Tuesday, May 21, 2019

How much is too much? Test could show the effect of gaming on your kid’s brain.

Over 250 MILLION people play #Fortnite, some of hours every day – so what does your kid’s brain look like on video games? The side-by-side scans reveal brain activity in areas of the brain sometimes related to addiction: gma.abc/2WY4KbB

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Joy and Freedom

From our sponsor: SchoolCounselor.com

Experience the joy of doing more of what you love and the freedom of having extra income. Not sure how to do it exactly? We’ve got you covered with this new book! School Counselor Side Hustle has everything you ever wanted to know about succeeding at a lucrative side hustle! All educators and aspiring side hustlers, practicing or retired, will benefit from this book.
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Perhaps in our lifetimes, we will see all educators in the United States be treated more respectfully and professionally, especially when it comes to salary, benefits, and working conditions. Other countries do this already. But until that time, many of us need to monetize our unique time and talents beyond the classroom to gain greater financial freedom.
This book spotlights several school counselors and educators who are already doing it. Their stories will help inspire you and give you insights into how side hustling is done. Our side hustle spotlights share the valuable lessons they have learned and then give us sage advice. School Counselor Side Hustle covers seven main areas which include:
  • Creating Resources
  • Authoring a Book
  • Public Speaking
  • Developing Tools
  • Selling Merchandise
  • Adjunct Teaching
  • Private Practice Counseling
You’ll also learn about many other side hustles and side jobs that school counselors are currently engaging in that go beyond our “Big Seven.” And, we cover the “nuts and bolts” of side hustle development from beginning to end in a practical way. From setting up your company to promoting your product or service, this book gives you the detailed information you need to start a side hustle or get your existing one to the next level.
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Kate Bailin
Kimberlita Casper
Ernest Cox
Julie Frizzi
Danielle Gray
Deb Hardy
Linda Hart
Laurie Mendoza
Carol Miller
Angela Molloy
Kat Pastor
Leticia Powell
Jeff Ream
Franciene Sabens
Giuseppe & Sina Sabella
Shawna West
Sonny Lerner
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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Verizon Reveals Kids' Phone Plan with Parental Controls

Verizon is launching a new Just Kids smartphone plan, which includes tracking and Wi-Fi-blocking abilities for parents. The TODAY anchors talk about it on the 3rd hour of TODAY.

Watch the video here:


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

13 Online Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About

Don't Panic, What Parents Really Need To Know About 'Momo Challenge'

From Andy Robertson
As I expand below, evidence of direct harm caused by the game is yet to be found. It is essentially a viral ghost story. Rather than sharing warnings that perpetuate and mythologize the story, a better focus is good positive advice for children, set up technology appropriately and take an interest in their online interactions.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/andyrobertson/2019/02/27/dont-panic-what-parents-really-need-to-know-about-momo-challenge

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Do you have a child who is being bullied or harassed at school?

Do you have a child who is being bullied or harassed at school? Has the response of the school done nothing to stop this harm? (There is no evidence that what most schools are doing is effectively addressing this concern.)

Be Positively Powerful: An Empowerment Plan for Teens Who Are Bullied or Harassed is a new book by Nancy Willard. In this book, teens can learn seven powerful, positive approaches to become empowered even in the face of being treated badly. Parents can use these approaches with younger children.

Nancy is an internationally recognized authority on bullying and seeks to empower those who are being bullied and their parents. Her book is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2E8fT2R

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Special issue on bystanders in online aggression published

Dear researchers, colleagues, and readers interested in internet-related research,

Bystanders witnessing online aggression can make a difference - if they choose to intervene. Read the special issue devoted to these important actors in online world published at the end of 2018. The issue was edited by Hana Machackova (Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia), Jan Pfetsch (Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany), and Georges Steffgen (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg). The issue contains 6 articles: a systematic review focused on the personal and contextual factors which may facilitate or inhibit the bystanders’ actions; empirical elaboration on the participant roles of cyberbullying; studies grasping the specificity of online aggression and its impact on bystanders’ responses; investigation of negativity and aggression in celebrity-news articles and following readers’ discussions; and a study providing evidence about negative consequences of bystanders’ experiences.

We believe the issue presents a unique collection of new  insights in this timely research field. Enjoy the reading!

Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace
IF (2017): 1.400
SJR (2017): 0.774
ISSN: 1802-7962

The issue content:

Editorial: Special issue on bystanders of online aggression
Hana Machackova, Jan Pfetsch and Georges Steffgen
Article 1
A systematic literature review of factors that moderate bystanders’ actions in cyberbullying
Fernando Domínguez-Hernández, Lars Bonell and Alejandro Martínez-González
Article 3:
Bystanders of bullying: Social-cognitive and affective reactions to school bullying and cyberbullying
Rhea-Katharina Knauf, Heike Eschenbeck, and Michael Hock

Article 5:
Joining the clash or refusing to bash? Bystanders reactions to online celebrity bashing
Gaëlle Ouvrein, Charlotte J.S. De Backer and Heidi Vandebosch

Article 6:
The moderation of empathy in the longitudinal association between witnessing cyberbullying, depression, and anxiety
Michelle F. Wright, Sebastian Wachs and Bridgette D. Harper

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