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As a parent, you are probably concerned about your tween and teen’s use of social media. While you understand the appeal of sites like Instagram and Snapchat, you want to be sure your children are not sharing too much personal info or posting too many photos. What makes this concern a tad ironic, is that […]

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So far in 2015, there have been countless cases of mass identity theft. In the United States alone, millions have been victimized in data breaches and the year is not over yet. While improvements to identity security, such as through Chip-and-Pin credit card technology, are making an impact — it’s not enough! If you want […]

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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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Summer is approaching and whether you are a teen or parent, the fact remains – summer time is more screen time! Whether you are a parent, caregiver, or educator, you can keep up with the latest computer and online safety issues and help kids learn to avoid the real dangers that exist in their Internet-connected […]

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Internet safety is a priority and the most important part of your digital safety is your privacy and security. Like many people, young and not-so-young, we are engaged in social media.  From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram you will have experienced “the #HASHTAG” What is a hashtag? A hashtag is a word or an unspaced […]

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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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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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The holidays are an exciting time for most people and as we go gift shopping for family and friends, it is important to remember that cybercriminals and scammers are excited by the dangerous opportunities the holidays create. Fraud is more common than you might think; According to Fox Business, one in ten adult Americans were […]

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Recently I wrote an article for Huffington Post, Your Online Reputation Doesn’t Take the Holidays Off.  Why?  Because I was browsing Facebook the other day and stunned at what people will share – or should we say – overshare. It isn’t only photos – there are videos that can be questionable too. Since it is […]

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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 […]