Posts Tagged ‘Cybersafety’

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January 28th is Data Privacy Day. The Internet gives everyone a voice, but we need people to protect those voices. Online harassment and cyber bullying are real. And, some groups, such as women, are targeted more than others. Sadly, who you are affects how you are treated by others online, as well as offline. The […]

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Today your online image is usually the first impression any employer or possible a college recruiter will review about you.  Your name will eventually be put through an internet wash-cycle and how it spins depends on how you have been maintaining it. Keep in mind you never get a second chance to make a first […]

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Do you know what you’re teenager is up to when using their smart phone? Today, 70 percent of teens try to conceal their online behavior, and temporary and anonymous apps are gaining popularity, but there are significant dangers that lie within the apps. Cyberbullying, sexting, exposure to adult content are just to name a few […]

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Parent or Warden This is a parenting confession. One of the more frustrating things about being a parent is navigating that fine line between offering reasonable, open-hearted, and generous advice with my kids versus playing jail warden. Regarding the latter, all of us parents have been there, right? You wish you could take a bit […]

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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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With two surveys recently released, it’s time to check-in with how we’re doing as a digital society. As far as parents are concerned, they are doing better, according to a recent PEW Survey. They are becoming more engaged in their teen’s activity online including knowing their teen’s passwords (see graph below). Not to be a Debby Downer, […]

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Guest post by Janita Docherty How do you view your social media world? The first thing that springs to mind is communication. Communication with your friends, family and other users in groups and forums that share a common interest. The second is sharing.  Sharing of our photos, sharing of our life’s moments and sharing of […]

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It’s not only youth that love the Internet, earlier this year PEW Research shared that 52% of adults online are engaged in social media with Facebook as the most popular. We have heard the rumors that teens are finding other social media outlets, such as Snapchat or Instagram, since parents are in love with Facebook, […]

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If we haven’t heard it once, we have heard it a hundred times; Think before you post. Pause before you send. Both statements are absolutely true.  It’s my opinion that when we are thinking we are usually still typing and clicking since the average person is double or triple tasking. Tell me I’m wrong? With […]

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I’ve heard from some parents that say they won’t allow their tweens or teens on social media sites or ban them from certain apps or other digital platforms that today’s teenagers are engaging in.  Of course many know that kids have way to defy parents – whether it is sneaking to a friend’s house or […]