Category Archives: Online Safety

Keeping Your Family Safe Online As A New School Year Commences

A new school year is upon us and the first thing many families want to do is share that first school day through social media. In my opinion, that should not be the first thing that comes to your mind. You should be thinking about the conversation you will have with your kiddos after the […]

Dr. Michele Borba, Best Selling Author, Parenting & Bullying Expert Is Coming To North Iowa

Dr. Michele Borba is coming to Mason City, Iowa on September 28, 2016. Best selling author Dr. Michele Borba offers nine proven habits to help nurture empathy in children- from birth to young adulthood- and explains why developing empathy is a key predictor of which kids will thrive and succeed in the new global, digital […]

All of These Apps, What’s A Parent To Do?

It’s no secret, kids are using apps day in and day out. Often times, it’s parents that hand over their smart phones and tell their kids to be quiet and surf the net. How often do you see a child three-four years old holding a smart phone while their parents are shopping in the grocery […]

Tips For Finding A Job Online

You can find a job online. I found one, a few years ago, when I was not looking for one. Did you know that businesses have a hard time finding people that know how to behave online? I learned early on, that many do. I hopped on the Twitter train several years ago. It was […]

Three Reasons Why You Should Care About Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is technically bullying that takes place using technology and it amazes me that I continually run into people that say, “Why should I care?” Here are three reasons why you should pay attention to this matter. It is a fact that kids that are bullied online or offline, have a rough time socially. This […]

Parenting Through Apps Is Our World Today

Let’s face it, kids today are using smart phones day in and day out. And I am here to tell you that they are most likely not being used to call their parents. Apps are the reason most of our kids are using smart phones. The argument that parents have when it comes to giving […]

Educating Families On Cyberbullying And Bullying Matters In Every Community

Tonight I was part of a Cyberbullying/bullying presentation through our local YMCA. Sadly, there were no families in attendance. What I find so interesting is the fact that I see several folks complain online that schools, local organizations such as the YMCA, churches, and other places families frequent are not doing anything to assist when […]

Join In The Discussion: Cyberbullying/Bulling At The YMCA In Mason City

National Cyber Safety Awareness Month kicks off  in October. Our community here in North Iowa is not immune to cyber bullying and/or bullying. I am pleased to have partnered with the YMCA in Mason City, Iowa. We are presenting a program on cyber bullying and bullying on October 7, 2014, 6:30 p.m. in the Teen […]

Your Kids And Online Safety

Each day I hear someone say, “I really don’t know how to handle this.” What makes my head turn is the fact that this person is referring to the internet and social media. The internet is a part of our lives and it is not going anywhere. We all need to step up to the […]

Tips From The Best Of The Best On Being Safe Online

I recently spent a week-end in St. Augustine, Florida, surrounded with some of the best of the best when it comes to keeping all of us safe online. The community of St. Augustine is blessed to be home to CES (Community Empowerment Series). I wondered if I would come home thinking, ” Should I go offline?” Well, […]