This is How Cell Phone are Connecting us with Each Other

We actually believe that our cell phone keep us connected to each other but it’s quite the opposite. We have become so obsessed with our phones that we can’t seem to be without them or be off them, even when we are with the people we care about. What is this about? I really thing we need to look at obsession or addition closer. Having Coffee [divider top="0"] Get together at a restaurant [divider top="0"] Enjoying a beautiful museum [divider top="0"] Enjoying Sushi with a good friend [divider top="0"] Teenagers enjoying a day at...

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Cyber Communications…Do You Know Who You’re Talking Too?

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “When we are communicating with strangers over the Internet there are precautions that we should take. Take this seriously — you just never know who you are chatting with.” Get off the site and log out if you feel uncomfortable at all. Save the conversation before you leave. Tell your parents right away. Block the user and never communicate with him or her again. Seriously, you don’t have a clue who you are talking to when you are in chat rooms, or...

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Parents Empower Your Teen, Gift Them Self Esteem

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “You already have the power within yourself. Use it! You are strong enough to take care of yourself. The more you care for yourself, the stronger you will become. Just take action, and do it! Become the person who is confident and satisfied with herself.” I am always talking to parents about the control they think they have over their teenagers.  The bottom line is they have none. If a teen wants to do something, they will find a way to do it, whether...

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10 Things you didn’t know about Chat-Roulette

It’s tough to keep up with all of the ways to communicate over the net, this was a new one for me. I found an article from Sue Scheff that she wrote with credits to Top Dating Sites. Check it out and let me know what you think. Summer is upon us and the kids are going to have more time on their hands, make sure it’s not spent online all day. As the Internet and social networking expands there are always new concerns.  Last year Chat-Roulette made the headlines across the nation, including Florida. With summer almost here, many...

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“Technology can blur teens’ view of cheating” by the Chicago Tribune

A call that your teenager was caught cheating is hard to interpret as anything but bad news. But you can turn the incident into a learning experience — and maybe even a turning point. In an age of cell phone cameras, Internet-enabled hand-held devices and other technology, it’s easier than ever to game the system. “Our poor kids live in a world where the lines have been blurred,” says Liz Perle, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Common Sense Media. “Downloading a song for free. Is that theft? But it’s free. We...

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