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Identity theft is certainly not a new phenomenon—but it’s growing in our digital age. Preventing identity theft is easy when you know what steps to take—and what to look out for online. Here are Digital Citizen’s Alliance top five tips to protect yourself from identity theft online: Keep your passwords strong and safe. Make sure […]

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It’s almost reads like a fiction novel or a Friday night mystery that you don’t think will ever happen to you  – and suddenly you realize, it can. Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls are accused of luring a middle school classmate into the woods in a Milwaukee suburb and stabbing her 19 times in an attack […]

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For parents of homeschooled kids, setting up the infrastructure of a classroom is part of the job. The modern student – specifically one pursing education at home – needs access to a computer. While a machine dedicated totally to the student is ideal, it’s not absolutely necessary – as long as the student doesn’t have […]

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I am so excited to announce this book is finally here! Theresa Payton, who I am honored to call my friend, and her co-author, Ted Claypoole just launched this informational and absolutely necessary book this past week. Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family With nearly […]

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It’s a new year and in many digital resolutions you will read reminders to always change your online passwords frequently. Personally, I always have a hard time remembering them until I came up with a personal system, which I hope others do too. Good passwords verses bad ones. Everything requires a password in today’s world. […]

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Good parents want to teach their children to walk and run, but still protect them when they fall. Healthy parenting is finding a balance between opportunity and risk. Children need to have the opportunity to grow and explore with as little risk of endangerment as possible. As children transition to adulthood, it is the teen […]

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Schools everywhere are working on ways to make it easier for kids to access documents needed for homework and classroom assignments. One of the services utilized is called Google Apps for Education. This is a cloud service that makes it possible for students to retrieve everything from a school calendar to email, from any device […]

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Are your children on Facebook? Are you sure you know who they’re communicating with and what they’re posting on there? As a responsible parent, it’s up to you to be aware of your teen’s activities online. We’ve been responsible for their offline lives, and now it’s time to shore up their online lives as well. […]

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With the recent PEW Internet Survey released on May 21st, 2013, there were some new findings that should make parents happy and maybe not so thrilled at the same time. We found out that some teens are finally waking-up to the fact that their online reputation is critical to their future.  Another words, they are […]

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In a recent study conducted by Grunwald Associates, the Learning First Alliance and AT&T,  found that more than 50% of parents believe that schools should make more use of mobile devices in education. Who would have guessed!?  Aren’t we trying to get our kids and ourselves to make time to unplug? The study found – […]