Signs your child is being cyberbullied and what to do about it

Signs your child is being cyberbullied and what to do about it

Jeremiah Aha, M.A., M.Div, APCC, is the Assistant Director and Therapist at Wellness Together in Rocklin. Wellness Together focuses on providing mental health services for youth and is a preferred service provider for schools and families in the Sacramento region and...
Tips to help teens manage stress

Tips to help teens manage stress

Last week, Dr. Lucy Vezzuto, Coordinator of the K-12 Student Mental Health and Social and Emotional Learning program at the Orange County Department of Education, addressed over 200 parents at the Rocklin Community Center about the stress youth experience and what...
Talking to grade schoolers about the risks of social media and texting

Talking to grade schoolers about the risks of social media and texting

Last Sunday, I met with fourth and fifth graders at St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church to talk about the risks of social media and texting, and how to respond with confidence.  This training was part two of a class on Your Circle of Grace and Social Media, which helps...
Teens’ live streaming sex-capades fuels mistrust between tech-savvy youth and parents

Teens’ live streaming sex-capades fuels mistrust between tech-savvy youth and parents

Earlier this week, Yahoo News reported yet another incident of teen abuse of technology in Milwaukee that feeds the mistrust between parents and tech-savvy youth. According to the report posted by CBS58, two 14-year-old girls cut class with a 15-year old boy and live...
Checking behavior that fuels the cyberbully problem for youth

Checking behavior that fuels the cyberbully problem for youth

According to a Haelio Pyschiatry report yesterday, a recent study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting indicated that kids who had experienced cyberbullying and in-person physical bullying were two times more likely to become aggressive with their...
Tips for kids to respond to on-line personal attacks and adversity

Tips for kids to respond to on-line personal attacks and adversity

(This is a reprint from my Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner Column on Examiner.com) Last Thursday, Lisa Ford Berry, founder and CEO of BRAVE Society, spoke to youth and parents at the Roseville Police Activities League gym in Roseville, about the simple steps youth...