21st Century life

Can You Have an Online Presence & Still Have Some Online Privacy? – Media! Tech! Parenting! – Parents Article

How do you develop a solid online presence while simultaneously having the ability to enjoy a social media account with friends and maybe even be a little goofy? It is possible, but organizing one’s digital footprints takes organization and attention. This issue is of paramount importance for people who will be applying for school or jobs in today’s digital world. To learn more about managing life in the social media world check out an informative New York Times article that…

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Yes, White Supremacists Do Attempt to Recruit Kids Online – Media! Tech! Parenting! – Parents Article

Hate groups and their members have been around for a long time, but the connected world has amplified their insidious messages for people of all ages. A sizeable percentage of the online messages from these groups are aimed at middle and high school children. Recently an article, ‘Listen up.’ How White Supremacists are Recruiting Boys Online, appeared in the September 17, 2019 Washington Post and described in some detail how extremist groups are attempting to recruit adolescents. Over the years, I’ve…

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Panic & Fear About Technology — Especially Social Media – Media! Tech! Parenting! – Parents Article

Do you find yourself nervous and at wits end about all the problems with social media and kids? Do you dread hearing the next news report about kids, screens, and digital addiction because it feels too close to home? Are you regularly worried about the intensity of your own digital activities? Few people will argue with the notion that our digital world needs tweaking. With data collecting running amock, hackers breaking into corporations around the world, bad actors using social…

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Video from The Atlantic Addresses Sharenting Issues – Parents Article

Video from The Atlantic. Questions to Consider How do you feel about sharing photos of children before they have a say about what is shared? How might an extensive digital dossier of photos affect a child when he or she reaches elementary or middle school? Should we pay more attention early-on to a child’s privacy […] This is only a snippet of a Parents Article written by Marti Weston Read Full Parenting Article

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