Archive for the ‘Online Safety’ Category

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In a recent study conducted by Grunwald Associates, the Learning First Alliance and AT&T,  found that more than 50% of parents believe that schools should make more use of mobile devices in education. Who would have guessed!?  Aren’t we trying to get our kids and ourselves to make time to unplug? The study found – […]

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It’s inevitable, but as they grow older, your son or daughter will want to have access to the home computer. In fact, more than likely they will ask for a computer of their own. Although the safest path would be to keep them off the computer and away from inappropriate sites, images, and people online, […]

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What you “Like” on Facebook can reveal more about you than you may realize. One study analyzed the Likes of more than 58,000 U.S. volunteers and found that certain Likes can be connected to specific personal characteristics including intelligence and political views. Source: Internet Provider

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Your children would never walk off with a stranger or accept a gift from someone they didn’t know. You’ve taught them about stranger danger and how to call attention to themselves if they didn’t feel safe. In the same way you protect your children, you try to do the same for your home. You lock your doors when you leave and again […]

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We wanted to follow up on our first post about the importance of removing your own information as well as that of your kids from Spokeo, and look more in depth at a couple of issues that arise when your profile information is available on Spokeo. The first is that Spokeo does in fact have […]

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This is a question that has been lingering for the past couple of years.  We know that kids under 13 are joining, but should they be? The brave new world of technology has expanded so far that even your grandmother may have an account on the social networking clearinghouse that is Facebook. The fact that […]

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As hard as a parent tries to put measures in place to prevent her children from danger online, it can all be for naught when the child goes to visit others, including grandma and grandpa. This is not to say that grandparents don’t want to protect our children from the dangers that lurk online—they simply […]

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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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The Internet is an invaluable tool for teenagers, allowing them access to information that would have required their parents to spend hours in the library with a card catalog and stack of reference books. For all of the vast stores of information online, there are also more than a few dangers. Sexual predators, bullying and […]

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Nearly every child in America is familiar with the Internet. And because children of today have grown up in a world with technology at their fingertips, most are savvy when it comes to using the Internet. In fact, most kids of today are better skilled with computers than their parents and their teachers. This is […]