Archive for the ‘Cybersafety’ Category

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This year Safer Internet Day falls on February 10, 2015.  Like Data Privacy Day in January, it is an opportunity to spend a little extra time to learn more about a place where more and more people are spending the majority of their time – the Internet. Online safety is a concern for all ages, […]

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#DPD15 is Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – although we should be aware of our online privacy all the time, it is always good to take a day to recognize the importance of our personal information digitally and how easy it is now for others to acquire it. Though there are so many areas to touch […]

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‘Overshare‘ is officially 2014’s word of the year. Honestly – I am thrilled since it is a word that not only teens and kids need to become better aware of, but especially adults and parents. Oversharing, as outlined above, is generally giving too much information about one’s self or others online.  Whether you are leaving […]

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The holidays are here, school is out and chances are good everyone is spending more time online or with family and friends. This can also mean there can be more exposure to people or trolls online that can be cruel or mean. Unfortunately mean-people, such as bullies and cyberbullies, don’t take holidays or vacations.  On the […]

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Printed list below. The kids are so excited as they are starting their lists for Santa, parents are already stressing about the meals, travel plans, finances and of course – getting those holiday cards in the mail. I would bet the most excited people are the cyber-criminals!  This is their favorite time of year.  Why?  […]

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October is Bullying Prevention Month. Gossip can be mean. Bullies can build on gossip and create stories and ugliness about a student that can go viral in seconds. In today’s internet age, gossip can be spread at lightning speed to hundreds, thousands or millions of people. The new “party line” is cyberspace where millions of […]

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October is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month which spotlights an array of digital security measures parents, teens, and everyone should be using and should be aware of to protect themselves virtually. It is not only about protecting yourself from the cyber-scams such as identity theft and Internet predators, it can be as simple as learning […]

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Many parents, teachers and students will ask: “How can we get our schools and communities better informed on up-to-date cyber-knowledge so they are better able to support our children?” Let’s face it, our kids are usually ahead of us when it comes to technology, so we need to all work together to be supportive of […]

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The Internet is a part of everyone’s life on a daily basis. We use it at home, school, work and on the go. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October) is an important reminder for parents to keep tabs of where and when their kids surf online. The knowledge and access the internet can provide is […]

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The younger generation is growing up in an environment saturated with digital experiences. The latest news on Facebook and Instagram can be an instant conversation starter, and phone calls have taken a backseat to texts. Communication on the internet is hacking away at the importance and relevance of authentic offline conversations, yet it is essential […]