Archive for the ‘Online Safety’ Category

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There are experts and there are advocates in the bullying and cyberbullying arena.  Actually in many fields you will find experts and advocates. When it comes to cyberbullying two of the leading experts, Drs. Justin Patchin and Sameer Hinduja, founders of The Cyberbullying Research Center, are undeniable the best in their field. Cyberbullying is a […]

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The holidays are here and many kids, especially teenagers, will be asking for new cell phones, iPhones and Smartphones. Did you notice I said new cell phones since chances are very good your child already has a cell phone and wants the latest and greatest one now. Let’s face it, we live in a tech-driven […]

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As many people, the weekend can be a time to browse the web. This weekend, I was completely thrilled to come across an article titled “Best Blogs for Digital Parents.” Being someone that is interested in cybersafety and parenting — I clicked on it and imagine my surprise when I realized that my own blog […]

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It’s no secret that from cyberbullies to online stalkers and predators, teens face an increasing range of online threats. What can parents do to help their teens protect themselves online? Did you know: 62 percent of teenagers have witnessed taunting and other cruel behavior online. 23 percent say they have been victims of cyberbullying.

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The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) recently released a new report that was conducted by Hart Research Associates and supported by Google and Symantec.   Their study was about young people  that are increasingly concerned about the privacy of their personal information online and how their identities can be stolen through their use of social […]

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Remember the old Nigerian email scam? People received emails from an alleged Nigerian general’s widow asking for financial assistance to recover money in exchange for a handsome payout. Most people recognized it for what it was, but many fell for it. According to Snopes.com, this and other 4-1-9 scams took in more than $100 million […]

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Until fairly recently, keeping track of your children’s friends meant knowing who they were hanging out with, who was coming over, and where they were going. With a portal that links to virtually every person in the country now in their pockets, monitoring your children’s acquaintances and interactions is next to impossible. Not knowing what […]

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According to a recent report, the term “Internet addiction” was coined in 1995 – meant as a joke at the dawn of the online era. Nearly 20 years later, the reality of Internet addiction is no laughing matter. Many credible doctors and psychologists take the phenomenon seriously, especially when the endless hours spent online revolve […]

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It’s National Cyber Safety Awareness Month, however I think all year round we should practice cyber-etiquette and social media netiquette. Twitter, like Facebook, is crawling with kids and teens spreading their wings and expressing their personalities.  Let’s just hope they are keeping in mind that their future is in their keystrokes. Years ago raising our […]

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It is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month and sending emails is something many of us take for granted today. Have you ever hit that SEND button then realized it went to the wrong person? After all, especially if you work with an address book, you could have more than one “Sue” in there, and another […]