10 Cyber Security Tips for Digital Families

Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Once again, KidsPrivacy is excited to be a Champion for this campaign. Every October, my Twitter feed lights up with security tips and tools for keeping devices safe and secure. Every year, I discover more new and updated security tips. One of the best places to find tips for…

How Teens Are Using Facebook May Surprise You

When I first joined Facebook, my teen’s friends appeared often on my newsfeed. Most of my friends had friended their own kids and sometimes their teen’s posts popped up on my newsfeed. The last few years, I have rarely seen updates from them. Not seeing them, I assumed that moved on to Instagram and Snapchat.…

20 Great Websites for Parents

Spring-cleaning always energizes me to look at everything with a fresh perspective. This past week, I did a little spring-cleaning on KidsPrivacy. I played with different themes, toyed with moving around widgets and contemplated adding new features. The result is a long list of things to delete, things to add and things to move. My first change launches today.…

Talking Digital Free February 10th

February 10th is Safer Internet Day. This one day event is organised by Insafe each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and devices, especially among children and young people across the world. To celebrate Safer Internet Day, my book “Talking Digital: Tips and Scripts for Parenting in the Digital World” is free…

Talking with Annie Fox about Digital Kids

Last December, I spoke with Annie Fox on parenting in the digital world. Annie is the author of many books as well as the host of Family Confidential: Secrets of Successful Parenting a podcast that focuses on 21st century parenting challenges and solutions. Our chat is now featured on Family Confidential. Below is a link to our conversation…

Dont’ Miss an Opportunity to Talk about Security

One of the best ways to reach teens is to share with them a real world example. When talking to my kids I use a lot of stories from the news. For example when talking about digital reputation, I showed them “My Embarrassing Photo went Viral.” This weekend, we talked about the celebrity hacking scandal…