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2.182018

Girls Don’t Play Video Games, Do They?

By | February 18, 2018|

By Jennifer Geller, Savvy Cyber Kids Contributor Many consider the U.S. the birthplace of gaming, borne arcade gaming, the introduction of the first personal computers and home gaming consoles. These influences produced the game players and the game developers who shaped the direction of the industry—leading to gaming improvements in software, graphics, sound and player interaction that has also informed the technologies we use on a daily basis. Whether you [...]

2.82018

A Parent’s Guide to Sexting Emojis

By | February 8, 2018|

Ever wonder what your kids are saying with texting slangs and sexting emojis? A new coming of age movie, Blockers, starring John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz as the traditionally-minded parents who discover their daughters’ prom night “sex pact,” comedically puts it out there… the traumas of parenting in the digital age. Can you decipher what this screenshot from Blockers is saying? The chart will help! Emoji Descriptions Usage Monkey with hand over [...]

1.282018

The Right Age for a First Phone

By | January 28, 2018|

Before we start this chat off with some preachy, scientific-based but potentially somewhat tone-deaf-to-reality blanket statements, let’s look at what is actually happening with today’s youth. The average age for a child getting their first smartphone is now 10-years-old. 64% of kids have access to the internet via their own devices, compared to 42% in 2012. 39% of kids get a social media account at 11-years-old. On average, kids in [...]

1.182018

Suit Up, It’s Time to Put Your Cyber Superhero Identity to Use

By | January 18, 2018|

What, you don’t have a cyber super hero identify? Cyber villains are on the loose and armed like never before. Equifax + Alteryx = your mere mortal identity information is on the loose. And the cyber villains are using everything they can find in the wild to launch their attack! If we take a page from the latest super hero films from DC (Wonder Woman and Justice League) and Marvel [...]

1.82018

Identity Theft Prevention & Identity Theft Response

By | January 8, 2018|

Technology and convenience go hand-in-hand, right? It’s true. We can now conduct our personal and professional business activities online in ways that hardly could have been imagined even just a few years ago. But, like with everything else, there is a price to pay for added convenience. And in this case, there are very real threats to security when putting your private information online…a necessary step to accessing technology conveniences. [...]

12.272017

“Are You Using Me Too Much?,” said No Device Ever

By | December 27, 2017|

2018 Is Around The Corner, Is It Time for A Tech Diet? It’s almost 2018 and tech is here to stay. No amount of inventive family activity planning, no screen time limits and no software or parental control can eliminate the presence of screens from our lives. Screens in every shape and form are in our kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, offices and classrooms. Screens have found their way into restaurants [...]