Posts Tagged ‘Cyber-safety’

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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 […]

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We have discussed this for a long time, tweens jumping on social networking sites that clearly state they must be 13 years-old to join. Parents will sometimes cave to their tweens begging (peer pressure from the tween) – or the tween will find a way around entering these sites.  In either situation, it is crucial that […]

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If your child is awake, chances are they’re probably online. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, children 8 to 18 spend more than 7.5 hours a day using a smartphone, computer, television or other electronic devices. The risks associated with kids online include cyberbullying, accessing inappropriate chat rooms, sharing personal information with strangers, and the […]

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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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What Steps Should You Take To Properly Buy Medications Online? There are many factors to consider when looking for an online pharmacy that provides legitimate prescription medications. In fact, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) has reviewed more than 10,900 websites for patient safety and pharmacy practice standards and only about 4% of […]

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I was asked by Dr. Greene, what I would like to see change for 2015, and for me, it was easy. It’s about time all schools require students to attend cyber-civics classes!  Yes, digital citizenship is as important today as Home Economics and Wood Shop was back in my generation.  The slight difference is – these […]

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The Internet is a part of everyone’s life on a daily basis. We use it at home, school, work and on the go. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October) is an important reminder for parents to keep tabs of where and when their kids surf online. The knowledge and access the internet can provide is […]

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October is National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month. We will see many articles and reports on bullying and cyberbullying. The goal is to have parents, kids and educators to take the time to learn more about bullying and cyberbullying.  Although we have a month designated to awareness, all year round we are dealing with peer […]

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I was honored to be asked to be a guest contributor for My Jewish Learning and The Canteen.  It is the blog section The Foundation for Jewish Camp website with many great articles for parents to learn about a variety of life lessons of raising today’s youth. I did a 3-part series on the latest […]

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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 […]