Archive for the ‘Cyber Safety’ Category

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Guest Post by Brenda Barron Year after year, we watch as media consumption rises — in our homes, our professional workspaces, and even while we’re out and about. According to Nielsen’s Total Audience Report from the first quarter of 2016, our consumption of media has increased by a whole hour since the same time period in […]

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The internet is a modern marvel. This simple invention has revolutionized our lives in ways we never could have expected. We can order food and products straight to our door. We can video chat with people on the other side of the globe. We can talk to almost anyone in a matter of seconds. We […]

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Pokémon Go has taken over in the last couple of weeks, consuming the attention of children, teens and even adults. This game, which blends the virtual world with our real world, has made headlines not only because it broke download records but also because it has caused accidents, injuries and even robberies. Using the GPS […]

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If your child is awake, chances are she’s online. According to research, children are spending several hours a day using a smartphone, computer, or other electronic devices. The risks associated with kids online include cyberbullying, accessing inappropriate chat rooms, sharing personal information with strangers, and the list goes on. With students headed back to school […]

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Many parents think nothing of posting photos and stories about their kids on social media. Who doesn’t want to see photos of that gummy grin or read something funny that your little one said? Sharing your life on social media is the norm for many parents, who use Facebook to stay connected with far-flung relatives […]

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More and more today you are hearing about social media policies that are in place not only to protect businesses and government agencies, but to protect schools and colleges. In the news, the headline of the Florida Assistant State Attorney being suspended following the tragedy in Orlando after he posted a controversial Facebook post that was […]

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Parent or Warden This is a parenting confession. One of the more frustrating things about being a parent is navigating that fine line between offering reasonable, open-hearted, and generous advice with my kids versus playing jail warden. Regarding the latter, all of us parents have been there, right? You wish you could take a bit […]

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With the sheer volume of shareable content available these days, our children are being introduced to the world of social media at a shockingly young age. While the minimum age to register for a Facebook account is 13 years old, more than 5 million children under age 10 have a Facebook account. Even more surprising? […]