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What Au Pairs need to understand about privacy and safety (for themselves AND their Host Family)

Posted by Kim Wunderlich-Cady on Jan 31, 2017 12:33:23 PM

Dear Au Pairs, we get it. We really do.  You are young adults, not children. We understand that some of you have already lived on your own, started (or even completed) college, have traveled extensively, had serious relationships and are technologically savvy.  These are the things that make you great Au Pairs and a fantastic match for many families.

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Topics: Au Pair Adventures in the USA, Au Pairs, Host Family, Social Media, Au Pair Foundation, Respect, Safety, Privacy

Social Media and Electronics - How to keep your kids safe

Posted by Lawanda Stevenson on Sep 26, 2016 6:55:00 AM

It seems like every other day a new must-have social media platform is revealed, mesmerizing our youth and moving them further into the Twilight Zone. They seem to be tweeting, snapping, chatting and gramming so fast that you are ready to call in Mulder & Scully to investigate ... (Okay, I better stop with these 80's references - I may have already lost my under 30 crowd).

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Topics: Empowering Our Children, Teaching Kids Responsibility, Parenting, Social Media, Safety, Privacy

What Au Pairs need to understand about privacy and safety (for themselves AND their Host Family)

Posted by Kim Wunderlich-Cady on Aug 12, 2016 6:58:25 PM

Dear Au Pairs, we get it. We really do.  You are young adults, not children. We understand that some of you have already lived on your own, started (or even completed) college, have traveled extensively, had serious relationships and are technologically savvy.  These are the things that make you great Au Pairs and a fantastic match for many families.

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Topics: Au Pair Adventures in the USA, Au Pairs, Host Family, Social Media, Au Pair Foundation, Respect, Safety, Privacy

The disappearance of Facebook (from MY life at least)

Posted by Zoe Long on Mar 24, 2016 9:27:23 AM

A few months ago I was ignoring my children who wanted to play with me, in favor of checking my Facebook feed. It dawned on me that what my hundreds of "friends" were eating, drinking and doing had become more important than the family that lived in my own home.  This didn’t feel right to me and I knew something needed to change.  Instead of missing nothing, it seemed I was missing EVERYTHING.

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Topics: Stress Relief, Social Media, Family, Unplugging

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