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What We’re Reading: Parents Should Relax, Protecting Student Data, Facebook Ad Mishaps, Net Neutrality’s Fate

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Week of February 24, 2014

To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.  What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF.

Working Mother 2013 Working Mothers of the Year: Allison Cole, Verizon Communications

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Region President, Verizon New England; Boston, MA; mom of a toddler boy and a baby girl

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As the president of Verizon New England, Allison Cole is one of the highest-ranking women in the region, overseeing more than 4,000 employees. Her team supports sales and customer service operations for consumer and small business customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Equally impressive as her responsibility, though, is how quickly she rose to her current role.

Elsevier's Maturitas Publishes Position Statement on the Topic of Late Parenthood

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AMSTERDAM, September 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) in the journal Maturitas on the topic of late parenthood.

What We’re Reading This Week: Over-parenting Online, UK Social Media Boycott, Tips for Kids’ First Facebook

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To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.  What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF.

Verizon to Sponsor Two Free Webinars on June 18, 24 to Help Parents and Caregivers Teach Their Children Responsible Use of the Internet and Digital Technology

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 13, 2013/3BL Media/ – Navigating through often conflicting messages about the impact of digital media on the education and development of young people, today’s so-called “digital natives,” can be daunting for parents and other caregivers.  To raise awareness and provide some helpful resources on these topics during Internet Safety Month, Verizon is sponsoring two free, 30-minute webinars in June:

 

Verizon Discusses Online Safety In Podcast: Tech Talk With Craig Peterson

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Jack McArtney the Director of Corporate and Community Responsibility at Verizon joins Craig to discuss how to set up online safety measures and how Verizon works with parents to help protect their children. Verizon is at the forefront of supporting and innovating new solutions and policies in the field of online safety.

Click here to listen to this segment of Tech Talk with Craig Peterson.

Healthy Attitudes Toward Alcohol Come From Parents

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Olympic gold medalist, mother of two, and DrinkWise Australia Ambassador Susie O’Neill suggests healthy attitudes towards alcohol come from parents who are strong role models for their children.

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Using Technology to Rise Above Disabilities

AT&T Video is a Finalist in BCCCC Film Festival
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The Connected Child concept uses everyday consumer technology to help children rise above disabilities. This video features London Mabie, a nine year old who is developmentally similar to a three year old due to a rare genetic condition. Her dad uses technology to teach her basic academic and independent living skills.

The Connected Child: Using Technology to Rise Above Disabilities

The caregivers of a child with a rare genetic disorder use a range of technologies like tablets and smart phones to help her learn, track her care and provide consistent learning experiences.
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London was born with a rare genetic condition, but with the help of everyday consumer technologies - from tablets, smart phones, apps and social media - she's learning new skills at a rapid rate. An experimental concept called The Connected Child enables London's caregivers to ensure that they're all on the same page with everything that she does, tracking her learning approaches to see what works and what doesn't.

With Prom, Graduation, Summer, May Starts '100 Deadliest Days' on the Road for Teen Drivers

43% of teens say they text and drive; 77% say adults warn against risks, but text and drive "all the time"
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(3BL Media) Dallas - May 14, 2012 - A new survey commissioned by AT&T* as part of the “It Can Wait” campaign indicates that while 97 percent of teens know texting while driving is dangerous, 43 percent of them admit to sending a text while driving – and 75 percent say the practice is common among their friends.

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