying is: "to use superior strength or influence to intimidate someone" While this is definitely true, the way we interpret bullying has changed over time - mainly because the actions involved in bullying have changed as well. However, one thing remains constant: it always involves an aggressor and a victim. Then
Although the word "bully" can only be traced back to the 1500s, the act of bullying others has likely been around forever. Bullying