Digital Parenting: The Critical Thinking Skills Kids Need in The Age of Fake News

2018-10-15T16:09:16+00:00 October 7, 2018|Blog|

These days information comes at us fast and furious. So quickly, that we easily come face-to-face with videos, articles, blog posts and websites that look real and feel authentic, but are fake or at least distorted. Too many of us—no matter what our political leaning—have been victim to misinformation and [...]

What We Can Learn From Celebrities on Social Media

2018-10-13T20:01:25+00:00 August 28, 2018|Blog|

Thanks to social media, fans and critics alike have access to celebrities’ lives -- or at least, the version of their lives that celebrities choose to curate online. It’s an insider’s viewpoint that before the advent of social media was simply not possible. Today’s celebrities post on Instagram, share on [...]

The Real You vs. Social Media You: How Social Media Is Shaping People’s Perception Of You

2018-10-13T20:04:54+00:00 April 8, 2018|Blog|

No need to wait for a new year to roll around for a little introspection that can always be a helpful and healthful approach to making positive changes in your life. Maybe you are taking some time to take stock of the past and to make plans for the future. [...]

To Post or Not To Post?

2018-10-13T20:05:44+00:00 March 8, 2018|Blog|

As a young person growing up in the Digital Age, your voice has tremendous reach thanks to social media platforms. From Snapchat to Instagram to Twitter and more, you can assert yourself as you wish: to express, to challenge, to inform—and also, to criticize, to mock, to gloat, to hurt [...]

Be Good Online. Almost Everything On The Internet Is Traceable… And The Internet Has A Good Memory

2018-10-13T20:09:02+00:00 September 8, 2017|Blog|

As we all know, the power of technology has created convenience and connectivity never known before. Used for good, technology is an awesome and beautiful thing. Used carelessly or for malicious purposes, technology is a terrible beast that cannot be tamed. To keep technology working for your own benefit, you [...]

Back To School Reminder… Watch Your Digital Trail Behind You Before it Smacks You in the A$$!

2018-10-13T20:09:11+00:00 August 25, 2017|Blog|

By Jennifer Geller, Savvy Cyber Kids Contributor Ten incoming freshman to Harvard learned a cyber ethics lesson the hard way. Thanks to their online behavior, Harvard rescinded their acceptance offers. Why? They posted offensive jokes, mainly memes, to a private Facebook group on topics practically pulled straight from a Cards [...]

Is it Real News or Fake News?

2018-10-13T20:10:31+00:00 March 28, 2017|Blog|

No matter which side of the political landscape you identify most with, our curious and information-seeking human nature makes us naturally susceptible to news that gives validity to our political, emotional and social leanings. So, what’s a person seeking the truth about what is actually happening in the world around [...]