5 Tips to Protect Seniors from Financial Scams Right Now
Make Your Home a Sanctuary – Even If COVID-19 Arrives on Your Doorstep
(StatePoint) Social isolation among seniors is not only linked to numerous negative health consequences like depression and cardiovascular disease, but it’s also a primary contributing factor in financial exploitation and scams. Estimated to affect one in 10 older adults and cost billions annually, the threat of elder financial fraud is pervasive, and especially so right now.
Boosting Your Child’s Confidence Can Help Them Land a Tech Job
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Keeping the Lights On for Afterschool Programs
(StatePoint Media) Confidence is a great thing. It can make people more open to learning new skills, pursuing new opportunities and living new experiences. When it comes to career choices, confidence, or rather a lack of it, can keep qualified and motivated individuals from even considering certain fields. Technology is at the forefront of this dilemma, according to those in the industry, who also note that lingering misconceptions may be widening a “confidence gap.”
Take Your Dental Hygiene Routine to a New Level
(StatePoint) Afterschool programs help students succeed in school and in life and provide invaluable support to communities. As we’ve seen this year, these programs play an especially important role when students, families, and communities are struggling.
How Your Family Can Adopt Healthier Digital Habits in 2021
(StatePoint) Patient volumes are hitting only 74 percent of pre-pandemic levels, according to the American Dental Association. With many people delaying dentist office visits, at-home oral care routines are more important than ever.
Looking for Love in 2021? 5 Tips for Successful Online Dating
(StatePoint) As we head into 2021, adults and kids alike may still be enjoying the excitement of digital devices received as gifts over the holidays. However, the new year is always a great time for a reset, so alongside those new devices, consider adopting some new digital habits.
Why a Tech Career Might Be Right for You
(StatePoint) Trying out online dating for the first time or frustrated by the experience?
Top Tips for Organized Tax Filing
(StatePoint) If you have an interest in innovation, a passion for helping people and the confidence to let your creativity shine, there are exciting and rewarding career opportunities available to you in technology in almost every industry. From supporting the development of critical vaccines; building the next generation of electric vehicles; creating new and engaging ways to deliver distance learning; keeping air, food and water safe and sustainable; or bringing efficiencies to the delivery of government services, there is a career in tech waiting for you.
New Research Highlights Cybersecurity Threats as Workforces Go Remote
(StatePoint) 2020 was a particularly stressful year -- but filing its taxes doesn’t need to be. With the following tips, you can stay organized and cool-headed throughout the process.
How to Spark Your Child’s Interest in the Field of Education
(StatePoint) The business landscape changed significantly in 2020, and new research suggests that cyber criminals took note.
4 Ways to Uplift Small Businesses in Your Community
(StatePoint) If your child is an effective communicator and a natural born leader, they may have what it takes to be an amazing teacher. However, a love of learning is fundamental to a career in education. Here are a few ways to cultivate a passion for learning and put this rewarding career path on your child’s radar:
Graduating Your Child to Their Own Digital Device? What to Know
(StatePoint) With nearly half of all Americans employed by a small business, these establishments need our support more than ever.
Are Calculators Good or Bad for Helping Kids Learn Math?
(StatePoint) With kids and teens spending more time online than ever these days due to social distancing guidelines and remote-learning, you may feel the time is now to graduate them to their very own device.
The Way Forward for the U.S. Sports Industry
(StatePoint) If you remember your teachers and parents telling you not to rely too heavily on calculators, you may be inclined to pass on the same mindset to your own children.
Resolve to Learn to Play an Instrument in the New Year
(StatePoint) Athletic arenas, stadiums and even youth sports centers have shuttered their doors to large crowds amid COVID-19, yielding a massive, growing revenue loss for a major American industry and contributing to thousands of layoffs nationwide. However, analysts say a new scientific breakthrough could soon put an end to the extended timeout.
4 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time Ever to Learn to Play Piano
(StatePoint) Have you been wanting to learn to play an instrument for a long time? Let the New Year be your motivation to finally take the plunge. Here are some top tips for getting started and for sticking with it:
Top Tips for College Entrance Exam Success
(StatePoint) As the weather grows cold and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities nationwide, many people are spending more time at home.
Top Considerations for Cool Weather Camping
(StatePoint) College entrance exams remain important, even in these unusual times. Fortunately, there are many ways you can help ensure you’re ready for test day. Here are a few tips to consider:
Combatting the Serious Effects of Digital Devices During COVID-19
(StatePoint) It’s almost never too cold to head outdoors when you’re well-prepared. On your next cool-weather hike or camping trip, keep these considerations in mind for a safe and comfortable experience:
Keep Your Home Network Secure With These Simple Steps
(StatePoint) Screen time among children and teens has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the cold-weather months, when families are more likely to be spending free time indoors, it’s especially important that parents and caregivers set schedules to help ensure safe, healthy and balanced use of digital devices, according to experts.
Helpful Winter Weather Tips From the Meteorologists
(StatePoint) Working and learning from home is the new norm for millions of American families. They’re engaged in a daily juggling act, making sure everyone has the bandwidth and privacy to complete their work, whether it’s the latest algebra assignment or the monthly all-staff meeting. Add in streaming services, online shopping and an assortment of other digital activities and it’s easy to see why cybersecurity might become an afterthought.
What Being a Peace Corps Volunteer is Really Like
(StatePoint) Preparing for unpredictable winter weather? Take stock of your home, vehicle and planning tools to ensure your family stays safe and warm all winter long.
Teacher of the Year Shares Distance-Learning Tips
(StatePoint) For many, Peace Corps service is a first step toward a career or the continuation of a life’s work.
New Ways for Parents and Kids to Bond Over a Pop Culture Classic
(StatePoint) School closures and hybrid learning models have forced educators, parents and students to adapt to new forms of learning; the impact of this is not to be underestimated. Teachers and parents around the country have expressed concerns about the accessibility and quality of education under these conditions.
Home Office Essentials to Streamline Your Work Week
(StatePoint) Pop culture nostalgia can be an amazing way for parents and kids to bond, especially when old classics get new twists.
How to Make Remote-Learning More Rewarding and Fun
(StatePoint) If you’ve been working remotely for months, you’re likely long overdue for a home office upgrade. Having the right tools can make working from home easier and less stressful.
Could Long-Term Blackouts and Outages Become the New Normal?
(StatePoint) In the remote-learning environment of the 2020-21 academic year, certain types of classes have been deprioritized and the school day has lost some of the structure and sociability that in-person learning affords.
Burdens of COVID Hit Hardest Among Marginalized Students
(StatePoint) While you may take electricity for granted in today’s world, you might not in the future -- that is, if current trends continue. As a new report highlights, the U.S. electrical workforce is aging out and not being sufficiently replaced -- a trend which could have potentially devastating and far-reaching impacts nationwide. The report’s authors say that the time to fill the pipeline of new electrical workers and invest in training and retention is now.
What Parents Can Do About Cyberbullying Amid the Current Crisis
(StatePoint) Students are the greatest hope for the future, but for many, their plans are threatened due to burdens posed by COVID-19. Here are just a few of the issues students and families face today, and steps being taken to address these concerns:
How COVID-19 Has Changed the Way We Do Business Forever
(StatePoint) Screen time is on the rise for kids and teens as a result of remote learning and social distancing measures. At the same time, cyberbullying and hate speech are reaching new heights amid the current crisis, according to analysts.
Supporting Teachers on the Frontlines of COVID-19
(StatePoint) The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how business gets done. And when it comes to midsized and small businesses, the importance of investing in new technology, facilitating remote work and maintaining a tech-savvy workforce has never been so clear, according to a new survey.
Small Businesses Remain Resilient Amid Pandemic
(StatePoint) Educators are among the many on the frontlines of COVID-19. During a time of immense disruption, they are quickly adapting their teaching methods, testing new skills, and discovering solutions to advance learning in profound new ways.
The Women Leading the Fight Against COVID-19
(StatePoint) Amid the historic coronavirus pandemic, businesses are adapting by making major changes to their operations, including increased use of technology, according to the latest PNC semi-annual survey of small and mid-size business owners and executives, which concluded Sept. 8.
Service Learning Gives Students Purpose and Connection in Quarantine
(StatePoint) Less than 30 percent of the world’s researchers are women, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. However, one team fighting against COVID-19 is not only leading the charge to save lives, but also in empowering women in science, encouraging the next generation of girls and young women to pursue STEM education.
4 Tips to Help Prevent Electrical Fires at Home
(StatePoint) The typical routine a school year brings has been lost this year, as students adjust to hybrid or fully remote learning models and ever-changing reopening plans. According to McKinsey, 75% of the 50 largest school districts in the country have decided to start remotely, and the UN estimates that 94% of the world’s student population has been impacted.
What Every Chronic Pain Sufferer Needs to Know
(StatePoint) Electrical fires often occur unexpectedly in locations that may be hidden from view. As the second most common type of home fire in the U.S., more than 40,000 electrical fires occur in American homes every year, resulting in hundreds of deaths, over 1,000 injuries and more than $1 billion in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
5 Ways to Make Your Next Camping Trip a Learning Experience
(StatePoint) According to a new survey from Boston Scientific of more than 500 people with chronic pain, 60 percent aren’t satisfied with their current treatment or therapies. Professional golfer Grant Waite can relate.
Top Tech to Bring With You on Your Next Outdoor Adventure
(StatePoint) A camping trip is not only fun and relaxing, it can be the perfect opportunity to test out new skills and acquire more knowledge. Here are five ways to make your next camping trip a learning experience for family members of all ages:
Social Media and Kids: What Parents Can Do to Ensure Safe Use
(StatePoint) Hitting the trail for a hike is good for the mind and body. Fortunately, there are still plenty of opportunities to get out and do so this fall. As you plan your next outdoor adventure, consider supporting your journey with the following tech tools and gear:
Distance-Learning: What You Need to Succeed at Home
(StatePoint) The negative effects of social media have been much discussed as of late, thanks to the recently released documentary on Netflix, “The Social Dilemma.”
(StatePoint) Is your family distance-learning? Having the resources you need at home can be the key to success. Here are a few tools to consider as you navigate an unusual school year: