Archive for the ‘Online Safety’ Category

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I was honored to be asked to be a guest contributor for My Jewish Learning and The Canteen.  It is the blog section The Foundation for Jewish Camp website with many great articles for parents to learn about a variety of life lessons of raising today’s youth. I did a 3-part series on the latest […]

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To sext or not to sext? For the reported one out of every six kids who have received a “friend’s” naked picture online and been asked to return the favor, there is pressure to participate. No longer categorized as a trend, sexting is an epidemic – an epidemic that now has a smart answer. The […]

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As we head into August, millions of teens will begin the transition to adulthood by matriculating to college. Many of these newly independent teens will find themselves the target of online scams. In this 24/7 digital world, sending a son or daughter off to college can be a daunting task. Of course, parents want to […]

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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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It’s no secret that teenagers love their smartphones. It might even be safe to say that they couldn’t go a day without them, according to a recent survey done by USA Today. There are enough apps to keep the average teenager glued to their phone for hours on end and the most beloved apps are […]

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We preach to our children, especially our teenagers — think before you post, it is public and permanent.  But how many times have parents thought before they uploaded a photo from a office party or maybe one of those silly quotes about if “Box Tops for Education were on wine labels, my kid’s school would […]

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We constantly are telling our children and especially our teenagers, think before you post.  However, are their parents walking the talk? Last summer I wrote Facebook Is Not A Diary on Huffington Post and it went viral.  How a single mother went on about her online dating ventures  – the good, the bad and the […]

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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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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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Facebook is an extremely useful and entertaining form of social media; connecting over 1.1 billion users and facilitating an easy way of sharing a variety of content. However, despite its numerous benefits, Facebook does raise the issue of privacy with regards to the distribution of your personal information. Staggeringly, research has shown that 25% of […]