Category: technology

This Digital Life: Raising smart online citizens

This Digital Life: Raising smart online citizens

[ 0 ] October 4, 2011 |

Thanks Jill Davidson for continuing our conversation of raising kids in a digital world and reminding us that as parents, mentors and educators we should be mindful of how we use technology and how we share it with our children. We live in an exciting world where technology entertains, educates, and connects us but with any tool, there are rules to follow and safety concerns along with it’s creative potential. – Anisa
Her education column in October’s East Side Monthly focuses not on school but on learning as it happens throughout our lives—in this case, learning as a family about ways to live safely and confidently in the digital world.
Read This Digital Life: October 2011’s East Side Monthly Column

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BULLYING:  Words Could Kill

BULLYING: Words Could Kill

[ 0 ] September 16, 2011 |

This evening at 8:00 p.m. the “48 Hours” news program on CBS will highlight the outstanding anti-bullying program that has been developed by fellow Rhode Islander and local Mom, Elizabeth Branca Vachon, at the Birchwood Middle School in North Providence. Elizabeth is a leading expert on anti-bullying programs and is working with school systems nationwide to implement strong and meaningful anti-bulling campaigns. All parents understand and appreciate the implications of bullying.

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Unplug During Screen-Free Week

Unplug During Screen-Free Week

[ 1 ] April 16, 2011 |

By Megan Fischer, Director of Communications, Providence Children’s Museum Shut down the video games, turn off the TV and step away from your screens — April 18-24 is Screen-Free Week! This national celebration, which coincides this year with school vacation, is presented by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and encourages children, families, schools and communities […]

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High Tech Mama

High Tech Mama

[ 14 ] July 20, 2010 |

By Erin Barrette Goodman A million moons ago when I was in high school (also know as the late ‘80s / early ‘90s) I went on vacation with my friend’s family. As we got off the plane a man in a business suit whipped out his cell phone and made a call. “No phone call […]

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Join the Conversation: Raising Kids in a Digital World

Join the Conversation: Raising Kids in a Digital World

[ 19 ] April 8, 2010 |

From Anisa Raoof: I am looking forward to the upcoming Kidoinfo panel event, Raising Kids in a Digital World on May 25, 2010 from 6:30-8:30pm at Local 121 in Providence. This topic will address the ways in which we can educate, guide and shape the next generation to be conscientious online and savvy users of […]

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Technical in Nature

Technical in Nature

[ 2 ] August 7, 2008 |

Michelle (our beloved Nature/Nurture columnist) recently started blogging for Pop!Tech–a place for conversations, people, and ideas shaping the future–in addition to her new blog, Social Media for Social Change, and working her day job at BatchBlue Software. Michelle is fortunate that BatchBlue is a very family friendly company and has a virtual office, allowing her […]

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Don’t forget the gummy worms! (And six more tips for taking better photos of your kids this summer)

Don’t forget the gummy worms! (And six more tips for taking better photos of your kids this summer)

[ 6 ] July 25, 2008 |

Today I welcome Anna Sawin as a new Kidoinfo contributing writer. Anna lives near the Rhode Island border on the coast of Connecticut, where she writes about her passions: kids, photography, and food. In addition to her professional life as a writer and an editor, she blogs about life with two young boys at Hank […]

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Talk to your Teens and Tweens about Online Safety

Talk to your Teens and Tweens about Online Safety

[ 1 ] July 16, 2008 |

Millions of tweens and teens surf the Internet every day—and the ease and convenience of using the Internet as a primary form of communication is often offset by its potential dangers. More than one in five tweens and teens post information about themselves, including pictures, the city they live in and how old they are […]

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Using Google Calendar

Using Google Calendar

[ 2 ] March 13, 2008 |

You may have noticed a change to the Kidoinfo events calendar. With the help of my techie husband, Doug, we have set up Google Calendar to track events instead of 30 Boxes. Although I liked the way 30 Boxes looked, it did not always display all events or allow you to save an event to […]

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