What Is “Smart Digital Branding” For Grade Schoolers, Middle Schoolers, & High Schoolers
Everything that you do online, post on social media networks, comment on when it comes to others’ posts, or share online all adds into your personal Digital Brand. If you have a device that is connected to the internet, you HAVE a personal, digital brand. For businesses, digital branding consists of building a brand story; using creativity in digital media and marketing; and creating digital relationships. But what does this mean for individuals? Basically, a personal brand says who you are, what you are known for, or should be known for, and what you have to offer the world at large.
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?
What Does “Good Digital Citizenship” Look Like For Teens?
Just like in the real world, everyone in the online world belongs to a community. The problem is that, at first, we are all a part of the same community when it comes to being online. From there, we separate into gamers, Facebook groups, and other communities that meet our interests.
Are College Admissions Counselors Looking At Social Media?
It is an exciting time for juniors and seniors in high school to start thinking about college and finding the perfect college for them. Most teens hear from parents, “be careful what you post online because colleges look at this when you send in your application.” Some teens might shrug it off, but others listen. And those parents are correct!
The Dark Side Of Sharing Photos On The Internet
There are currently over 3.7 billion people on the internet today, and around 40 percent of the world has access to the internet. The world is no longer a large place; without realizing it, we are more connected than we have ever been before. This is why it is so important to be conscious of images we share on the internet.
Be Smart About Sarahah
A new app that has become a mass trend among teens is Sarahah. The name of the app comes from the Arabic word “honesty.” The app allows people to anonymously leave comments on a person’s home page. With the most recent Snapchat update, Sarahah became linked up, allowing users to pin links to pictures and post those links on their stories. Then, all people have to do is slide up on the post and open the link to leave a comment. The app was originally designed to be an outlet for office workers to give and receive anonymous feedback in the office without having the fear of their bosses’ retribution. Now, teens have gained an interest in the app.
Finding Self-Worth Outside of Social Media
We get caught up in the nitty-gritty of social media; however, what many of us forget is that social media is NOT real.