Archive for the ‘Online Scams’ Category

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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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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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This year, 81 percent of Internet-using teenagers in America reported that they are active on social-networking sites, more than ever before. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and new dating apps like Tinder, Grindr, and Blendr have increasingly become key players in social interactions, both online and IRL (in real life). – Vanity Fair article Friends Without Benefits […]

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With the heartbreaking effects of online bullying occupying more and more of today’s media headlines, parents of teens – and teens themselves – are looking for help.  Thanks to a sponsorship by Microsoft and in support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Digital Drama: Staying Safe While Being Social Online, is available to parents, teachers, […]

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A recent study in the journal Pediatrics revealed that a third of teenage girls have met in person with someone they originally met online. Thanks to video apps like Vine and video-chatting software like Skype, verifying a person’s identity online is much easier than it was in the past. But teenagers are still at risk […]

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Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, frighten, humiliate, trick, expose, or otherwise harm a person in a deliberate and/or repeated manner. In 1996, the Columbine massacre changed national attitudes on bullying, while the dawn of the Internet forever altered the nature of bullying itself. Like all bullying, cyberbullying cannot be prevented altogether, […]

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Catfish, once a term used to describe a certain aquatic creature, is now the source of plenty of frustration and worry among parents of teens. As the Huffington Post explains, the modern definition of catfish involves the creation of a fake profile on Facebook, Twitter or other social networks. The intentions of users creating such […]

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Good parents want to teach their children to walk and run, but still protect them when they fall. Healthy parenting is finding a balance between opportunity and risk. Children need to have the opportunity to grow and explore with as little risk of endangerment as possible. As children transition to adulthood, it is the teen […]

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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 […]