Tech Resolutions for 2018

When we make New Year’s Resolutions our attention often goes to things like losing weight, earning more money or finally taking that trip. We don’t always resolve to change the behaviors that frequently take up the most of our leisure time—technology. Adults spend on 5 plus hours on their mobile devices every day, and that …

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Reflections on having a Kindergartner

I’ve worked hard to be deliberate about technology with my child. Screen time has been discouraged and playing outdoors encouraged. My child has had a Leap Pad since he was a toddler that does not connect to the Internet—and has been his main interaction with tech and a source for hours of play. During these …

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Online privacy tips: “Don’t be like Bill”

I was teaching a class on online security where I was presented with the best object lesson. All of us were on public computers, used by other students in other classes. My computer was being projected to the room, and as soon as I pulled up Google Chrome—the class had a close look at this …

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Fighting Tech Distractions

We are all surrounded by pinging, notifications, beeps, texts, emails and more. It can be overwhelming! With all these notifications it’s easy to get distracted. It’s also tempting to multi task, which is shown to decrease efficiency and creativity. It’s an easy cycle to fall in, we start on a project, get distracted, get frustrated, and …

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The 3 Ms of Digital Parenting

Parenting is hard. Nothing really prepares you for it. When I was pregnant I read just about everything I could get my hands on: how to breastfeed, developmental stages, researched the best foods and strollers and much more. I felt prepared. But after coming home with a tiny infant— I went from feeling prepared to …

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Schedule an appointment with your Facebook Privacy Settings

Recently I appeared on KUTV morning news to talk Facebook privacy settings. There’s no class you can take on settings, just a variety of different articles and blog posts (like this one) to share how it works. Which is unfortunate, because lax privacy settings affect not only who can see your information, but put you …

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Thoughts from the 2nd annual Digital Citizenship Summit

A few days ago individuals traveled from all around the world to Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco to participate in the 2nd annual Digital Citizenship Summit. I was privileged to be one of them. It was a fast-paced, live-streamed and interactive day hearing from leaders and moderating by CNN anchor Kelly Wallace. One thing I …

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Creepy Clowns in the Woods: A Digital Citizenship Perspective

First off, everyone please take a big breath. Feel better? OK. Now I’m going to talk about clowns in the woods. Wait, come back! I know the media has created a frenzy, but it’s not reason to panic. I’m going to talk about clowns in the woods from a digital citizenship perspective. All these stories …

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