Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day October 15

How to keep kids safe online? First by teaching them that the same rules apply on the Internet as do in real life.

Tip of the Day October 14

“As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Tip of the Day October 13

For some tweens and teens, their online image is “everything.” Have frank discussions about the kinds of messages and photos they post and what really defines who they are.

Tip of the Day October 12

It’s okay for kids not to like or be friends with everyone they meet. But they still have to treat everyone with respect and compassion. How we treat people we don’t like very much says a lot about our character.

Tip of the Day October 11

The kids who are at most risk online [for sexual predation] are those who are at most risk offline. – Internet Safety Technical Task Force

Tip of the Day October 10

Have you heard of walking school buses? (Or walking patrols?) Could you start one in your school?

Tip of the Day October 9

When was the last time you heard a good story? Find old radio dramas online or borrow kids’ audio books at the library and listen to them as a family. Talk about the differences between hearing a story and watching it on a screen.

Tip of the Day October 8

Can’t beat ’em? Join ’em. Sit down and play your kids’ favorite computer or video games with them once or twice. Let them show you something they’re good at and enjoy.

Tip of the Day October 7

Do you have rules about phones and driving for your teens? (Or will you?) Do you follow the same rules, yourself?

Tip of the Day October 6

What are your rules for screen time for your kids? Do you follow them yourself?