bullying

Banana Moments
Access to your child’s social media will not stop cyberbullying

Jan 26, 2015
Access to your child’s social media will not stop cyberbullying

...Granting schools access to the social media of a child suspected of bullying may complicate things and create more harm. It would, it seems, make more sense to mandate the parent provide access to the account without giving up the password, so as to facilitate the investigation of an incident and limit access for...

Banana Moments
How to pray for your cyber-powered child and see the face of God

Jan 5, 2015
How to pray for your cyber-powered child and see the face of God

Your role as the parent is to teach them about the obedience that brings about liberty to steer their own ship in life. In that sense parents are household executives and children are emerging executives. We are all learning executives with power (free will) over our own hearts and minds. I have found that when...

Banana Moments
Relating to children hooked on devices

Dec 26, 2014
Relating to children hooked on devices

Indeed relating to the modern child, (who is more worldly and empowered by the feeling of validation in a tap-and-click world), requires more proactive thought, reflection and conviction about your personal worldview. In generations past, the social norms for civilized conduct and compassion for fellow human beings were generally supported by the wider community...

Banana Moments
Teaching your child to overcome cyber-powered bullying

Dec 8, 2014
Teaching your child to overcome cyber-powered bullying

In a cyber-powered world, bullying can feel unsurvivable, as the incidents of suicide that make the headlines remind us how fragile and strong we are depending upon our state of heart and mind. All of our children are experiencing and witnessing intense bullying in their cyber social realms, as aggressors, targets and bystanders. Here...

Banana Moments
To stay informed about their on-line world parents advised to treat teens experts

Nov 10, 2014
To stay informed about their on-line world parents advised to treat teens experts

If you have a teen, you know all too well how mobile connectivity intensifies the power crisis for teens and parents. It is not new that teens feel like their parents are irrelevant, and it is true that our children’s adolescence is informing them radically differently than that of our own. Modern youth are...

Banana Moments
How to know if your child is being bullied: A teen’s advice to parents

Oct 13, 2014
How to know if your child is being bullied: A teen’s advice to parents

Fifteen-year-old Julia Shohbozian of Rocklin has overcome the bully climate at her high school by making her world bigger than the small-minded clicks creating a very hostile social climate on campus. For her junior year in high school, she opted to enroll in independent study and has started taking classes at Sierra College and...

Banana Moments
Communicating the practical value of virtues to the cyber-powered kid

Oct 13, 2014
Communicating the practical value of virtues to the cyber-powered kid

It helps to be clear that the conversation with your child is not about you; it is about the child learning how to take command over their own life and you are the primary teacher. You may draw upon your own experience, but do not allow the conversation to digress into your adolescence and...

Banana Moments
Tools to prevent cyberbullying for kids and parents

Sep 29, 2014
Tools to prevent cyberbullying for kids and parents

There are cyber device settings and apps that parents and kids can deploy as a part of your anti-bully strategy. The aim is to create boundaries in the cyber tools and in your child’s own hearts and minds embrace the correct thinking and actions in confronting a bully mentality. The most important thing parents...

Banana Moments
The role of parents in confronting the bully at school

Sep 22, 2014
The role of parents in confronting the bully at school

Back to school is a time of excitement as well as insecurity and uncertainty. And in the cyber social realm, where it is easy to be mean, the cyberbully phenomenon surfaces as a topic of concern and conversation. While bullying is not new, the level of hostility and persistent invasiveness that mobile connectivity inspires...

Banana Moments
Explaining the value of patience in a tap and click world

Aug 18, 2014
Explaining the value of patience in a tap and click world

The tap and click tablet, internet-enabled world conditions us for instant gratification. How many of us become impatient when an application takes too long to process a command? Yep. Thirty seconds can feel like an eternity. In the cyber social realm impulsivity, a lack of patience, can lead to aggressiveness and a bully climate...

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