What is Your Child Watching Online?

It was an honor to present recently on- What is Your Child Watching Online in collaboration with Mountain Youth Community. To view the entire presentation- CLICK HERE! I discuss how technology can lead to gaming addiction, depression, and anxiety. Dr. Lisa Strohman

FBI Profiling 

Sometimes the only way to truly appreciate something is to immerse yourself in it.  It was like that with me and law enforcement.  Sure I always had a respect for it, but I did not truly learn its value, and the value of those in the law enforcement community, until I worked with the FBI.  […]

How schools can handle bullying

How schools should handle bullies. For more information, visit digitialcitizenacademy.org

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and it’s my goal to raise awareness about bullying — both online and in the real world. With honest conversations we can start a meaningful dialogue about how we can work together to combat bullying no matter where it may occur.  Because much of my work is with students […]

Remembering Parkland

remembering Parkland one year later

Part 1 Parkland One Year Ago “It’s not an anniversary anyone wants to celebrate. But as Feb. 14 approaches, schools in Broward and Palm Beach counties are preparing to honor the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland one year ago. Most schools are looking at community service projects and ways to encourage generosity and […]

School Shootings: How to Prepare our Kids

ONE school shooting is too many!  What are schools across the country doing to improve school safety and avoid school shootings?  How are children handling school preparedness?  Do students feel safe in school? In response to recent school shootings, school security measures may actually be doing more to scare kids than protect them. It’s worth examining the notion that in our […]

FERPA and Social Networking

School district personnel need to ask the question:  Is your use of social networking FERPA compliant? The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.  The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.  You can read […]

What Parents And Teachers Can Do To Prevent Cyberbullying

We have all heard stories and read statistics about cyberbullying at home and on school campuses. Parents and teachers need to work together to combat this epidemic. According to Cyberbullying Statistics: ~Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online. ~More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber threats. ~Over 25% of adolescents and teens have […]