Cyber Summer Break

What ever happened to going outside to play in the yard when school let out for the summer? When I was a kid, I couldn't wait for the last day of school and the endless weeks of endless fun that followed. But it seems that these days, all kids can think about is the opportunity to play Nintendo and x-box all day long without homework getting in the say. Well, at least one school board in NJ understands this phenomenon and is hosting a seminar on keeping our kids safe while they are online during their summer break. I wish all our schools where as thoughtful. Read the article here. Actually, what I really wish for is that our kids would find the back yard as interesting as the internet!


States Stats with a Swiss Accent

The great blog Edukey is based in Switzerland and has lots of helpful information for parents. There was a recent post there about cyber predators. The stats quoted are from a US study and they mirror the recent Ipsos Reid-Microsoft study from Canada that I mentioned a while back right here. The conclusion is that the only real solution is more communication between parents and their kids. I couldn't have said it better myself!