Archive for the ‘Cybersafety’ Category

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Recently I wrote about a survey lead by Stage of Life that reported that 97% of teens learn their manners from home – their parents are their influence. When it comes to their decision to drink alcohol, according to the Century Council, 83% of teens said that their parents are their largest influence not to […]

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Many people have two sides to their personality. For some of these people, the balance is so completely disrupted that they can become manic in either happy or sad states. For your teen, the addition of hormones as well as a medium in which to vent freely can have a profound impact whether it is […]

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Despite growing concerns over kids’ safety and privacy online, a recent study showed that less than half of parents use parental control software to monitor their children’s activities and/or filter inappropriate web content. If parents are truly worried, and surveys show they are, then why aren’t more of them taking steps to keep their kids […]

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This week is not only Safer Internet Day it’s also Valentine’s Day. February is also a month we recognize as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. All of these special days have distinct meanings – and important ones. The commonality?  Love. We want our loved ones, especially your teens, to be safe – safety is always […]

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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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February 5th 2014 is Digital Learning Day. It is an opportunity to take extra time to learn something new about the Internet or digital citizenship — maybe learn a new app your kids are using. Reality is, everyday is an opportunity to learn something new.  I am not convinced we need a specific day, but […]

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Your teens may be much more savvy when it comes to navigating the Web and mastering new technology, but they may not always be aware of the dangers that come along with online activity. Phishing is a type of internet fraud sent via email in an attempt to deceive users into sending or entering login […]

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By educating ourselves, parents, teachers, and students, we are elevating our community. Florida is sadly recognized for tragic headlines of youth suicides, bullying and cyberbullying. When the oldest city in our country, St. Augustine, decided to launch The Community Empowerment Series in 2013, no one imagined it would grow into an event that now. We […]

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We were always taught to share.  It was engrained in our upbringing.  Funny how things can take-on different meanings as we grow older and as the world has changed. There are two cyber-safety days coming up soon, and honestly, I think it is great we recognize these days — but I sincerely hope that everyday […]

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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 […]