Family Safety

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Family Bond this Summer (Without Ditching Your Devices)

My parents recently went through a health crisis that required me to travel to be with them for several weeks. During that time, I started using FaceTime on my iPhone to daily connect with my teenage daughter back home. Until this life event, I wasn’t one to video chat. However, ...

Family Safety

You vs. the Internet: 5 Hands-On Ways to Begin Safeguarding Your Family’s Privacy

Data mining. Privacy breaches. Malicious third parties. Do you ever feel like these scary sounding, albeit significant, concerns got left at the curb somewhere between carpool duty, doctor appointments, and trying to hit two softball games and a track meet in the same day? You are far from alone. If ...

Family Safety

Can’t Keep Up? 6 Easy Things You Can Do to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Having a hard time doing what needs to be done to keep your kids safe online? Do you mentally shrink back when you realize you don’t do any of the tips experts so often recommend? Let the guilt go, parent because you are not alone. Family life moves at warp ...

Family Safety

6 Tips to Help Protect and Improve Your Child’s Online Reputation

Not the better choice. Take it down, please. That’s the short, efficient text message I’ve sent more times than I can count over the years while monitoring and coaching my kids’ online content choices. My daughter is now a senior in high school with her eyes fixed on college. And ...

Family Safety

Instagram Takes Huge Step to Filter Bullies, Become a Kinder Social Hub

You’re a jerk. You’re a fat pig. You’re disgusting.  It’s hard to imagine seeing these words written about anyone, but it happens every minute online. But hopefully, Instagram users will be noticing a kinder vibe thanks to the platform’s decision to automatically delete hateful, bullying comments. Instagram, the third most ...

Consumer

7 Strategies to Help Kids Sidestep Digital Friction this Summer

What happens when you mix long summer days with a steady flow of SnapChats, tweets, Instagram feeds, and a non-stop hum of group texts streaming into your life? If you’re an adult, you’ve likely learned how to power off and unplug for a few hours or days when you’ve hit ...

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