Dinnertime Questions To Ask Your Tweens & Teens
It happened the other night… We instituted our new rule about putting phones away at the dinner table. And then we sat there. We’ve lost the ability to start a conversation with the kids without scrolling through social media, pulling news headlines, or looking at their grades and classroom updates in their school’s app. And the kids were also at a loss. So we’ve compiled a list of starter questions, just to get the ball rolling….
Your Teen & Sexting
Over half of all teens have been asked at some point to send naked or explicit pictures of themselves to another person on their phone or through social media. Scary statistic, right? But what can you do, as a parent, to help them understand the dangers of sexting and to avoid any permanent damage to your teen and their reputation?
What Is A Digital Shadow?
Since we’ve been writing on different terms parents have been asking about, such as Digital Detoxes, Digital Dating Abuse, Digital Self-Harm, Digital Citizenship, and Digital Tattoo, we also wanted to touch on Digital Shadows.
Digital Detox - Part 2
Last week, we started off with a description of what a Digital Detox is and how to note the warning signs of when you (or a loved one) may need a Digital Detox. Today’s blog is going to focus on the benefits of a Digital Detox, some tips for a successful Digital Detox, and some facts we wanted to share with you.
Digital Detox - Part 1
In our hyperconnected world, there’s a Fear Of MIssing Out that is driving our digital addictions. It starts innocently enough… Just signing up for Facebook to keep up with your cousins who live out of town, then Instagram to keep up with what your kids are doing, and before you know it, hours and hours of each day are spent online, scrolling, swiping, liking, and favoriting. When do you know it’s taken over your life? And, are you thinking that a Digital Detox may be in order for a New Year’s resolution for you and your family?
The Secret Language Of Teens & Tweens : Part 2
Welcome to Part 2 of our post about the Secret Language of Teens & Tweens.
The Secret Language Of Teens & Tweens : Part 1
With so many outlets for messaging and social media, young adults are able to hide more of their personal lives from the adults who care about them than ever before. As a parent or educator, you must keep up on social media trends and what the students in your lives are doing online or on their devices.
What Is Digital Dating Abuse? - Part 2
Last week, we looked at the description of what Digital Dating Abuse is and what it can look like. This week, we’re looking at solutions and prevention of Digital Dating Abuse.
What Is Digital Dating Abuse? - Part 1
What is Digital Dating Abuse? What can teens do if they feel they’re in this sort of abusive relationship? And what can parents and educators do if they feel like the teen in their life is being abused in this way?
What Is Digital Self-Harm?
As parents and educators, we’re taught to look for the signs of teens and younger children self-harming. We are supposed to look for small, linear cuts; unexplained injuries; mood changes; relationship changes; and behavioral changes. But what is Digital Self-Harm? What does Digital Self-Harm look like? And how can we prevent Digital Self-Harm with our children?