Make a New (School) Year Resolution: Get Into Digital Shape

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Make a New (School) Year Resolution: Get Into Digital Shape

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Friday, September 14, 2012 - 1:05pm


By Lynette Owens

Every January 1, I make a list of personal goals for the coming year. Year after year, 80% of the items on each year’s list are the same. Meaning: I’m pretty bad about keeping New Year’s resolutions.

But unlike the calendar year, the start of a new school year is an entirely different experience for my family. Whether by necessity or the search for sanity, our summer habits end and new habits begin. And stay. It’s a far more successful endeavor on September 1 then on January 1.

The start of a new school year is a great time to take advantage of this motivation and add a new resolution to your family’s list: Get into digital shape.

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Below are some great resources on more specific topics, such as digital devices or applications, to get you started: 

Internet Safety for Kids and Families Trend Micro

Common Sense Media – resources on Digital Citizenship – General Online Safety Tips – BEaPRO resources on Digital Citizenship

Lynette Owens is Director of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families (ISKF) program.  After many years in marketing roles and serving for 6 years as Associate VP of corporate marketing for Trend Micro, Lynette founded the ISKF program to help deliver on the company’s vision of making a world safe for the exchange of digital information.

As a pro-technology parent and Internet safety advocate, Lynette spends most of her time raising awareness and educating the public about the safe and responsible use of the Internet, recruiting fellow employee volunteers to get involved around the world, or volunteering her own time in her community.  For more on Lynette see:

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