Bullying is a hot topic among parents, teachers, and even kids. It's talked about so much because it's so prevalent and once a child and her or his family is…
How to keep my kid safe online, that is the question! And this? Is the answer. This is a course taught by a teacher that reveals the EXACT lesson plans, direct conversations, and scripts to use when letting kids and students use cell phones and apps. BONUS: There are TONS of free downloadable and printable checklists and lists like what to check on kids phones, free tools to talk about cyber bullying, safe spaces online for kids, etc. on this site!
How do I keep my kid safe online? This has to be the number question that parents and teachers are asking today. The truth is that there are some dangers online. But these don't have to be mysteries or unknowns. When your kid gets a cell phone or a new app there are some specific things you can check on their phones to keep them safe online and with that, there are some specific things you can teach them. This checklist is really detailed and specific and shows what to check for...
Kids are definitely online and are are using social media today. It is so easy to get caught up in the nitty gritty rules of who pays for what and what apps are okay to use and what apps aren’t. What I love about this social media rules list is that it’s all about how kids act online and how they treat other other people online. This focus on making wise choices is everything! I think I will print this and hang it up! This is straight out of the book Kindness Wins—perfect title...
It seems like my children are constantly asking about trying new apps and new social media sites. It feels overwhelming! This article goes into a lot of details to help the answer should children use social media. I like the pragmatic and balanced approach and the helpful tips for making this smoother and easier for parents and safer and more manageable for kids. (There are a lot of other resources right on this site)
Positive parenting tips are so important to stay on top of. As our modern kids are exposed to so much via technology, it’s important to stay relevant and on top of things. This checklist of 14 essential positive parenting tools is priceless. Click through to get it right now!
The trick to keeping kids engaged and happy and away from the dreaded, "I'm bored," is getting them involved in choosing what they actually want to be doing AND staying relevant with those choices. This means not trying to keep kids off of screens, but rather directing kids to great activities online! This meaty article explains how to do this step-by-step and includes a free download of activities for kids who are smart!
Finding ways to balance screen time is a very real challenge for modern parents. We want our kids to have access to all of the amazing things that the internet has to offer, but we also want them to have happy childhoods filled with real life experiences. There is a way to find a happy medium here! This article goes into a lot of details about what we need to teach our kids so they can create healthy, lifelong screen time habits.
If you read nonfiction this year, make it this one. This is a parenting book about online safety, but it's so much more than that. It's an action plan to make the internet a better place for us and for our kids. Click through to get the first two chapters for free!
Bullying is not okay // It is so important to understand real cyber bullying facts. There is a lot of information out there that is untrue and not helpful. This is a straight to the heart of things article about what really happens to people when they are
There are so many things to worry about once we get kids a cell phone. Who they're interacting with, what they're posting, what they're doing. But I think that one of the biggest concerns is apps. This post explains how to keep app overwhelm at bay using a really simple strategy that puts app research in your kids' hands. Yes, really! Click through to see what the strategy is and to download your free cheat sheet so you can start using this technique today!