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In this current digital era, people rely on the internet for virtually everything. We find our answers online, make friends and share personal information online, and reveal our private financial information in online shopping platforms among other activities. While the internet has made life a lot easier, it certainly raises serious issues regarding the privacy […]

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Guest post by Janita Docherty How do you view your social media world? The first thing that springs to mind is communication. Communication with your friends, family and other users in groups and forums that share a common interest. The second is sharing.  Sharing of our photos, sharing of our life’s moments and sharing of […]

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Online social networks are part of daily life, especially for kids and teens. Unfortunately, these networks make for easy bullying. How do you protect your kids from cyber threats? Cyberbullying Bullying is fairly common, especially among teenagers. According to the Center for Disease Control in the U.S., nearly 20 percent of high school students have […]

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Identity theft is certainly not a new phenomenon—but it’s growing in our digital age. Preventing identity theft is easy when you know what steps to take—and what to look out for online. Here are Digital Citizen’s Alliance top five tips to protect yourself from identity theft online: Keep your passwords strong and safe. Make sure […]

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Children usually have a stronger mastery of the Internet than their parents. It’s a simple fact. They’re faster with computers and more active online. Often times, we might not fully grasp how they’re communicating, the data they’re collecting or to what extend they pump personal information into the online abyss. Parents face a major challenge […]

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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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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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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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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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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, […]