Teaching Digital Citizenship for Parents

Raising kids can be a daunting challenge, and in today’s digital world, it’s even more so. Because technology changes so fast, it’s hard to keep up and teach your kids how to be smart and stay safe online, and teaching digital citizenship can be a complicated process if you haven’t been taught yourself. Keep scrolling for our 5-Step Action plan any family can use to help bring a little order to this digital chaos. Check out our blog for the latest updates and tips, and be sure to follow us on Facebook for breaking news.

Neptune Navigate 5-step Action Plan

Here is our 5-Step Action Plan that any family can start using right away to bring a little order to the chaos created by this digital world in which we live.

Recent Blog Posts

A Step In The Right Direction

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/30/22702117/epic-games-children-privacy-safety-kids-web-services-free Unless you don’t have a preteen or teenager living in your home, then you are probably aware of an online game called Fortnite.  Fortnite was created by Epic Games...

The Blue Badge… Is It Worth The Risk?

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/beware-verification-scams-on-instagram-facebook-and-twitter-red-flags-going-off/ That little blue box with the white check mark...such a small thing that apparently carries so much weight in the circles of social media....

The Social Media Marketplace: It Isn’t Always Safe

https://www.thehubct.org/post/kids-can-buy-drugs-easier-than-you-think https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/dr-laura-berman-recalls-final-moments-with-son-before-accidental-overdose-death/ar-BB1dxlYv Most of us know about the dark side of social media such as...

Apple – Can You Trust?

https://www.techtransparencyproject.org/articles/apples-app-store-loopholes-put-children-risk The fact that images of child sexual abuse are prevalent across the internet is, unfortunately, not a new reality.  What is new, is the announcement by Apple of what their...

The Price of In-Game Spending

https://www.wsj.com/articles/you-spent-1-500-on-virtual-bazookas-kids-are-splurging-on-digital-goods-11563291006?mod=article_inline When we were growing up, my cousins would go to the 7-Eleven every Saturday morning and spend their entire allowance on candy.  But...

Is Technology Affecting Your Children’s Sleep?

Binge watch that latest season of The Crown?  Read the latest novel on your ipad? How about keeping your winning streak alive on Solitaire?  Many of us use technology to wind down at the end of a busy day. I get it, I really do. But if I’m honest, most of...

Apps To Help College Students Cope

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/young-americans-created-apps-address-mental-health-crisis/story?id=76183076 Most all of us have experienced some form of angst or even depression over the past year.  With all of the closures due to COVID-19, we’ve been forced to...

Avoid Phishing Attacks

https://www.gearbrain.com/how-to-thwart-phishing-attacks-2652620510.html My husband is an avid fisherman.  He can throw a line into the water all day long and patiently wait for that one fish to swim up and take the bait.  The concept is the same for those who phish...

The Aftermath of Cyberbullying

https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2021/05/27/train-up-to-help-victims-of-cyberbullying It seems that every time we turn around, we read of another teen suicide related to cyberbullying.  In many of these cases, the parents and teachers were unaware of...

It’s Time to Hang Up and Hang Out

https://www.wptv.com/rebound/palm-beach-county-native-creates-social-media-app-to-combat-isolation-on-college-campuses When social media made its entrance, the mission was to make the world more open and connected.  While it’s true that social media does provide...