Which is more important? Your child’s SAT scores or their social media profile?

 (This is a reprint from my Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column on Examiner.com). While many parents are concerned for the personal security of their children using mobile devices and apps, one of the subtlest concerns that can impact a child’s future college and...

Top 3 things kids need to know about creating on-line profiles

  Knowing how to use technology and knowing how to use it wisely to benefit you are two very different things. Tech-savvy kids need guidance on content and appropriate sharing. These are boundaries that promote personal security and build resilience. Your aim as the...

Is social media encouraging your teen to be a consumer or build wealth?

(This is a reprint from my Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column on Examiner.com) Last Monday, Marie Hall, co-founder of Living Smart Foundation in Carmichael, facilitated a personal finance workshop for teens and young adults entitled, Head Start to Money, at St....

Social media tips to set your child up for college & career success

Cyber Safety for Families with Joanna and Jodie on 103.9FM The Fish Family Morning Show Children wind up using social media at early ages and create a digital footprint which can show up in Google searches by colleges and employers. A digital footprint is the trail of...

Preparing digital natives for cyber-safe career trends

My two cents (This is a reprint from my Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner Column on Examiner.com) Last Tuesday Mary Konow, M.S., G.C.D.F. met with youth graduating from college to offer guidance about career trends and job search strategies. The event was hosted by...