Social Media Addiction: Where Does It Begin?

Social Media Addiction: Where Does It Begin?

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/followers-cheaper-lips-young-influencers-detail-allure-cosmetic-proced-rcna14463 It’s been proven that social media addiction is real, but what happens when that addiction goes beyond scrolling and posting? There’s a disturbing...

Social Media Addiction: Where Does It Begin?

How Friendly Are Kid-Friendly Apps?

The continued concern about our kids and digital devices is the amount of data that tech companies are collecting about them. Even if your child isn’t on social media yet, they are still vulnerable to disclosing their personal information while using apps and video...

Social Media Addiction: Where Does It Begin?

Synthetic Media: What Is and Is Not Real?

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/the-ethics-of-a-deepfake-anthony-bourdain-voice?utm_source=morning_brew Synthetic media.  That’s a term that was new to me until today.  Synthetic media is “a catch-all term for the artificial production,...

Social Media Addiction: Where Does It Begin?

Parenting in the Digital World

We provide a strong foundation for our kids by educating  and equipping them with the knowledge they need to grow into responsible, upstanding citizens.   We create boundaries and guidelines to help keep them physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy and safe.  And with each new stage of development, those boundaries and guidelines change.  But our parenting remains steadfast.  The same holds true in parenting our kids to use technology responsibly.

Is There Really Such A Thing As Family-Friendly Location Tracking Apps?

Changing the Culture We Created

https://www.ted.com/talks/monica_lewinsky_the_price_of_shame?language=en October is Cyberbullying Awareness month.  But honestly, shouldn't we be aware every month, every week, every day?  We should, but we’re not.  We’re not aware until we read another headline of...

Is There Really Such A Thing As Family-Friendly Location Tracking Apps?

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...