Posts Tagged ‘Cyber-safety’

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Despite growing concerns over kids’ safety and privacy online, a recent study showed that less than half of parents use parental control software to monitor their children’s activities and/or filter inappropriate web content. If parents are truly worried, and surveys show they are, then why aren’t more of them taking steps to keep their kids […]

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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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February 5th 2014 is Digital Learning Day. It is an opportunity to take extra time to learn something new about the Internet or digital citizenship — maybe learn a new app your kids are using. Reality is, everyday is an opportunity to learn something new.  I am not convinced we need a specific day, but […]

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Your teens may be much more savvy when it comes to navigating the Web and mastering new technology, but they may not always be aware of the dangers that come along with online activity. Phishing is a type of internet fraud sent via email in an attempt to deceive users into sending or entering login […]

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We were always taught to share.  It was engrained in our upbringing.  Funny how things can take-on different meanings as we grow older and as the world has changed. There are two cyber-safety days coming up soon, and honestly, I think it is great we recognize these days — but I sincerely hope that everyday […]

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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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Tito de Morais, The Internet Safety Guy, recently said in a forum, “Kids that are at risk offline will be at risk online, as questionable conduct in the physical and digital world is not mutually exclusive.” After collaborating on several other articles, including the “Cyber-Shield” series, I was thrilled to be a part of Sue […]

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It’s a new year and in many digital resolutions you will read reminders to always change your online passwords frequently. Personally, I always have a hard time remembering them until I came up with a personal system, which I hope others do too. Good passwords verses bad ones. Everything requires a password in today’s world. […]

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I think everyone can conclude we strive for safety online for ourselves and our families – especially our children. We want to: Protect them from predators Create strong passwords Avoid hoax and scams Protect your identity & your child’s Overall cyber-safety One area that I believe concerns us the most is the way privacy is […]

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Have you ever posted a picture and later regretted it? Have you ever sent your friend private photos that you believed were not going to be shared with anyone but her, and suddenly they are are over social media sites? Recently I wrote an article for the Huffington Post, Online Reputation Doesn’t Take Holidays Off.  […]