Is Your Public Library iWISE?
As libraries try to stay relevant to the needs of 21st century patrons, many are transforming from a repository for books to a hangout for screen consumption. On a recent visit, I walked through the aisles of computer stations and noted that only 3 of the users appeared to […]
X-Rated SPAM Texts
A Texas mom had had the same mobile number for over 10 years and had never received an inappropriate text, until the following came up: “For live nudity available right now, click here.” Her mind immediately raced to the last known place where she provided her mobile number. Maybe a […]
YouTube Safety Setting: A First Step to Protecting Kids
There are many ways kids can be exposed to inappropriate and offensive material on the internet but you can greatly decrease the quantity and frequency by becoming as involved in their virtual world as you are in their real one. An easy place to start is YouTube. Before handing your […]
The “P” Word
-Children are curious about it, unprepared for it, unprotected from it. –Parents are unaware of it, uneducated about it, too busy to deal with it. -Schools are saturated with it, overwhelmed by it, not allowed to talk about it. Keeping our heads in the sand is leaving our kids […]