10 More Internet Safety Tips for Homeschoolers – WHS 220

10 More Internet Safety Tips for Homeschoolers

As our kids grow up, we begin to give them a little bit more freedom. Maybe they get a smartphone or a laptop for themselves. This can be a scary time for parents who are concerned about the safety of their children.

If your teen has a device and you’re concerned about their online activity, here are 10 Internet Safety Tips for Homeschoolers that will keep teens safer online.

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Homeschool Wiring Diagram #3

The Wired Homeschool Wiring Diagram #3Alexa skills for kids, stolen iPhones, and news about Netflix’s latest hit are featured in this week’s wiring diagram.

The goal of these posts is to share interesting tech-related news and to try and identify trends or topics that you may want to incorporate into homeschooling. Continue Reading →


Body Image and Instagram – Infographic

Instagram Body Image Issues in TeensWhile media has come a long way in its portrayal of body image, we are still far from fully embracing images that represent every ‘body.’ Teens and younger tweens are faced with images daily that impact the way they view their own bodies…and contribute to what they perceive as the ideal for beauty.

In the 90s, Kate Moss’ thin aesthetic gave way to the waif ideal. However, the grunge movement and the Riot Grrrl musicians in that same decade helped teens and younger women see other ideas of what it meant to be female.

Today’s teens, however, are faced with curated and contrived images of beauty. Thanks to Instagram filters and the wonders of photoshop, bodies can be tweaked, faces can be glossed over and a look can be flawlessly transformed. Reality, it seems, is virtually blurred.  Continue Reading →


Managing Your Kids’ Screen Time with Kirk Martin – WHS 219 [Interview]

Managing Your Kids' Screen Time

Managing your kids’ screen time when you homeschool can sometimes feel like a daunting task. How much is too much?
How do you get your kids to step away from the computer?

Kirk Martin is the founder of Celebrate Calm and has given over 600,000 parents and teachers in 19 countries very specific, practical strategies to stop the yelling, defiance, and power struggles. He has been featured in USA Today, Parade Magazine, Parenting Magazine, and appeared on many TV and radio shows giving his timeless, practical advice for calm parenting.

Kirk, with his son Casey, speak to teachers and parents in schools and at conferences throughout the world. Today on The Wired Homeschool Kirk Martin will share some advice and techniques for managing how much time your kids spend in front of the computer and other screens.

Email Kirk and let him know you heard him on The Wired Homeschool.
Want to hear more from Kirk? Check out his podcast.
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