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Twitter Tips for Newbies: How to use it and enjoy it

Twitter Tips for Newbies: How to use it and enjoy it

Are you new to Twitter? Do you want to use it to promote your blog, business, or just follow some interesting people? Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard people new to twitter say they are overwhelmed by it. Don’t be afraid. It’s a great tool and a great way to meet new people....

Banana Moments
Clarifying key concepts for cyber security: Explaining brave and risky

Jul 21, 2014
Clarifying key concepts for cyber security: Explaining brave and risky

Now more than ever, children need to be encouraged, instructed and inspired to think for themselves especially when they are feeling pressure to go along with the group dynamic that is unkind or dangerous. And parents as the primary teachers about life are uniquely positioned to encourage kids to seek wisdom from their own...

Banana Moments
Two mental traps that make cyber connectivity more dangerous

Jul 14, 2014
Two mental traps that make cyber connectivity more dangerous

The children are gravitating to photo-centric apps that they consider to be private; there is less emphasis on “going public” and more emphasis on sharing in small networks. And they are using multiple apps for different purposes. Many tweens and teens may use Facebook and Instagram to stay connected to parents, and adopt SnapChat...

Banana Moments
Help your child learn how to trust and be trusted in the social network

Jul 10, 2014
Help your child learn how to trust and be trusted in the social network

The most important thing a parent can do is become the “trusted advisor” so that your child’s cyber-powered communities do not become a single point of reference for life. Here are some tips.

Banana Moments
Preparing your child for social media in middle school

Jun 16, 2014
Preparing your child for social media in middle school

Middle school is a very important and challenging time where kids can feel enormous pressure to be validated by their peer community and then experience extreme insecurity as they begin leading digital lives which amplifies the emotion of adolescence. Parents can help their middle school student develop their own digital “playbook” wherein they have declared...

Banana Moments
Balancing emotion and reason: Taming the mama and papa bear

Jun 12, 2014
Balancing emotion and reason: Taming the mama and papa bear

In an article via Mamapedia, a blogger mom, Jenny Ball, expresses her simmering rage in an open letter to an Amway lady who deeply offended her teenage son while he concluded a shift at his supermarket job. The lady was a customer and as he finished bagging her groceries, she made a comment about...

Banana Moments
How to disable the undue influence of drugs and alcohol

Jun 12, 2014
How to disable the undue influence of drugs and alcohol

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner joins Joanna and Jodie for CyberParenting talk on TheFish Tuesday July 17 Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner Recently I sat down with Placer County Sheriff, Ed Bonner, to discuss youth trends from a law enforcement perspective. And the top of his mind is that heroin has returned...

Banana Moments
Preparing for internet porn and sex in the social network

Jun 12, 2014
Preparing for internet porn and sex in the social network

Internet porn and sexting is about power and control in the realm of hearts and minds; it is about human exploitation which is glorified on and off line in popular culture and in cyber-powered peer communities. These are adult issues because they evoke primal emotion that can be challenging to tame at any age,...

Banana Moments
How your child can get into trouble with the law using social media and what to do about it

Jun 9, 2014
How your child can get into trouble with the law using social media and what to do about it

Cyber Safety for Kids and Families with Joanna and Jodie on 103.9FM The Fish Family Morning Show

Last Memorial Day weekend proved fateful for three teens at Whitney High who were arrested on suspicion of making annoying internet communications and criminal threats and then released on June 2.  According the Sacramento Bee report...

The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: Above the Fray’s first advisory board meeting

#100HappyDays: Above the Fray’s first advisory board meeting

A gathering of greatness on the 22nd floor of the Esquire Building in downtown Sacramento, June 4, 2014. The Above the Fray team (including yours truly up front at the moment) presents program info to an advisory board for feedback.Now, I'm normally no...

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