Posts Tagged ‘Cybersafety’

posted by on Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Privacy, Internet profile, Internet Safety, Online image, Online Life, Online profile, Parenting, Social media

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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 […]

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#iCANHELP AND NET FAMILY NEWS INC. TEAM UP TO PILOT A SOCIAL MEDIA HELPLINE FOR SCHOOLS DURING 2015-’16 SCHOOL YEAR With 92% of middle and high school students online daily, 24% of them “almost constantly,”* it’s time schools had some help with social media! We welcome your support of a helpline that schools can call […]

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I write frequently about respecting age restrictions, especially as it pertains to social media sites.  Popular sites such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter all clearly state you have to be 13 year-old to have an account – yet some parents have allowed their tweens to sign-up earlier. Recently I was introduced to a new site […]

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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 […]

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This year Safer Internet Day falls on February 10, 2015.  Like Data Privacy Day in January, it is an opportunity to spend a little extra time to learn more about a place where more and more people are spending the majority of their time – the Internet. Online safety is a concern for all ages, […]

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We are all guilty! We sit at work and, when temptation calls, access our personal email or our Facebook accounts; we are working on a big project at home and, instead of television, it is Facebook, Pinterest, emails, YouTube, or some other more entertaining site that beckons! And yet, when we catch our kids using […]

posted by on Bullying, Bullying prevention, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Online bullying, Online Safety

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The holidays are here, school is out and chances are good everyone is spending more time online or with family and friends. This can also mean there can be more exposure to people or trolls online that can be cruel or mean. Unfortunately mean-people, such as bullies and cyberbullies, don’t take holidays or vacations.  On the […]

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According to the National Retailer Federation, more than 30% of consumers are expected to buy wearables, smartphones and other electronics this holiday season. If you’re a parent, chances are a smartphone or tablet tops your child’s wish list this holiday season. For kids, owning a tablet or smartphone is about being cool. But for parents, […]

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Printed list below. The kids are so excited as they are starting their lists for Santa, parents are already stressing about the meals, travel plans, finances and of course – getting those holiday cards in the mail. I would bet the most excited people are the cyber-criminals!  This is their favorite time of year.  Why?  […]

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October is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM). Does your teen know more about technology than you do? It is time to catch up and be proactive in keeping your kids safe both online and off. When safety trumps privacy – be a parent in the know! Teens have access to unprecedented amounts of technology, […]