Archive for the ‘Cybersafety’ Category

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The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) recently released a new report that was conducted by Hart Research Associates and supported by Google and Symantec.   Their study was about young people  that are increasingly concerned about the privacy of their personal information online and how their identities can be stolen through their use of social […]

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Remember the old Nigerian email scam? People received emails from an alleged Nigerian general’s widow asking for financial assistance to recover money in exchange for a handsome payout. Most people recognized it for what it was, but many fell for it. According to Snopes.com, this and other 4-1-9 scams took in more than $100 million […]

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There are many people in our family, schools and community that deserve a big virtual hug of gratitude. Someone that may have mentored you, someone that may have helped you through a difficult situation, maybe someone that is helping you pay for school.  Maybe there is a teacher that has inspired to you to stay […]

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Even though October is National Bullying Prevention Month, not everyone is getting the memo. Tragic news continues to surface following Rebecca Sedwick’s tragic suicide in Florida last month. Just last week, Jordan Lewis, a 15-year old boy from Illinois, committed suicide, leaving behind a note stating he was tired of life and overwhelmed by the […]

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Until fairly recently, keeping track of your children’s friends meant knowing who they were hanging out with, who was coming over, and where they were going. With a portal that links to virtually every person in the country now in their pockets, monitoring your children’s acquaintances and interactions is next to impossible. Not knowing what […]

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Bullying Prevention Awareness Month is a perfect time to introduce Kindr! Being kind can prevent bullying and cyberbullying…. Matt Ivester, the creator of Kindr, took some time out of his busy schedule to share some insights about his new app as well as his bestselling book, lol…OMG! 1.  What is Kindr, and what inspired its […]

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It’s National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Will you stand in unity and be a voice against bullying? The music video for Stand the Anthem united youth across 17 states & 6 countries. Performed by Charleigh and Justin Gere “Stand” http://www.willustand.com Help us share the message of Stand with schools all across the nation and worldwide […]

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According to a recent report, the term “Internet addiction” was coined in 1995 – meant as a joke at the dawn of the online era. Nearly 20 years later, the reality of Internet addiction is no laughing matter. Many credible doctors and psychologists take the phenomenon seriously, especially when the endless hours spent online revolve […]

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The suicide of 12 year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick, like the other tragic suicides of young lives, created a ground swell of bullying and cyberbullying prevention advocates to write many articles about horrific incident. During National Bullying Prevention Month we just learned that two more young lives will be changed forever — however not how you […]

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It’s National Cyber Safety Awareness Month, however I think all year round we should practice cyber-etiquette and social media netiquette. Twitter, like Facebook, is crawling with kids and teens spreading their wings and expressing their personalities.  Let’s just hope they are keeping in mind that their future is in their keystrokes. Years ago raising our […]