INTERNET WARRIORS

  No site is safe for kids. Where there are a group of kids there will be pedophiles looking to groom them. You can watch over your kids shoulder all you want but having an ongoing conversation and giving them a clue as to what to look for gives them the power to help stop…

ONLINE GAMES

Being a parent of a social media tween has been exhausting. There are literally hundreds of ways people can interact with technology and even though my daughter only has Instagram there are still several ways to communicate on that one app alone. I feel like I am in an airplane nosediving towards the ground and…

PONYTAIL PRISONER

I am a mom with a ten year old daughter, who is struggling to raise a strong individual who will also be a compassionate friend. Trust me, it is a balancing act to create confident girls that don’t become over-confident “Mean Girls.”  Girls can be downright vicious to their own gender and it is ever…

SPREADING RUMORS 

I have had several submissions on the topic of cyber bullying alone and this first submission is from Darla Halyk. Social media is the new weapon of choice and it has been used to cause numerous devastating consequences for children and adults alike.  One single comment can go from private to shared with hundreds of…

VILLAGE HEROES

This month I will be hosting a variety of people to help me educate, advise, and encourage people to not only be aware of the bullying that occurs around them but to hopefully find positive ways to discourage it. Bullying comes in an endless variety of forms born of limitless circumstances. We all need the…