What is privacy worth today? “It listens to me anyway. And Alexa.” We laugh. “Big Brother knows everything, Haha” We don’t think twice anymore, most of us, am I right? I've noticed the change in my own life. Yet we put so much out there. Information, intimate moments, images we can’t take back. Emotions too. … Continue reading 13 Conversations | Photos and Privacy
Hi there! It’s been awhile. Happy New Year + Hope all is well with you! Our family moved across state this summer, and I took some time away from writing. It’s been quite a season of change! New community, new jobs, new schools. Lately I’ve been asking myself, “Is social media the best way to … Continue reading Gaining Perspective | We Thrive Online
Yesterday my son told me about an incident at school. There’s this group of kids, 'the 5th grade “bullies'. The title is well-earned. They name-call, “stupid”, “b---ch”, , “gay”, etc., proclaim worthlessness of classmates, celebrate when words strike tears, and poke fun at authorities who intervene. Well my guy has had enough of it. He noticed a classmate caught in … Continue reading Words | Bullies | Courage
We sat together, four moms,in a rare conversation...each with a similar story, an emotional thread to contribute. When kids hang out, are we curious enough about their technology? What do they see? What do they share? And how is it affecting them?
Internet freedom opens doors with little trace, but often leaves internal pain and unresolved emotion. Having seen things that they never should, and done things they regret, many kids return from break with heartache and fear. It seems that greatest school supply is a soft heart, empathy.