Did Your Child Receive a Digital Device Over the Holidays? What You Should Know

Parents everywhere are sighing with relief that the holidays are over and the hectic schedules of concerts, parties, and routines are returning to normal. It’s easy to pack away the holiday decorations for another year, but it’s not realistic to forget the special presents our children received. Many of our sons and daughters unwrapped digital devices that require our attention and supervision- at least until you are comfortable with a child’s digital skill set.
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Digital Devices And Children: Things To Consider

It’s no secret our kids are digitally connected at rates that were incomprehensible when we were the same ages all those years ago. While many people assume digital devices are only geared for teens, it might be surprising to realize that even infants and toddlers have daily access to tablets, Smartphones, computers, and more. In fact, children between the ages of 0 to 8 spend one-quarter of their screen time on digital devices. Continue Reading →

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How to Homeschool Like Elon Musk – WHS 177

Elon Musk is the founder of several innovative companies which include Tesla, SpaceX, and PayPal. He’s also decided to homeschool his 5 children, sort of. He’s started an innovative private school for his 5 kids and 15 others that has no grades and takes an unschooling approach to education.

His approach to education is much like his approach to business and these basic principles can be applied to any homeschool.
How to Homeschool Like Elon Musk

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Do You Know What You Don’t Know About Your Teens & Online Privacy?

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Do you know what your child is sharing on their social media accounts?

More importantly, do you know who can see it?

Today, teens are finding new ways to cover their online tracks.

Often, this means parents are kept in the dark while personal information is shared with complete strangers.

This can be a BIG problem.

82% of cyber stalkers use social media to find out information about their potential victims – where they live and what school they attend.

This information is enough to make any parent worried.

So, what should parents be doing to keep their children safe online?

To provide some answers, the team at Rawhide Boys Ranch has put together the detailed infographic shown below. Continue Reading →

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Top 5 Podcasts of 2015

Every year I’m amazed at how my audience grows. I’m also amazed when certain podcasts seem to resonate with listeners. Sometimes the topics I cover here aren’t directly tech-related but it’s nice to know that you, the listener, appreciate every episode. So, let’s take a look at the Top 5 Podcasts of 2015.

I’m basing my number off of statistics that I get from Blubrry, my media host. If you’re a fellow podcaster, you can get free statistics for your podcast there as well.
Top 5 Podcasts of 2015

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