We sat down with David Kaufmann a technology teacher at Medina City Schools who has been a teacher for over 18 years. In this podcast episode, discover tactical tips for monitoring your child’s social media activity, setting internet safety rules, and teaching them how to develop positive screen time habits.
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Recently, we sat down with Tracy Wright who is a writer from Giggle Magazine to talk about cyberbullying. In this episode, learn what cyberbullying warning signs to lo out for and what parents can do before a bullying turns into a life-threatening situation.
Targeted to kids ages 8-12 Roblox is the largest user-generated on gaming platform. A recent study revealed that the average monthly visits for Roblox users under the age of 13 is 25.5 visits. So, we created this Roblox Safety Guide for parents to help you keep your family safe.
With a recent survey by University of Phoenix revealing that very few U.S. adults consider their cyber safety when traveling, we asked Sterling Kellis to provide tips to help travelers stay secure. He advises vacationers to follow a simple cyber hygiene acronym: R-I-S-K.
We sat down with Lori Davis from Xavier School to discuss her school’s experience watching our Digital Safety Event videos. In this episode, Lori describes how the videos helped her educate students on how they can make their on presence the number one ticket to getting into their preferred university.
In this Parent University newsletter we talk about the World Health Organization officially recognizing gaming disorder and the warning signs, which social media network is making it easier to monitor app activity, the new Fortnite: Battle Royale feature parents need to know about, and .
With a recent study revealing that suicide-related hospital visits for teens and tweens have almost tripled, we think it’s important for parents to talk to their children about difficult subjects like depression and anxiety. In this post, learn how you can talk about suicide & depression with your children.
In this Parent University member newsletter we talk about which social media network is popular with teens than Snapchat and Instagram, where teens are seeking advice on, which social media habits are linked to depression, and .
is an app that offers unlimited instant messaging with encryption. The app syncs across devices so that users can access their chats on mobile, desktop or tablet. Recently, the app was temporarily removed from the App Store due to the danger it posed to children.
In this Parent University member newsletter we talk about which social networks are the worst offenders when it comes to showing children mature content, a new study that revealed suicide-related hospital visits have nearly tripled for adolescents, how Snapchat made it easier for students to their location, and .
If you don’t use a healthy amount of caution when it comes to what images you put out there for the world to see on and on social media, then you can begin to develop a negative digital foot. In this post, learn how to build positive image search results.
In this episode, Josh Ochs sat down with a high school student named Carson Magee who raises awareness for students with Type 1 diabetes. Learn how Carson uses social media and positive on content to raise awareness for his cause.
13 Reasons Why is a Netflix series based on a 2007 novel, by the same name, that depicts suicide in a graphic manner and is incredibly popular with teens. Many educators and psychologists have raised concerns that the show may serve as a trigger for self-injury among vulnerable students.
In this Parent University member newsletter we talk about an app that has double the amount of daily users as Snapchat (hint: it’s not Instagram), how Snapchat is rolling back on their redesign (and how it affects families), how a 9 year old’s Instagram got her mother fired, and .
Life360 Family Locator is a real time location-sharing app that uses GPS location data to report the location of users. Users create geofences around their home, and other frequently visited destinations. If your family uses the app, be aware that your children can start sharing their location with their friends.
The deodorant challenge is the latest teen viral trend. To participate, students spray their bare skin (or someone else’s) with aerosol deodorant for as long as they can stand it. The challenge is painful, can have a lasting impact, causes scarring, and is causing some teens to be hospitalized.
The Slender Man is a fictional character who originated from a viral internet meme. The character is portrayed as a tall, thin, and faceless man in a black suite who goes around traumatizing people. Although he is fictitious, the Slender Man is causing teens to act dangerously.
There have been a lot of digital safety updates in the news. In this Parent University member newsletter we talk about keeping students safe on Fortnite: Battle Royale, the new social media challenge that has teens snorting things up their nose, what Snapchat updated this week, and .
The condom snorting challenge is a viral trend where teens post a video of themselves snorting a condom through their nose and pulling it out of their mouth. While this may sound like a je, teens have been doing this challenge since 2007. Learn how to keep students safe.
Josh sat down with high school students from Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science. In these episodes we discuss when students should get a phone, how students can work with their parents to solve their own problems, how students can use Snapchat safely, and how students can respond to bullying.