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The Internet is an invaluable tool for teenagers, allowing them access to information that would have required their parents to spend hours in the library with a card catalog and stack of reference books. For all of the vast stores of information online, there are also more than a few dangers. Sexual predators, bullying and […]

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Nearly every child in America is familiar with the Internet. And because children of today have grown up in a world with technology at their fingertips, most are savvy when it comes to using the Internet. In fact, most kids of today are better skilled with computers than their parents and their teachers. This is […]

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Have you ever heard of Spokeo? If you haven’t, it’s time to learn about the new wave of “People Search” websites that allow users to find out nearly anything they’d like about someone, using only the internet. Sites like Spokeo consolidate various small bits of personal information that are available online about an individual, compiling […]

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This infograph exposes how an increased reliance on text messaging and techspeak is destroying our writing and verbal communication skills. Research suggests the use of abbreviations, word substitutions, acronyms, and emoticons, are all major contributors to this decline. Source:  Online College  

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Privacy — a word years ago that people valued. Today people still value their privacy only it is harder to come by. January 28, 2013 is Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day is an effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint and escalate the protection of privacy and data […]

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We are the raw material of the new economy. Data about all of us is being prospected for, mined, refined, and traded… . . . and most of us don’t even know about it. Every time we go online, we add to a personal digital footprint that’s interconnected across multiple service providers, and enrich massive […]

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Keeping kids safe online is a multi-faceted task.  You need to make sure the security on your computer is adequate.  Then you will need to set some parental controls on the computer.  Next you will need to set some ground rules in your home about computer usage. You will find these and many more tips […]

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Winter break is approaching and kids will likely be home alone during the span between Christmas and New Year’s Day with their new gadgets and electronic devices. Experts warn that many parents don’t know the risks associated with smartphones, tablets and PCs, which include access to inappropriate websites, downloading malicious apps and social networking dangers. […]

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Ahhh vacation—a luxury that all families, with any luck, get to enjoy at least once annually. Or we could be talking about holiday time off from school when kids have more time in front of their screens and not with family. Now that technology has become such an ever-present part of our lives, it can […]

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In a time when Facebook and Twitter are the new normal for conversation, it is nice to hear that teens and parents are concerned about privacy issues online. A new poll finds that many parents have new concerns about their children and their privacy online. The Pew Internet Project and the Berkman Center for Internet […]