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How PA Schools are Protecting Kids - Digtially

Computers are present in almost every house, school and coffee shop. With computers comes the Internet, now a staple of our generation. Online access, with all its pluses, presents a concern to many parents.

Got time? Get INSPIRED!

Some people use Pinterest like a refrigerator door—a mishmash of reminders as well as images that bring a smile. Others carefully curate their Pinterest collections. Still others use the juxtaposition of images for inspiration the way people in creative fields use vision or mood boards. Need a desert for the potluck, a rainy day craft for the kids, a gift for a friend? There’s a Pinterest board for that...

What parents need to know about Snapchat

What parents need to know about Snapchat

Snapchat is one of the latest apps teens are using to communicate, and yet it’s not as “safe” as it appears...

When gossip becomes a threat

When gossip becomes a threat

Yesterday, my daughter who is a senior at a local high school emailed me a link to a website she thought I should take a look at. When I clicked on the link, it began with a paragraph that suggested the site creator knew all of the school’s “secrets.” This should be interesting, I thought. After all, it’s a small-town school and there are bound to be a lot of secrets—many of which I’ve already heard about through the local grapevine. The website included photos of kids at the school, but what I found most compelling...

Cyberschool opens a new world for local families

Cyberschool sounded like a zany education trend when it burst onto the national radar almost a decade ago. But with 39 states, including Pennsylvania, now embracing online education, it seems like cyberschools are on track to totally transform education in the U.S.

Digital Music Guide

Digital Music Guide

Computer Camps Make Learning Fun

Computer camps across the country are keeping up with today’s tech-savvy youth by enhancing creativity with professional-grade software.

Earn money playing video games?

Parents often use the argument, “You can’t make a living playing video games,” to encourage their children to do something more productive. But that argument may be null and void, thanks to the highly-anticipated release...

Are kids listening to music too loud?

Huh? What? Turn that down! A familiar phrase to many, but are our children listening? It’s not easy to get kids to listen to much, unless it’s blaring out of their own personal stereo.More than 3 million people, many of them children and young adults, own an mp3 player, an Ipod or other personal listening devices. Many experts believe that the frequent use of these devices, especially at high volumes, is contributing to the increase in noise-induced hearing loss.

Safe Social Networking for Kids and Teens

Social networking sites like Facebook were supposed to make the Internet a little safer by creating a community of people who knew each other, but it hasn’t quite worked out that way.

 
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