Archive for the ‘Online Safety’ Category

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I am someone that truly knows the gift of social media.  The support it can give you when you are feeling down.  The friends you can make and the groups you can join that have common interests. PEW Research just released their latest study on Social Media, Teens and Friendship.  Like adults, teenagers can find […]

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Guest post by Janita Docherty How do you view your social media world? The first thing that springs to mind is communication. Communication with your friends, family and other users in groups and forums that share a common interest. The second is sharing.  Sharing of our photos, sharing of our life’s moments and sharing of […]

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It’s the last day of Internet Safety Month. On the first day I asked, what was your priority? Of course, just because June is over doesn’t mean we stop thinking about online safety.  This is a topic that should be in our daily conversations.  It should be as common as how a was your day? […]

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We have heard about abstinence when it comes to sex, now it is about disconnecting from your digitally devices and social media.  It’s not easy. However a parent that was determined to get her family’s offline back gathered some volunteers (with the same mission) and created the Disconnect project. According to a recent Slate cover story about […]

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New Intel Security recently released their latest study, “Realities of Cyber Parenting: What Pre-teens and Teens are Up To Online” which gave us some insights of what parents are most concerned about when it comes to Internet Safety. June is Internet Safety Month, but as I have always said, practicing online safety is something we implement […]

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June is Internet Safety Month. It’s great that we designate a month for Internet Safety Awareness, as we do for Bullying and Cyberbullying Awareness in October, but this doesn’t mean that we ignore it the other eleven months of the year. I think it is great we will see many articles and resources through this […]

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Everyone is ready for summer and we know people of all ages love to share or sometimes overshare their summer activities with their online friends. I have recently discovered a great way to define and archive your memories to better protect and re-visit what you did summer of 2015 (or other events you want to […]

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One of my constant mantra’s is offline parenting will help your kids, and especially teen’s, make better online choices.  The fact is when your children are in their digital world’s you are not there to protect there.  With all the parental controls, filters and monitoring, your teen is in that moment and will make that […]

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Research was just released by GlobalWebIndex that shows adults love social media almost as much as the kids do. The average adult spends one in four online minutes on social media according to the recent research. What is the most popular social media platform for adults?  Facebook – by far it revealed, as did the […]

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Online social networks are part of daily life, especially for kids and teens. Unfortunately, these networks make for easy bullying. How do you protect your kids from cyber threats? Cyberbullying Bullying is fairly common, especially among teenagers. According to the Center for Disease Control in the U.S., nearly 20 percent of high school students have […]