Archive for the ‘Online Safety’ Category

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“….we teach kids about tornado drills, fire drills, bus drills, yet nothing on sexual abuse….” says Erin Merryn, author and survivor after being abused and molested as a child. Erin Merryn is a champion that is not only changing laws in our country, she is educating parents, schools  and children about sexual abuse prevention programs. […]

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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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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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I am so excited to announce this book is finally here! Theresa Payton, who I am honored to call my friend, and her co-author, Ted Claypoole just launched this informational and absolutely necessary book this past week. Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family With nearly […]

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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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I think everyone can conclude we strive for safety online for ourselves and our families – especially our children. We want to: Protect them from predators Create strong passwords Avoid hoax and scams Protect your identity & your child’s Overall cyber-safety One area that I believe concerns us the most is the way privacy is […]

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What does digital citizenship mean to you? As the world of technology and social media continues to expand, parents especially need to pay attention to raising respectful digital citizens. From the moment our kids are old enough to understand, they are taught about manners, kindness, respect for others, and proper etiquette to their elders.  Many […]

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I was tired of reading the articles about teens exiting Facebook.  I am sure the studies are done efficiently, but I still know that teens will be teens. Recently I wrote an article for Huffington Post Parents, “Are Teens Really Leaving Facebook?” As I said, I doubt it — it is more likely they are […]

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Parents, teachers and anyone that wants to learn more about cyber-education, @BeCyberWise is offering a limited gift of digital literacy that will bring you up-to-date with technology today. Isn’t it time you caught up with your kids and/or students, digitally speaking? From social media and networking site knowledge, to digital etiquette – or should we […]

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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.  […]