Erin McCowey is the program coordinator for the Family Online Safety Institute where she supports the Good Digital Parenting and Global Resource and Information Directory (GRID) initiatives.
She is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan where she studied Political Science and International Studies. She previously interned at FOSI in the summer of 2016 and the fall of 2017 and researched US States for GRID and wrote blog posts for GDP. While in college, she held several leadership positions within Alpha Phi Omega and enjoyed going to Michigan sporting events, particularly hockey and football. She is originally from Michigan.
October was National Bullying Prevention Month, a time in which awareness and education are shared about cyberbullying, and its effect on children and teens. Schools and community organizations are dedicating time and space to share helpful examples of bullying for students and parents, providing resources in order to recognize it for themselves.
With a few weeks of the back to school season under our belts, it is easier to step back and examine our daily routines. Are our children making it to school on time? Are they eating a balanced diet? Are they spending too much time online? Are those interactions healthy?