Archive for the ‘Cybersafety’ Category

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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 […]

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National Cyber Safety Awareness Month is here and it is also about how technology can be used for good! Stories about young people doing good things online rarely make headlines. So, to showcase some of that good, Platform for Good created an infographic highlighting the amazing ways Millennials are using technology to make a difference. […]

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This year, 81 percent of Internet-using teenagers in America reported that they are active on social-networking sites, more than ever before. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and new dating apps like Tinder, Grindr, and Blendr have increasingly become key players in social interactions, both online and IRL (in real life). – Vanity Fair article Friends Without Benefits […]

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Social media sites are incredibly popular and are growing more so every day. As more and more people flood to use them, the general opinion becomes one of safety and security. If millions of people use Facebook, it has to be secure, right? In reality, Facebook — just like any other website — has its […]

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With the heartbreaking effects of online bullying occupying more and more of today’s media headlines, parents of teens – and teens themselves – are looking for help.  Thanks to a sponsorship by Microsoft and in support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Digital Drama: Staying Safe While Being Social Online, is available to parents, teachers, […]

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What side of the fence do you stand on? Recently a school district in California hired a company to monitor their student’s social media.  The firm is looking at public posts for red flags searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats. This issue falls on whether this is a free speech […]

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With all the joys of parenting, there are also a few things that may not be as enjoyable – one being THE talk. I think there are many factors that make it daunting; when do we have THE talk? Where do we begin? My Dad never had the talk with me, but I can tell […]

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Many parents see the Internet as a distraction for their pre-teen and teenage children. They see the disadvantages that can come with spending time online – social media, addiction, and bullying, just to name a few. Other parents simply don’t have the money for a computer or internet access. What these parents don’t realize is […]

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Monitoring your kids’ online activity used to be relatively easy. You simply limited their web access to a family computer that was kept in an open and highly trafficked area of the home. Now, though, most teens are using their smartphones to access the web, which makes it much harder for parents to see and […]