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The Hoax that’s no Joke

“‘I want to blow up the school,’ are the seven words that will cost 17-year-old Braeden McDaniel a lifetime of consequences…” Rania Mankarious discusses school threats and why hoaxes like this one are not a joke for students, parents, or the community.

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Mollie Tibbetts’ Story, Safety Tips for Joggers

Safety tips for joggers: Rania Mankarious reflects on the senseless murder of Mollie Tibbets and provides precautionary measures to take when running alone.

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Social Media and The Real Deal with your Teen

“Let’s face it, we have been routinely outsmarted by teens who are way savvier and way more determined to be online.” Rania Mankarious shares advice for parenting in the social media age.

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What You Need to Know about Online Scams

“Scammers will have successfully defrauded businesses and individuals of nearly $10 billion dollars in one year alone.” Rania Mankarious tells us what we need to know about online scams.

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Dangers of Drinking and Driving

In wake of the tragic drunk driving accident that killed 16-year-old Salma Gomez and 16-year-old Chloe Robison, Rania Mankarious shares alarming statistics and advises how to talk to your teens about the dangers of driving while intoxicated.

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Social Media Safety – Unsolicted Messages

Rania Mankarious discusses solicitation on social media from people – or bots – and how to address these scenarios with our kids.

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You’ve Gotten a Scary Email Alert, Now What?

“It got me thinking: is it wrong to be public-safety minded? Does it automatically equate to being paranoid?” Rania Mankarious addresses online sharing and how to evaluate whether what you’re reading is true or not.

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Topics of Conversation this July 4th

With complex issues and hard images hitting us daily, Rania Mankarious shares ideas for lighter conversations to enjoy as we celebrate 4th of July this week.

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Summer Concerns for the Everyday Parent

5 potential dangers of Summer: Rania Mankarious shares safety tips with parents to equip them for a fun and safe summer break with their kids

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Suicide – Attacking the Best of Us

Professionals are calling suicide a mental health epidemic. After the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain last week, Rania Mankarious shares a list of suicide risk factors, red flags and resources.

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