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posted by on Cybersafety, Internet Safety, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Social media, Twitter

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These days, Twitter is becoming a major part of how professionals in nearly all fields communicate and academia has been no exception. Professors, researchers, and experts of all kinds are using the social media site to connect with other professionals, share research, teach students, and even, strange as it might sound, do serious academic research. […]

posted by on Bullying, Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, Online harassment, Parenting, Parenting Teens

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Did you know bullying could start as early as 2 years old? While we all have experienced bullying in some form or another, the advent of Facebook and Twitter have provided more avenues for harassment. This insightful graphic explores why some kids are compelled to bully and the detrimental effects it has on everybody. Created […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Internet Safety, Sexting, Texting

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You probably already have a few pretty good ideas about text messaging. For instance, you know walking while texting can be tricky, and you know texting in your college courses has a negative impact on your grades. You didn’t need a study to tell you so, but researchers went ahead and did them anyway. But […]

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Let’s face it, the Internet is here to stay! Much has been made of the potentially hazardous landscape for children that is the internet, and rightly so. Parents do need to be concerned about how their children make use of this valuable tool, and a valuable tool it surely is. No longer a luxury but […]

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Does your teen or tween Tweet? Years ago raising our children never included teaching them social media manners.  Today, however, your social networking etiquette could determine whether you get into your college of choice and land the job you have been dreaming of. Social media forums have some real up sides, we can’t deny that. […]

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Social networking is here to stay and it is starting younger and younger with our kids. You had to have seen this one coming: kids are picking up bad habits from their extensive use of social media giant Facebook. This can’t come as too big of a surprise though, because it stands to reason that […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Internet Safety, Uncategorized

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As people age, they care more and more about online security and privacy. During their 20s, many people begin distinguishing between their social personality and the image they project in their professional careers. The advent of social media has caused the line between these personas to blur.   While some websites, such as LinkedIn, are […]

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Facebook now claims more than 900 million members, and unfortunately some of those individuals have malicious intentions. Members must remain vigilant about their security and privacy settings to protect themselves from identity theft and potential predators. Facebook has a Privacy Settings page that allows users to customize their experience by choosing who can search for […]

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Online defamation has become increasingly prevalent in the past several years, necessitating legal action in many cases. Social networking and blogging have led to a sharp increase in online defamation, especially since many individuals believe the Internet to be an unregulated frontier. Courts have consistently affirmed that libel regulations apply to online content just as […]