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Let Them Show You How They Learn

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A year into the pandemic, the instructional sands keep shifting from in-person, to remote, to concurrent (or hybrid) and back again. And almost every conversation I have with educators regardless of whether they are classroom teachers, instructional specialists or administrators is around student engagement. Sometimes these conversations are with administrators concerned about the increasing numbers […]

Teens Pornography Usage On A Rise

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Be it intentional or accidental, we as parents would never want our child to view pornography. It is far more than just an “it is wrong” feeling. Many of such sites are actually targeting kids. And statistics have shown that it is succeeding.   In a span of 20 years, researchers have discovered a large […]

Teenagers Dating Apps That You Need To Know About

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Is there such a thing as a dating app that doesn’t spell danger for teens? Frankly, we don’t know of any – but here’s a roundup of some of the worst of the worst. If you find your child is using one of them – don’t panic and try not to judge. You want to […]

Using Social Media For Classroom Research

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Did you know it’s possible for students to use social media as a classroom research tool? Over the years social media has evolved from being a mere communication platform where people can connect with their long-time friends. It has matured into a platform where people conduct real business in addition to just making connections. Facebook […]

Say No To Racism Online

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Whenever we see injustice, we all have a responsibility to confront it. Every day, no matter our background or our age, every single one of us has a role to play in taking on an unfair system while working to build a new one that truly works for all. Guiding our girls in learning to […]

One Stop Parental Guide to Social Media

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When it comes to social media, the picture that first comes to our mind are usually teenagers being glued to their smartphones watching INSTA story and even TikTok. There has also been a misconception that social media is only for the younger ones or ‘teens’. However, these days, looking around in public transport or even […]

Authoritative Tech Parenting?

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Parenting articles and books have been encouraging parents to form close bonds with their child. But the advice dramatically shifts for the raising of older children, as pop-culture pundits suggest that it’s normal for teens, and even pre-teens, to disengage from their families. “She lives on her phone in her room, But what can I […]

Digital Well-Being Guidelines

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In this unprecedented time, technology has become part of our social fabric in a deeper, more intimate way than ever before. For many of us, technology has been a social lifeline. Unfortunately, our increased reliance on technology doesn’t diminish the challenges and dangers it poses. QUESTIONS TO ASK OURSELVES: What thought, feeling, or impulse led […]

I have more friends online!

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Social isolation has certainly increased in Japan, where half a million young people live as “hikikomori” — recluses who don’t leave their homes. And loneliness in Britain has increased enough that the government has created a “minister for loneliness.” According to a new survey, 86 percent of American and British citizens believe that “increased use […]