Stop Cyberbullies

I have presented to tens of thousands of people on the topic of digital self-defense. Often the topic turns to cyberbullies and harassment. People want to know how to make cyberbullies stop. Survey research by Hinduja & Patchin tells me that some pretty simple...

The Tech Talk With Your Kids

We want our kids to leverage the power of social media, to harvest the good and leave behind the bad. A tech talk is a step in the right direction. It is a way to share our expectations of how to behave in the digital world. Digital boundaries can be thought of as...

Obtain Feedback on Your Tech Talk Topics

Share a copy of the Social Media Talk Agreement with one of your current students or another adult. Obtain their feedback on the agreement. What would they delete from the contract? What would they add to the contract?

5 Things I Have Learned from High School Digital Leaders

For the past several years, we have had a cool little project in several school districts. We facilitate digital leadership skills in high school students by helping them uncover strengths, improve presentation skills, model appropriate leadership skills and deepen...

The Tech Talk

Crafting a cell phone agreement can be a powerful way to help us and those we care about pause and become mindful of safe and smart digital practices. The tech talk can become really important when students transition to a work setting. Considering the following,...

Virtuous and Vicious Cycles

In Chapter 8, Mischel describes virtuous and vicious cycles. In your opinion how can self-control enhance virtuous cycles of growth in our students? How can increased self-control help students in vicious cycles of negativity and skill deficits turn things around?

Executive Function: The Mastery Skills

In Chapter 8 Mischel notes that executive function allows students to exert self-control in order to stay on track. They allow students to keep goals in mind, monitor progress toward goals, inhibit impulsive behaviors. EF helps students plan, problem solve and stay...

Self-Control and Student Success

Author and researcher, Walter Mischel believes that self-control drives the engine of success. During our book talk, we will share ways to help students exercise self-control so that they can avoid diversions and stay on task. Take a moment and respond briefly to...

Apps Every Parent Should Know

We find that our Digital Safety Programs are in high demand, students are concerned about digital privacy, professionals are concerned about keeping their digital reputations intact, and parents want their children to be digitally safe. Many people are seeking ways to...

Apps in the News

We teach a lot about social media apps used by Teens and Tweens. Our message is pretty simple, social media is not positive, nor negative, nor is it neutral. When we post on social media something is going to happen. If we post positive, good things can happen, if we...