Archive for the ‘Online Safety’ Category

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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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Let’s face it, our kids crave their privacy just like adults–but they are not adults.  We want to give them their space, and trust them, however it is the outsiders that we worry about.  Especially when it comes to virtually strangers! How to snoop on your kid when they are online?  It sounds very sneaky, […]

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Privacy — a word years ago that people valued. Today people still value their privacy only it is harder to come by. January 28, 2013 is Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day is an effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint and escalate the protection of privacy and data […]

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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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Every parent worries about their children both online and off. Who are they talking to online?  Are they chatting with strangers?  What information are they sharing?  Does your teen or child know the boundaries? Let’s face it, you can never be safe enough or secure enough–there is always something new to learn! Encourage your teens […]

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Should you allow your child to watch the news or go on Facebook?  At what point is it okay and healthy for your child to learn about current events?  Could the media your kids watch be the cause of mass violence?  When it comes to kids’ exposure to the media, these questions are all ones […]

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Keeping kids safe online is a multi-faceted task.  You need to make sure the security on your computer is adequate.  Then you will need to set some parental controls on the computer.  Next you will need to set some ground rules in your home about computer usage. You will find these and many more tips […]

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Winter break is approaching and kids will likely be home alone during the span between Christmas and New Year’s Day with their new gadgets and electronic devices. Experts warn that many parents don’t know the risks associated with smartphones, tablets and PCs, which include access to inappropriate websites, downloading malicious apps and social networking dangers. […]

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Ahhh vacation—a luxury that all families, with any luck, get to enjoy at least once annually. Or we could be talking about holiday time off from school when kids have more time in front of their screens and not with family. Now that technology has become such an ever-present part of our lives, it can […]

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The National Retail Federation estimates online purchases for the 2012 holiday season will reach $96 billion, up 12 percent from 2011. Scammers, hackers, and “phishermen” have already taken their positions, waiting for the next unwitting shopper to carelessly give out personal information. Luckily, Santa is providing shoppers a guide to ensure online and other shopping […]