Wednesday, September 17, 2014

share awesome

There are so many special moments in our lives and especially in our children's lives. It is important to me that I capture what is going on with my kids and all the special milestones and accomplishments they reach. There are positive moments in each day and I try to focus on and capture those so I can remember all the fun things we have done together and enjoyed. Sometimes it just comes down to capturing the simple laughter and smiles of my sweet boys interacting with one another. 

It is also important for me to share those moments with family members since we live away from all of our extended family. When I share photos, I also want to make sure that I decide carefully what I will share where and how. I have some social media accounts that I have really locked down on privacy so I can feel safe sharing more personal photos. I have also tried to teach my boys about how the internet is an amazing tool and can offer so many insights and learning experiences, but that it is also a vast tool where care needs to be taken to keep ourselves safe.

Today’s families use digital technology in every aspect of life – from learning and socializing, to gaming and shopping! Broad access and use of technology is awesome – and opens so many new opportunities for so many students. But like any aspect of life, there are things you need to know to make positive, safe decisions. National PTA has partnered with LifeLock to share awesome ways families can create an open, evolving conversation about positive, safe decisions when using digital tools. It’s all part of having a happy, healthy lifestyle. For you, your family, your friends, and the whole world – everyone benefits when you #ShareAwesome! The #ShareAwesome campaign seeks to build an understanding among parents and students that no matter the device, the app or the networking site – the skills we need to be safe and positive online are similar to what you need offline.

Snap a photo of an awesome moment in your day and share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the #ShareAwesome hashtag!
Students who enter the #ShareAwesome contest between September 15 – November 30, 2014 will have a chance to win fantastic prizes, including tablets and a $2,500 scholarship!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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