Speech Buddies Parents’ Corner – Kids in Crisis: Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying Statistics

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When we were younger there were kids who bullied on the playground, in the school hallways, and maybe on the bus ride home. But our kids today are facing a new kind of crisis – cyberbullying. This unfortunate new trend is like having that schoolyard bully granted access to your child 24/7, and those bullying tactics have a much longer reach than ever before. Almost 70% of teens view cyberbullying as a “serious problem” – so it’s time we as parents learn a bit more about it and how to help keep our kids safe. Continue reading

8 Free Apps and Online Resources to Improve Communication for Preschoolers

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Free Apps and Online Resources

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Recent research shows what many children would probably tell you – technology is an important part of education. Parents and teachers can utilize the educational games, activities, and videos that support learning goals for kids at all levels, and there are many free apps and online resources available for your preschooler and kindergarten student. Whether your child needs to improve articulation or is struggling with learning or physical disabilities that make communication very challenging, there’s an app – and more – for that. Continue reading