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With the recent PEW Internet Survey released on May 21st, 2013, there were some new findings that should make parents happy and maybe not so thrilled at the same time. We found out that some teens are finally waking-up to the fact that their online reputation is critical to their future.  Another words, they are […]

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Spring break is here and many teens love to boast about their fun online.  However parents need to step up to the plate and talk to their kids about what they post today can literally harm their future and affect their college of choice or a potential employment. Let’s make spring break a time for […]

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All too often, we’re advised to talk to teens about the Internet in the emphatic, wide-eyed sort of way that trips all their alarms: Warning, warning, clueless parent ahead! Sure, there are plenty of traps and dangers lurking on the Web for a naive young person. But teens are like bashful deer: Make too much […]

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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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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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If you are the parent of a teenager and you have a home computer, then it’s likely that he or she would be surfing the Web 24 hours a day — if you allow it. There’s also a strong possibility that your teen is hiding their online activities. BusinessWire.com released a study conducted by McAfee, […]

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It’s hard for kids to think that the things they do now will matter later. But the reality is, those things will, especially if they have put them anywhere on the Internet. Sure, having a Facebook page is cool and fun, but kids and teens need to know that what goes on Facebook, stays on […]

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This past summer I was honored to teach a class at a local college about online reputation to a group of teens.  I was amazed at how receptive they were and jumped in to start creating their positive online image and building their virtual real estate! Today we hear a lot about businesses and professionals […]