School safety is an issue that travels well beyond campus

Tomorrow, I get to start my busy day off speaking with educators about how they play an important role in helping kids have a safe and healthy experience with technology – just one more thing on their very full plates. My dad was an educator, and we often talk about how much things have changed since his time in schools; technology has brought about some wonderful innovations and incredible challenges. I speak with teachers all the time about balance, responsibility and frustrations when it comes to technology and at the end of the day, it all comes down to a community approach. Goodness knows teachers have one of the most important jobs in the world, and their list of responsibilities continue to grow. As parents, it’s our job to work with our schools to try help our kids strike a healthy balance. What a great article in the Los Angeles Times about these issues. #parenting #education #teachers

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Sports Illustrated

My point in sharing this post is to make your day, as it made mine. Never, ever give up.

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NBC Local Media Embedded Video Player

For the past 6 months, I’ve talked about #Fortnite almost every single day. I hear a collective groan from parents when I bring it up in presentations, and a burst of excitement when I discuss it with their kids. I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to sit down and talk to NBC10 Boston’s Leslie Gaydos NBC10 Boston about all things (the good and the bad) Fortnite.

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First-of-its-kind study analyzes effects of video games on brain and body

#gaming has been a major topic of conversation this year, and the studies coming out of it are fascinating. Many thanks to Maura for sending along this article, so much more remains to be seen when it comes to this topic. #parenting #healthytech

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CNN

I spent my week talking with kids about privacy and about how nothing is really private in this age of hacking. This is breaking news and is really bad news for us and for digital privacy in general. Quick action step and a good general reminder: change your passwords now, and change them often.
Also, this is a super important article to share with your kids and family – we all need to understand that in these exciting and new digital times, we are offered convenience yet many risks we should all weigh.

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