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Banana Moments
Help your child avoid posting inappropriate photos on-line: There is an app for that

Dec 15, 2014
Help your child avoid posting inappropriate photos on-line: There is an app for that

Last Wednesday the Sacramento Sheriff’s Hi-Tech Crimes detectives arrested a 21-year-old man for possession of child pornography. According to the press release, he had been employed as a recreational aid at a Sacramento region elementary school and after school program. This arrest reminds us that bad actors can appear harmless and go undetected while...

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
How to manage age-appropriate content on family devices and apps

Dec 1, 2014
How to manage age-appropriate content on family devices and apps

Christmas is on the horizon, and many parents are faced with important decisions about the purchase of devices for children who are always very eager to jump into the cyber social realm of apps and games long before many parents are confident about managing their on-line experiences. No doubt the management of content with...

The Girl With Moxie
Friends, Acquaintances and Everyone We Know

Recently T-Wizzle and I were talking about the word “friend” and how it’s changed so much in the age of social media. On Facebook, once you connect with someone on their personal profile, they become your friend. In reality they … Continue reading

Banana Moments
Drumbeat of love in a cyber-powered world: Fearless collaboration

Nov 25, 2014
Drumbeat of love in a cyber-powered world: Fearless collaboration

According to a recent NPR report, parents and adult children are living in the same home as the milennial and the baby boomer generations are making choices that resemble an extended family. In my view, the idea of the modern young adult returning home to live with parents after college is a natural...

Banana Moments
Is it possible to protect your child’s innocence in a cyber-powered world?

Nov 24, 2014
Is it possible to protect your child’s innocence in a cyber-powered world?

A recent survey found that 80% of UK parents feel that their children are growing up too fast, and the question remains who is in control? The technology (and media), the child or the parent? Many parents are granting unsupervised access to internet-powered devices at early ages, seven and younger, and there is a...

The Blue Muse
Calling all teens: Above the Fray wants to know about your online life

Nov 18, 2014
Calling all teens: Above the Fray wants to know about your online life

Have social media using teens in your life? Please join Above the Fray in helping them learn ways to be safer, more responsible, and perhaps even have more fun! And encourage them to take our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ATFtest Are you ...

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Banana Moments
Why teens text from behind the wheel and what to do about it

Nov 17, 2014
Why teens text from behind the wheel and what to do about it

Why your teen should not be expected to respond immediately to parents’ texts and calls Bonus link to a guide for grooming your child for cyber safe use of smart devices One of the main reasons parents decide to equip their child with a mobile phone is the belief that instant communication...

The State Hornet
Technology committee explains do’s and don’ts of social media

Nov 12, 2014

Sac State’s Academic Information Technology Committee encourages the use of social media, with a few guidelines.



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...

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