Archive for the ‘Social media’ Category

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Whenever I see these headlines about youth taking their lives and the word bullying or cyberbullying attached to it, I want to cringe. The fact is, it’s sad we need headlines to remind us to continue to be kind to others, to continue to discuss with our children as well as our friends and colleagues about the […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Online image, Online profile, Online reputation, Online resume, Parenting Teens, Reputation Management, Social media

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Personal posts can come back to bite prospective employees or even current employees and impact future employability. This can make what your teen is posting on social media have an impact beyond likes or retweets. Just think of all the times your teen has been excited about a social media post getting hundreds of likes […]

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What you look at, share, send, and store on your social media platforms is yours and yours alone—right? When it comes to access by law enforcement, the reality is more complicated. For starters, it’s important to realize that court cases have accessed data from computers, smart phones, messages, videos, and more. The courts haven’t established […]

posted by on Civility, Digital citizenship, Internet Privacy, Online reputation, Social media

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When it comes to employment and social media, the First Amendment does not apply. You can, in fact, get fired for what you write, post, and share online, and it is not a violation of your Constitutional rights. As HubShout’s June 2016 Social Media Conduct Survey found out, most people don’t understand the risks of […]

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More and more today you are hearing about social media policies that are in place not only to protect businesses and government agencies, but to protect schools and colleges. In the news, the headline of the Florida Assistant State Attorney being suspended following the tragedy in Orlando after he posted a controversial Facebook post that was […]

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Most Teens Spend at Least 3 Hours a Day Socializing Online AT&T and Tyler Clementi Foundation Survey 1,000 Area Teens and Parents: Find Pervasive Cyberbullying and Significant Awareness Gap Between Parents and Teens As middle and high school students spend more time online than ever before, a survey of New York City-area teenagers and parents […]

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Facebook has officially welcomed babies into the social network, with the creation of its new Scrapbook feature that allows parents and their partners to tag their children in photos and share them in a centralized location. Internet security company AVG found out way back in 2010, 92 percent of American children already had a presence […]

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It’s no secret that keeping our children safe is a full time job. In the past we could simply baby proof our homes and hold our child’s hands when they crossed the street. Now, today’s children have the world at their fingertips with the countless devices and forms of technology we have come to rely […]

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More than 70 percent of teens use more than one social network site, with Facebook being the most popular, reports Pew Research Center. Thanks to the advanced cameras on smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S6, Instagram and Snapchat are the next two most popular sites with teens. Parenting magazine explains that social media benefits teens […]

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We’ve heard this mantra a hundred times; “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” Today, as I have said a million times, your first impression today is usually your digital one. A new study by Ghent University said that employers use Facebook profile photos to screen potential candidates. Employers have limited […]