The Gift of Presence
    December 24, 2013
    What the Holidays Mean to Me: The Gift of Presence

    Depending on your stage in life, the biggest part of the holidays can be the presents or your presence. Children are anxious to wake-up and see what presents are under the tree, while elderly people a…

    Hooked On Cyber-Life
    September 20, 2013
    Hooked On Cyber-Life: When Screen Time Replaces Family Time

    Digital addiction. I always hear about how parents believe their kids or teens are addicted to the Internet and especially their cell phones. The word addiction is usually related to substance abuse, …

    Being a Social Media Role Model and Mentor
    September 19, 2013
    Being a Social Media Role Model and Mentor

    I often talk about parents and their part in leading by example, both online and off. Children are very impressionable and will often mimic their parents’ habits—good and bad. Since online behavio…

    No Rewind Button on the Internet
    September 18, 2013
    There Is No Rewind Button on the Internet: Pause to Think Before You Post

    What you share is as important as how you share it. Over sharing is an area that both kids and adults can be guilty of. It is important to understand what is appropriate and what crosses the line, dig…

    Making the World-Wide-Web Your Friend
    September 17, 2013
    Making the World-Wide-Web Your Friend

    Building a positive online reputation (digital footprint) should be a requirement of owning a computer. Every keystroke counts. It is as simple as that. There will come a time when just about everythi…

    Smile You Are On the World-Wide-Web
    September 16, 2013
    Smile, You Are On the World-Wide-Web

    Yes, within seconds your life can go viral. A simple click of a mouse or tap of a keypad and your digital world is soaring through cyberspace. The Internet is one of the greatest educational tools yet…