Let’s Talk About Girl Gamers!
While boys spend more than two and a half times as much time playing video games as girls, the gaming industry reports that 46% of players worldwide are female (Fnatic, 2022). And it turns out that the benefits to girls who game are worth talking about! Since girls are [...]
What is Social Media Usage Doing to Our Children and Teens?
By Megan Farnam Children and teens today are navigating a world that nobody at their age and point of development has ever had to encounter in previous generations. While social media is great for being a form of self-expression, an outlet to communicate, and a way to network all [...]
Netflix Docuseries “Web of Lies: A Murder in D.C.” Discussion Questions
By Ellie Halpert The second episode of Netflix’s hit docuseries “Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies, and the Internet” takes a deep dive into conspiracy theories. In particular the episode focuses on the death of Seth Rich - a 27 year old man working for the Democratic National Party [...]
Is Using Public Wi-Fi Safe?
By Megan Farnam Most of us carry our smart phones with us and many people are now working remotely post-pandemic after seeing that it can be a successful work option. With our phones at our fingertips, we can scroll through social media, shop online, read a book, or carry [...]
Sextortion & Teens: Why This Topic Should Be On Every Parent’s Radar Now & Forever
The dangers that can be found online are, for everyone, but especially for young people, daunting and something to be concerned enough about to revisit as an ongoing conversation within every family, again and again. The sad truth is that you will never run out of real-life news stories [...]
Netflix Docuseries “Web of Lies: Death by SWAT” Discussion Questions
By Ellie Halpert The first episode of Netflix’s Docuseries, “Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies, and the Internet,” discusses the unexpected dangers that come with online gaming. Gaming culture is incredibly aggressive and gamers say harsh, cruel things to strangers, or even their friends. In the online gaming community, [...]
By Megan Farnam These days scammers have advanced from the boring outdated email phishing to the young, hip, contemporary text message phishing. “Congrats! You have won the monthly giveaway! Click here to claim your prize” “We are attempting to deliver your packages and are unable to locate your address. [...]
Top 6 Digital Parenting Tips for the New Year
As our vast online worlds grow and continue to change, it’s important to remember to keep cyber safety and digital privacy front and center. Here our top six tips to keep your family protected throughout 2023! Tell your kids to keep their clothes on! If your child is old [...]
The Best First Phone to Get Your Kids
If you have been following our posts and guidance since we launched Savvy Cyber Kids as an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2007, you know how we feel about parenting in a world filled with technology. If this is your first visit to our site, and one of our [...]
Are we sharing too much?
By Megan Farnam Social media can be a great way to network and to stay connected to loved ones who aren’t nearby. It can be a place to have virtual discussions with a large group of people or share a message with an audience all over the world. It [...]
The importance of freezing your child’s credit and your own
Identity theft is on the rise. According to the FTC, millions of Americans filed fraud reports last year. In 2021, people filed a total of 5.7 million reports. In addition to identity theft reports and complaints about businesses, 2.8 million of those reports were about fraud. Consumers reported losing [...]
Support Savvy Cyber Kids During our Annual Fundraiser!
We are excited to announce that starting November 1, 2022 and ending November 30, 2022 we will be running a 50/50 cash raffle where the Grand Prize winner will receive up to $50,000 cash! Our mission is to enable youth, families and school communities to be empowered by technology, recognizing that [...]