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Preparing yourself and your child for social media

Monday, August 26th, 2013

CyberParent Power Topic of the Week

No doubt the social network presents an enormous power crisis for the parent-child relationship as surveys indicate that parents are essentially clueless about what is happening with their children’s cyber-powered lives. According to a report published by The Family On-Line Institute in November 2012, 39% of teens said their parents monitored their on-line activities while 84% of parents said they monitored their teen’s usage closely.

Peg Scott, …

Making your home a safe place to be: Shelter from the network

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

CyberParent Power Topic of the Week

In a recent conversation with a mother of a teenager, she scoffed at the thought of trying to monitor social media. “The kids have so many ways to outsmart us. Social networks are everywhere and easy to access. You don’t need an account with an Internet service provider. Wireless is free and the kids know how to access it.” she said. “There is no way to prevent them from …

Discerning free speech from bullying in the social network

Monday, August 12th, 2013

CyberParent Power Topic of the Week

Last week over 300 students at Bear Creek High School in the Lodi School District protested a new anti-bullying policy which could result in getting benched or suspended from participation in sports and other extra curricular activities for inappropriate comments issued via social media that may be considered to be bullying.

According to the KCRA report, the students were protesting the new policy as a violation of their

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About Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien

Joanna ( and her husband have raised two sons in Roseville, CA. She has a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Anthropology (corporate culture). Her honors thesis was awarded the Kroeber Prize and funding from National Science Foundation grant. Joanna writes to help parents with the modern-day leadership challenges of raising children. She is a contributing writer for The Granite Bay View, the Press Tribune, the Sacramento Examiner, and editor of Banana Moments.