Category Archives: Internet Safety

Cyberbullying and the Internet

With the advent of social media, and the never ending updates in our technology, we are connected more than ever before. Teens are updating their Facebook status or sending Twitter tweets at a rapid pace, and mommy blogs are popping … Continue reading

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What Are They Really Saying?

A few years ago, I spent a week with my sister and her kids. While I was there, I noticed that her tween-aged boys picked up some of my lingo. Because I spend a lot of time on my computer … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a very real and devastating form of bullying that is only hindered and coerced by the constant access to social media, internet and cell phones. Unlike bullying in years past, cyberbullying doesn’t leave visible marks and can scar … Continue reading

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What makes a good online password?

You’ve seen them many places on the Internet:  “Create your password fields.” They all have different criteria.  Some want a length of 8, while others only 7.  Some require you to have a number or symbol, or both.  So why … Continue reading

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Posting Pictures of Your Children Online

I have a few thoughts regarding posting pictures of your children on the Internet.   Although it may seem harmless at first, we need to look at the bigger picture. You’ve heard of temporary internet files located on your computer.  These … Continue reading

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Internet Safety for Children and Parents

Five years ago, I found myself in front of a classroom full of computers. Behind each machine sat a child barely big enough to peak around the big screens. I considered myself to be fairly tech savvy, but to my … Continue reading

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Internet Safety 101

As a parent, you often wonder what is the best way to tell your kids how to behave online.  Simply put, making rules before hand, makes your job easier.  If the rules are known ahead of time, your child will … Continue reading

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