How Many Notifications During a Typical High School Class?

How Many Notifications During a Typical High School Class?

By Kerry Gallagher In a 9th grade math class in Toronto, a teacher asked students to keep track of how many notifications came through their phones during the one hour class. Together, the 20 students received 190 notifications in that short period of time. Most of...
Talk About How to Handle Online Bullying Before It Happens

Talk About How to Handle Online Bullying Before It Happens

By Kerry Gallagher The warming temperatures are a signal that the last weeks of the school year are here. This means that our teens are spending more time connecting using their devices. They have big summer plans to make together, and we want that for them! Sometimes...
Updates on America’s TikTok Use and a Guide For Parents

Updates on America’s TikTok Use and a Guide For Parents

By Kerry Gallagher There is a lot of news about TikTok and the legislation that would require the company to change ownership. The legislation gives TikTok one year to find a U.S. buyer, so the app isn’t going away anytime soon. It’s important to keep ourselves...
Catfishing and Sextortion

Catfishing and Sextortion

By Kerry Gallagher A recent article from CNN provides some helpful explanations and tips we should remind ourselves and our teens about: “Catfishing is when a person uses false information and images to create a fake identity online with the intention to trick,...
Online Safety Tips for School Breaks

Online Safety Tips for School Breaks

By Kerry Gallagher Time away from school, whether for a staycation or for some planned travel, is a great time to remind ourselves about steps we should always take to keep ourselves safer when using our devices. Here are some helpful tips: Do not plug your cell phone...