Top questions from parents—answered by Dr. Gwenn Is Facebook really that dangerous? Dr. Gwenn: Facebook itself isn’t dangerous, but how we use Facebook can put us in some types of danger if we are not cybersavvy. The biggest danger we face on Facebook is risk of harming our … [Read more...] about CyberSecurity Tip 19: Cyberwise Parenting
It's the weekend!! What are you doing reading this post?? Today is your day to disconnect, go off the grid and spend time offline with your family, friends or just yourself. Have a great day. I'll be back soon with more cybersafe and savvy tips. … [Read more...] about CyberSecurity Tip 17 and 18 : UnPlugged Weekend!
Text adapted from CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering Kids in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming and Social Media (American Academy of Pediatrics, October 2010) Myth: Social networking is dangerous. Dr. Gwenn’s Myth Bust: Social networking can be safe and often is, if done … [Read more...] about CyberSecurity Tip 16: Busting Digital Myths
With teens and tweens using cell phones as an extension of their social lives, this is a good month to pause and think about some of the topics our tweens and teens may not be aware can be danger zones when using the cell phone. In today's digital world, kids have cell phones … [Read more...] about CyberSecurity Tip 15: Cell Phone Danger Zones
Teens waiting for dinner: do you sense a theme? A suggested rescue for your dinner: Try the phone stacking game. Have everyone in your family stack your phones on the counter or in the center of the table, face down, and focus on dinner and conversation. Some families have … [Read more...] about CyberSecurity Tip 14: Wordless Wednesday – Teen Life