Archive for the ‘Social Networking’ Category

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We are constantly hearing headlines saying that our teens are leaving Facebook.  I know I am someone that has been debating that.  Not because I don’t believe they are leaving it, but because I think they may be using other social media sites in addition to Facebook. The fact is Facebook offers too many functions that […]

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Safer Internet Day (SID) is organized by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. Tuesday, February 10th, Connect Safely will be hosting Safer Internet Day on the campus of Facebook in Menlo Park, California. […]

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February 10th is Safer Internet Day. Everyday, no matter what age we are, more and more people are becoming digitally connected.  This means that we have to become more aware of safety precautions online. I welcome a very timely guest post by contributor Mary Sullivan with some excellent tips on cyber-safety for all ages: Whether […]

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There are always many opinions on this topic and I believe that each family has their own individual thoughts for what works best for them and their teenager, but when I read a recent post on one of my favorite sites, Grown and Flown, I had to share it with my readers. Here are 8 […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Data Privacy Day, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Identity theft, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Social media, Social Networking

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#DPD15 is Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – although we should be aware of our online privacy all the time, it is always good to take a day to recognize the importance of our personal information digitally and how easy it is now for others to acquire it. Though there are so many areas to touch […]

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As I continue to write about bullying and cyberbullying, it never ceases to amaze me how many different ways people have discovered to hate others — whether it is on the playground or online, peer cruelty doesn’t seem to have any limits or boundaries. The irony of it is I read so much about youth bullying, […]

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Holiday season is finally over and many children welcomed their first cell phone they were begging for! And your gift? Peace of mind now that you can connect with your child virtually anywhere. But not so quick! While that new cellphone provides numerous benefits, you want to make sure your child is using it responsibly. Below […]

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‘Overshare‘ is officially 2014’s word of the year. Honestly – I am thrilled since it is a word that not only teens and kids need to become better aware of, but especially adults and parents. Oversharing, as outlined above, is generally giving too much information about one’s self or others online.  Whether you are leaving […]

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School will be out shortly, holidays are here and there will be more screen time for everyone. It’s not only about kids and teens, let’s remember parents will be just as busy with their digital devices.  Whether they are texting, ordering online or finding a recipe on Pinterest – there is no denying, everyone young […]

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Brace yourself parents! Is this a time to say, “It’s not my kid?“ Though venting their displeasure regarding parental rules and restrictions is nothing new for tweens and teens, the current generation isn’t limited to bashing their parents to one friend at a time over the telephone; now, they can air their grievances in one […]