Did Someone Say Presents? Social Media Dictionary!

Social Media Dictionary reduced700x1054More than 140 million shoppers launched their holiday shopping season just as the Thanksgiving meal was concluded. Quickly one holiday ended as consumers turned their attention to the mall in hopes of shopping bargains and major discounts for the Christmas giving season. Of all the gifts you purchase this holiday season which will be the one that gets used again and again? Give the gift of digital literacy this year with the Social Media Dictionary A Modern Guide To Social Media, Texting, and Digital Communication.

 Give The Gift Of Digital Literacy

Digital literacy provides the foundational skills for communicating online. The Social Media Dictionary increases opportunities for technology learning, expands knowledge of digital communication, and creates digital citizens for a more productive society. Here are a few digital literacy facts.

* A person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment is increasingly required for many opportunities in the workforce. 62% of working Americans use the Internet as part of their daily jobs.

* 80% of Fortune 500 companies only accept online applications. Online skills are necessary for seeking and applying for jobs today.

* 79% of students are required to submit or access their lessons online.

* Today four of the seven fastest growing jobs directly require technology skills.

6 Benefits Of The Social Media Dictionary

* The ability to understand and use technology in multiple formats: Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, texting, and new terminology is greatly enhanced by the Social Media Dictionary

* It is a complete comprehensive guide to enable users to communicate in the Digital Age.

* It contains the latest trending social media terms.

* It provides quick access to a comprehensive lists of texting acronyms.

* It is a tool that will be used to prevent social blunders online and increase digital confidence.

* The Social Media Dictionary will boost technical competence for increased opportunities.

Give the gift of digital literacy this holiday season. It is a gift for all ages. It is a gift that will be appreciated and used again and again!


Cyber Bullying: How To Deal With It

Cyber bullying is an area of concern for all parents. Now, is the perfect time to start a conversation with your children about cyber bullying, what upstanders do, and how bystanders neglect to act.  A recent study by the The Bureau of Justice Statistics just released the latest figures on cyber bullying. 52% of students reported they had been cyber bullied and 33% said they had been threatened online. The states with highest incidence were California and New York.

Cyber bullying is any form of harassment, stalking, or bullying that occurs online. The bully feels protected by hiding his or her threats behind a computer or phone screen. Because the behavior is hidden, it is important to have a discussion with your child about what they should do before an online altercation occurs. 

Starting A Conversation About Cyber Bullying

It is much better to be proactive to avoid possible conflicts. Cyber bullying is no different. Ask your children if they know of anyone who has been threatened online. Ask your child what they would do if someone threatened them online. Use examples in the media to begin a conversation. Contact your school and ask if they are planning on any preventative programs about cyber bullying.

4 Steps If Your Child Is Threatened:

Remember if your child is the victim of an online altercation:

1. Tell them not to engage in a flame war.

2. Make sure you save all the evidence.

3. Take a screenshot of the conversation.

4. Report the abuse to the school or law enforcement immediately.

Just Released! Social Media Dictionary

This is the one book everyone needs to own in the Digital Age.

Have you ever been left out of a social media or online conversation because you did not understand what was being communicated? You will never be standing on the sidelines again with our new resource. Social Media Dictionary A Modern Guide To Social Media, Texting, and Digital Communication is the most comprehensive book on digital communication that everyone needs to own. It is now available on Amazon.

Let’s face it, everyone is online. Digital literacy has never been so essential for modern communication and now it is so easy with this remarkably informative reference guide. The accelerated pace of the constantly evolving cyberspace has led to the evolution of entirely new words to communicate online. As the Internet expands further around the globe and more global users are brought online to engage, the online vocabulary will continue to be invented at a faster rate and a further reach. Digital communication is the new global language.

Included In The Social Media Dictionary

Everything you ever wanted to know has been assembled in one comprehensive handbook. You will quickly access:

  • Over 2,000 of the latest trending social media terms
  • Acronyms for texting, characters, emoticons, and numbers
  • Abbreviations for Twitter
  • Instagram hashtags

Discover a complete go-to reference guide that you will use again and again. In this edition, you will quickly gain the knowledge to participate in the fast changing world of social media and digital communication.

  • Discover a comprehensive handbook that enables anyone to communicate effectively in the Digital Age
  • Transform your communication skills with this easy to use resource
  • Gain confidence, avoid social blunders, and increase your digital literacy
  • Boost your technology competence for increased opportunities
  • Never feel left out of the conversation because you do not know the digital language everyone is speaking

Who Will Benefit From The Social Media Dictionary ?

This modern guide will give you everything you need to know and is perfect for anyone requiring a digital update: business professionals, students, parents, or grandparents. Who do you know that could use a digital update; a co-worker, your parents, your boss, your uncle?

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Cyber Stalking: 12 Warning Signs

Cyber Stalking Warning Signs

   Social School 101 is raising awareness on cyber stalking which is the use of technology to stalk victims. It is a terrible thought but many times a victim is being followed, spied on, or harassed online. Educating teenagers and college students about the dangers of cyber stalking is important to their safety. Many adults are also victims and sadly are not aware of the danger signs of cyber stalking and how it occurs.

      Teenagers are susceptible because they share so much information online and because this is the age they engage exclusively on social networks. Similar to cyber bullying, stalking can occur 24/7 since the Internet is always available. Cyber stalking occurs when someone is stalked then threatened on the Internet, computer, or cellphone. It can occur in many different ways and teens and adults need to recognize the signs to protect themselves.

12 Warning Signs Of Cyber Stalking

  1. A teen/adult receives persistent emails or multiple text messages in a day.
  2. They find their personal information posted online without their consent: photos, phone number, email, or home address.
  3. Someone impersonates them online by posting messages as your teen/adult.
  4. A potential stalker is highly inquisitive about the victims personal life wanting to know where they go, where they live, or what their interests are.
  5. Stalkers know when the victim is online, sending emails, or posting. They are lurking online and waiting on the Internet.
  6. They send threatening emails or leave abusive and inappropriate comments.
  7. Your teen/adult receives an electronic virus.
  8. Stalkers harass them online in forums, chat rooms, or by text messaging.
  9. A victim may  suddenly subscribed to pornography sites without their consent.
  10. Their location is tracked from a social platform or geo-tagging.
  11. Your teen/adult has their activities monitored by hidden cameras.
  12.  The victim receives unsolicited or inappropriate gifts

  Raising Awareness About Cyber Stalking With Teens

     You may be wondering why you should have this conversation about such a serious concern with your teenager.  According to the U.S. Justice Department, the age category most at risk for stalking is 18-24. If you have a teen preparing for college, they should know the warning signs for cyber stalking.

     Just like cyber bullying you must keep all forms of communication as evidence. Finally, they must alert an authority or police department and make them aware of the threatening behavior.

     Have you had a conversation with your teen about cyber stalking? Please share these warning signs so others can be aware of the dangers of cyber stalking.

Surprising Social Media Statistics


Would you like to impress your friends and co-workers with some surprising social media statistics? After all, begin tech savvy gives the appearance that you are at the forefront of what is going on. It is best to issue these facts as quickly possible since the digital world is constantly expanding and reinventing itself. New media is being created at hyper speed. All of this hyper-connectivity is the reality of the crazy digital world we live in!

Social Media Stats

Everyone keeps saying that Google+ is next really big thing. Do you have an account? You may be surprised to learn there are more men using Google+ than women. Another surprising social media statistic is the number of Boomers who have taken to Twitter. They are the fastest growing age sector.

Have you heard some of your co-workers say that they signed up for LinkedIn but never finished their profile page? There are two categories of LinkedIn users. Those that connect, update, network, and share. Then there is the other group. They haven’t looked at LinkedIn in so long they can’t remember the last time. Tell your co-workers that LinkedIn boasts over 260 million individual users. Maybe they will be inspired to take another look and get serious about completing their profile and engaging.

What surprises you most about social media? Do you feel that you do not have enough hours in the day to keep up? You are not alone. Change occurs quickly and it is a race to keep up with trending topics. Our reference guide, Social Media Dictionary A Modern Guide to Social Media, Texting, and Digital Communication is essential for keeping pace with the rapidly changing Internet and social media space. You never have feel behind with this useful tool at your finger tips. It is a crazy digital world we live and the Social Media Dictionary  will give you Internet definitions, all the texting acronyms, emoticons, and numbers. Plus, you get all the Twitter abbreviations. How amazing! Everything you need to stay up to date in one easy to use reference guide. The book is scheduled for release in November.Stay tuned for a sneak peek!

Sex Education Online

Sex Education Online

Are your children learning sex education online? Before you answer, you need to think about who is providing sex education for your children. Is it the job of schools to provide sex education? Should it be a shared responsibility between the parents and the schools? You will be surprised to learn how many children are learning about sex  online  without guidance and how the results can be damaging.

How Online Porn Influences Children

I think everyone would agree that advocating for better sex education is important but rarely placed at the top of the list for new initiatives. A recent study found that many teens are receiving their sex education online. One of the dangers occurs with how online porn influences them. Many teens confessed that by observing porn it influenced them about how to behave in relationships. Read that sentence again because it is appalling. Our children think they should behave the way porn sites portray people having sex. They get their sex education online and think that is the way they should behave in relationships.

Online porn comes to children many times without them soliciting it. One stray click on the wrong site and they can can be directed to a porn site. If we do not protect our children and educate them then we are allowing their sex education to occur online without our permission or guidance. I think it is time for parents to take control or else online pornography may win. What precautions have you taken ? Have you discussed online porn with your children?