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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...

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VIDEO: Girls On Deck at Sol Collective

Sol Collective hosted of series of workshops that helped young girls follow their dreams of becoming a DJ.

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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.

Consciousness and Health
Harvest of Health Available to Anyone, Anytime

Harvest of Health Available to Anyone, Anytime

For anyone who might have been listening, the exchange must have seemed pretty mundane. 


A man who has just moved to a new town strikes up a conversation with his barber. They discover they both enjoy hiking and the barber begins to wax poetic about his favorite local jaunts. He finishes cutting the man’s hair...

Banana Moments
How to monitor the “friend connections’ in your child’s social network

Jun 23, 2014
How to monitor the “friend connections’ in your child’s social network

Keep in mind most of the social media realm is truly adult swim, the minimum age to engage in social networks for this industry is 13, and many parents are allowing children to access networks at much younger ages. And there is no doubt that monitoring your child’s friend network is challenging in a...

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...

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VIDEO: 3-D Printing Lab at the Arcade Library

Jun 14, 2014

In the 21st century, public libraries have two tasks: attract community members to libraries and keep members technology literate. Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 ...

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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
Twelve steps for the cyber-powered family: Reclaiming peace

Jun 12, 2014
Twelve steps for the cyber-powered family: Reclaiming peace

Experiences like the trauma of being physically assaulted, abandoned and betrayed, as well as stimulants like drugs, alcohol, cyber technology, sex and graphic sexual images, and gambling can literally re-wire the brain to become dependent upon external sources to “feel good” or seek a sense of normal in response to painful emotion aroused in...

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