Categories: Digital Technology

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Short description: Whether it’s a special interest, a desire publish her own words, or community-building, your child has expressed interest in starting a blog. If you’ve never blogged yourself, it can be overwhelming to guide your child, or even making sure they are staying safe while blogging online. Consider this a primer, in which we’ll give you a crash course in blogging platforms and what you need to know.

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Short description: The rise in smartphone ownership and usage, paired with the number of children online on a daily basis, has contributed to the rates of cyberbullying tripling over the previous year. Cyberbullying, so prevalent it’s now deemed a public health issue (some even labeling it a public health crisis), is no longer something we, as parents, can ignore and assume is someone else’s problem...until it becomes a problem of our own. Parents, we are the frontline, we are the ones who can help stop cyberbullying.

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Short description: Pew Research Center reports that 92% of teens online use at least one social media platform, with Facebook still topping the list (despite reports that Facebook is obsolete for today's teens). Whether your child is already on social media or not, it's time to practice some boundary setting with their social media use. Now is as good as any time to discuss online boundaries with kids.