Coronavirus could trigger a screen time pandemic or a surge in awareness of digital wellbeing. The choice is in our hands.
As the numbers of families that are single and co-parenting grow, so does our dependence on technology and the devices that utilize it -- even to the point that some divorce decrees are written with guidelines that dictate technology access, usage and availability.
We are living in unprecedented times that will test us in ways we’ve never been tested before. We are grateful for our ability to communicate, and share and access information through technology.
Sadfishing is a relatively new term coined by Rebecca Reid in January of 2019. Rebecca created the word after reading a social media post by a famous influencer who posted about her problems (acne) online followed by glamourous photos of her solutions (paid brand sponsorship of skincare products).
When we started Think Before You Type (TBYT) in 2012, Victoria was 14 and Lauren was 16. At the time, we were teenage sisters who had recently observed the negative effects of cyberbullying on our peers and wanted to do something to change that. One night, we sat down to talk about the cyberbullying that we saw on social media, and the idea for TBYT was born.
Having the online safety talk is not a one-time matter, the conversation needs to be ongoing.
Online stunts and challenges can vary from the very silly to the very dangerous, and yet they provide participants and viewers a shared bonding experience. Participants can tag their friends when they complete a challenge or share via word of mouth at school or on campus.