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The “I Choose” campaign is a challenge and movement for change. It’s about recognizing bullying for what it is: a choice. What you say or do to someone has the power to affect that person’s life. The campaign challenges people to stop, think and remember that their choices matter.
The campaign is powered by Yoursphere.com, a social network uniquely created by kids and teens, for kids and teens. The Yoursphere community is one of respect and positive online interaction, and this campaign is a reflection of the choices that our members feel have the power to make people stop, think and remember that their choice matters.
What our children read, with Antoinette Kuritz, Literary Publicist, Publishing and Media Coach, author, Host of Writers Roundtable Radio Show, KUSI-TV “Book Expert”, Founder of the LaJolla Writers Conference, wife-of-one, mother-of-three, grandma-of three… is up-to-her-keyboard in the book biz and turned her love of words to a multi-media enterprise.
This is a fast paced jam-packed interview from start to finish, if you want the best for your kids and their school education. If you do, then you need to listen to this interview as we talk about what is happening to state and local curriculums and the rules and laws that are changing daily!!!
Kids Helping Kids Post Review Vol I Issue VI
Do you have trouble getting your kids to open up about anything? Or maybe you get along great with your kids, but you really want to keep them engaged and building that foundation for the future? Either way, we wanted to give you 10 great table topics you can use at your family dinner table, while driving to school or at ice cream.
Great Conversation Starters for You:
1. If you had to give every human being one quality, what would it be and why?
2. Do you have any recurring dreams? Describe them?
3. What is the meanest thing someone could say to you?
4. If you could be a famous athlete, actor, writer or musician which would you choose and why? (It is fun to guess what the other people in the group will say before divulging answers)!
5. If you were invisible where would you go and what would you do?
6. If your life was made into a movie, who would play you? why?
7. If you could invent one thing what would it be?
8. What is the greatest song ever written?
9. Do you believe in heaven? What does yours look like? Is it different for everyone?
10. What is the most important quality for a boss to have?
Vanessa Van Petten is the author of Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I’m Grounded. Her parenting website written by 80 teen writers, Radical Parenting.com has been featured on CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Teen Vogue and much more for being a leader in the parenting space.
We would like to thank our guest writers on the Keeping Our Kids Safe Blog! We feel it’s a honor and pleasure, to have others participate and contribute to the great content, advice and opinions on and in this Online World, we all live in… help us, help them, by supporting and visiting their sites!
Today we are talking about a really difficult subject, concerning predators and pedophiles… and our kids!!
Just last month a story surfaced about a young teen: Teen’s Death Is Eerie Reminder About Stranger Danger Online with a very sad ending, and we’ll be posting about this subject and story on our company site later today…
Click here to read Keeping Our Kids Safe Don’t Take Candy From Strangers 2012 – 2013
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Kids Helping Kids Video Series: Tips and Advice for Parents Vol I – Issue III
We also talked about measures that can be taken to protect kids, this is the first step in online protection for your KIDS!!
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In the video we also talked about our new Mini Guide, you can learn a lot of tips and good advice in this guide!
You can get our new KOKS Mini Guide here, called: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online
Keeping kids safe online is one of every responsible parent’s top priorities, and for good reason. Technology continues to advance at an amazing rate, and each new development in social media and other networking platforms is a fresh opportunity for online fraud and other criminal activity. In the last decade alone, Internet technology has changed our world. As crazy as it may sound, twenty-first century families are among the founding members of today’s online global community.
And that’s a good thing! The Internet has made it possible for working parents to take care of daily tasks quickly and efficiently, leaving us more time to spend with our children. It’s essential, though, that we never forget that a safe and secure online community is not a right; it’s a privilege, and in order to earn it, we have to educate ourselves about cyber security and information assurance—and educate our children, as well.
Here are a few ways we can get ourselves and our kids up to speed on cyber security:
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