Archive for the ‘Online Privacy’ Category

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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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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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PRIVACY. It is a word that many believe may soon be extincted online. We hear it frequently: Choose a safe password Never give out your social security number online Check your privacy settings – frequently Know your friends on your social media networks Never post questionable photos or comments Check your privacy settings – again […]

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It’s a new year and in many digital resolutions you will read reminders to always change your online passwords frequently. Personally, I always have a hard time remembering them until I came up with a personal system, which I hope others do too. Good passwords verses bad ones. Everything requires a password in today’s world. […]

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Have you ever posted a picture and later regretted it? Have you ever sent your friend private photos that you believed were not going to be shared with anyone but her, and suddenly they are are over social media sites? Recently I wrote an article for the Huffington Post, Online Reputation Doesn’t Take Holidays Off.  […]

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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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Everybody is going crazy over a study Kaplan released in November. The study says, among other things, that college admissions staffs are starting to look into applicants’ social media activity and online reputations. Because parents and teens didn’t have enough to worry about in this increasingly public world. Do you remember when we were kids […]

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Every year when the holidays roll around more kids are introduced to more gadgets! In reality, it doesn’t take a holiday for a child to receive a gadget.  With the latest study showing that 95% of teens having access to the Internet, chances are very good your child is one of them. My philosophy has […]