Entries Tagged as 'social networking'

Boy expelled for cyberbullying

April 22nd, 2010 / 3 Comments

Last week I met a 7th grade boy who was expelled from school for cyberbullying. He wrote something, must have been a terrorizing something, on Facebook directed at a girl at school. Honestly, I am shocked! I know about cyberbullying of course. I’ve read a lot about it. I know it’s a big issue. I […]

Parents on Facebook

October 3rd, 2008 / 6 Comments

When Facebook.com opened up for anyone to join, several Facebook groups “against parents on Facebook” popped up with hundreds of members. It seems that the college students for whom the site was geared did not want to have their parents on  Facebook. Well, I am a parent and I’m on Facebook. I think every parent […]

Become genuinely interested in your kids

July 5th, 2008 / 5 Comments

“My kids talk for hours with their friends, but they don’t tell me anything!” Communication problem? Generation gap? The problem is actually an occupational hazard of being a parent. Since day one of our children’s lives, we’ve told our children what to do: put on your shoes, eat your vegetables, pick up your socks, don’t […]

Social networking – a teens point of view

February 14th, 2008 / 4 Comments

I am very proud to have Vanessa Van Petten author today’s post. Vanessa is an incredibly mature young lady, the the teen author of the parenting book “You’re Grounded!” She writes a parenting blog from a teen’s perspective to help parents understand what is actually going on in the mind of kid’s today. Vanessa and […]

MySpace – and other social network sites – should we allow our kids to use them?

November 27th, 2007 / 2 Comments

MySpace Banner Social network sites are the big thing. But the word MySpace strikes fear into the heart of concern parents. Should we allow our children to use MySpace? When my daughter asked if she can open an account, I had to think through this issue. Here’s how I decided…