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As we head into August, millions of teens will begin the transition to adulthood by matriculating to college. Many of these newly independent teens will find themselves the target of online scams. In this 24/7 digital world, sending a son or daughter off to college can be a daunting task. Of course, parents want to […]

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Identity theft is certainly not a new phenomenon—but it’s growing in our digital age. Preventing identity theft is easy when you know what steps to take—and what to look out for online. Here are Digital Citizen’s Alliance top five tips to protect yourself from identity theft online: Keep your passwords strong and safe. Make sure […]

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Children usually have a stronger mastery of the Internet than their parents. It’s a simple fact. They’re faster with computers and more active online. Often times, we might not fully grasp how they’re communicating, the data they’re collecting or to what extend they pump personal information into the online abyss. Parents face a major challenge […]

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Facebook is an extremely useful and entertaining form of social media; connecting over 1.1 billion users and facilitating an easy way of sharing a variety of content. However, despite its numerous benefits, Facebook does raise the issue of privacy with regards to the distribution of your personal information. Staggeringly, research has shown that 25% of […]

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When you look in your living room, are your pre-teens immersed in a video game on a console, computer, or cellphone? Chances are, the games they’re playing have online connectivity. Gartner reports that a large portion of the $111 billion video game market consists of online games. 38 percent of minors enjoy video gaming as […]

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Children and teens talking and texting on their smartphones is a very common sight on any city street or in any shopping mall. Children get their hands on mobile devices at a very early age; most are online by the time they are in the third grade. While technology can be a fantastic learning tool […]

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Many people have two sides to their personality. For some of these people, the balance is so completely disrupted that they can become manic in either happy or sad states. For your teen, the addition of hormones as well as a medium in which to vent freely can have a profound impact whether it is […]

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For parents of homeschooled kids, setting up the infrastructure of a classroom is part of the job. The modern student – specifically one pursing education at home – needs access to a computer. While a machine dedicated totally to the student is ideal, it’s not absolutely necessary – as long as the student doesn’t have […]

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PRIVACY. It is a word that many believe may soon be extincted online. We hear it frequently: Choose a safe password Never give out your social security number online Check your privacy settings – frequently Know your friends on your social media networks Never post questionable photos or comments Check your privacy settings – again […]

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I am so excited to announce this book is finally here! Theresa Payton, who I am honored to call my friend, and her co-author, Ted Claypoole just launched this informational and absolutely necessary book this past week. Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family With nearly […]