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posted by on AT&T, Cell phone safety, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Digital Parenting, Internet Safety, Online Safety

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It’s often easy to hide behind a quick text, snap, post or tweet – but the lasting effects can have a devastating effect on teens and their families. With school out and the summer months ahead, cyberbullies may actually have more time on their hands this time of year to harass and bully others online. […]

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Whether it’s a twisted tweet or a mean meme, the chances of people losing their job or a college placement is becoming more real everyday. According to a new national survey conducted online on behalf of CareerBuilder by Harris Poll, 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring. This is up […]

posted by on Cell phone safety, Cybersafety, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Teens

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Every parent has his or her own suspicions about their child’s cellphone use. With today’s technology the world is literally at the fingertips of our youth. Anything and everything you could possibly imagine can be found on the Internet, thus leading to overprotected parents and heavy monitoring on children. It is natural for a parent […]

posted by on Civility, connect safely, Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, Digital citizenship, Digital Life

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From day one, I have been a fan of #ICanHelp and their mission to Delete Negativity Online. Today they’ve expanded globally! I’m so proud of all they’ve accomplished since it’s a needed organization in a culture of digital hate. Their campaigns promoting kindness and building empathy from replacing Hump Day to Happy Help Day to the […]

posted by on Cyberbullying, Cybersafety, Internet Privacy, Internet Safety, Online reputation, Online Safety

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There was a time (ahem, the MySpace era) when social media was where you could vent, revel in your drama, and get plenty of ego strokes from your friends. This was before employers were blatantly using social media and other online tools to suss out potential job candidates. No matter how locked down you think […]

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Keeping teens and tweens safe online continues to be a growing issue that concerns parents everywhere. Statistics indicate that 20% of youths receive hateful or harassing messages via the internet. This is not what a parent likes to hear. As a parent, you want to protect your children from dangers both in real life and […]

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The facts about cyberbullying are sobering. More than 40 percent of kids say they have been bullied online, 87 percent have witnessed cyberbullying and yet only one in ten victims will report the abuse to an adult. Kids who are bullied are at greater risk for anxiety, depression, and in extreme cases, suicide. Furthermore, kids […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Internet Privacy, Online Privacy, Online Safety, Online Security

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Identity theft is at an all-time high. More than 15 million consumers fell victim to some kind of identity theft in 2016, according to Javelin  Strategy & Research. This is up from about 13 million in the prior year. As technology evolves with new ways to keep thieves out of our wallets, hackers find new […]

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May is National Teen Safe Driving Month Prom season is here, and that means many teens will be driving on that special night. And of course, most will have a smartphone in hand to capture the memories. But AT&T wants to remind young drivers during this, National Teen Safe Driving Month, to keep their eyes […]

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By the time children reach the teenage years, tech is entrenched in day-to-day activities, from school work to socializing. Teens are eager to explore the digital universe, which presents many dangers alongside its advantages. That puts parents in a tricky situation as they seek ways to protect their teens from the dangers lurking online without […]