Digital Etiquette

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Alexa for Kids: Manners Count

Amazon is listening to the concerns of many parents who were worried about their kids using Alexa devices, whether it be for privacy or moral reasons such as worrying their children would have no sense of etiquette after being able to order Alexa to do something without a “please” or “thank you”.  Now Amazon is offering a new line of kid friendly and pro-etiquette products that encourage children to be polite. It turns out that kids are some of the biggest fans of voice assistants, with some learning to talk to Alexa, Apple's Siri or Google's Assistant before they can form full sentences. The new products are in the Echo Dot series and will have durable candy colored cases. Amazon is also adding parental controls to the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus to help limit when a child can interact with their technology.

Creating Digital Citizens

Perhaps at your back-to-school night this fall, your children’s school acknowledged the issue of digital citizenship.

Live Photo Feature on iPhone 6S Causes Privacy Concerns

Do you have a new iPhone 6S or are you thinking about getting one?

So What Should You Do If Your Kid Lies In Their Online Postings?

There is lots of online advice helping you prepare your kids to not post things that could later get them into trouble, but what if they have already done it?

Five Rules for Cell Phone Carrying Kids (and Their Parents)

Allowing your kids to take cell phones to school comes with a whole set of rules that need to be followed, but having a conversation about “responsible use” can be a tough one.

Technology is Blurring Etiquette Rules

You generally won't offend others while on your cell phone while walking down the street or on public transportation, but taking or making a call at the movies or church? No way.

A Guide To “Happy Birthday” Greetings Online

Believe it or not there is even digital etiquette to make those F

Inappropriate Time to Text? Do It Anyway?

A recent survey of students at Penn State