Family Safety

What’s the Right Age to Give Your Child a Phone?

“Can I pleeease have my own phone?” The “first phone” is one of the most loaded questions a child can ask and it can start as early as elementary school. And, with kids homebound most of the time, boredom could be fueling that dreaded request even more. That’s because phones ...

Family Safety

Timeless Principles to Help Your Child Develop Social Superpowers

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” ~ Dale Carnegie Each year it’s my tradition to re-read a handful of books that continue to shape my perspective. One ...

Family Safety

7 Conversations to Help Build Up Your Family’s Digital Literacy Skills

With the surge of misleading content online, helping your child learn to become an independent thinker is no small task. While schools have been charged with developing students’ digital literacy skills, parents also have a role in consistently sparking deeper thinking when navigating digital environments. The sharper a child’s digital literacy ...

Family Safety

Oversharing: Are You Ignoring Your Child’s Privacy When You Post Online?

Take it down, please.  The above is a typical text message parents send to kids when they discover their child has posted something questionable online. More and more, however, it’s kids who are sending this text to parents who habitually post about them online. Tipping Point Sadly — and often unknowingly ...

Family Safety

Don’t Take the Bait! How to Steer Clear of Tax Time Scams

For cybercriminals tax time is the most wonderful time of the year. They are in the shadows giddy, eager, and methodically setting a variety of digital traps knowing that enough taxpayers take the bait to render their efforts worthwhile. Indeed, with the frenzy of online tax filings, personal information (and ...

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