Posts Tagged ‘Cybersafety’

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cyber Seniors, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life

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October is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month which spotlights an array of digital security measures parents, teens, and everyone should be using and should be aware of to protect themselves virtually. It is not only about protecting yourself from the cyber-scams such as identity theft and Internet predators, it can be as simple as learning […]

posted by on Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Online bullying, Online Scams, SmartSign

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The younger generation is growing up in an environment saturated with digital experiences. The latest news on Facebook and Instagram can be an instant conversation starter, and phone calls have taken a backseat to texts. Communication on the internet is hacking away at the importance and relevance of authentic offline conversations, yet it is essential […]

posted by on Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Facebook safety, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parenting, Social media, Social Networking

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All my friends have a cell-phone, why can’t I? Everyone is on Facebook, why can’t I have an account? Even my friend’s younger sister is on Instagram, why can’t I? Parenting in today’s digital world is not easy.  Parent’s used to cringe at the pending sex chats, then we had the discussions about saying NO […]

posted by on College Tips, Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Online Privacy, Online Safety, Online Security, Safer Online

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As we head into August, millions of teens will begin the transition to adulthood by matriculating to college. Many of these newly independent teens will find themselves the target of online scams. In this 24/7 digital world, sending a son or daughter off to college can be a daunting task. Of course, parents want to […]

posted by on Civility, Internet Safety, Online Life, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Talk Early, Uncategorized

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We preach to our children, especially our teenagers — think before you post, it is public and permanent.  But how many times have parents thought before they uploaded a photo from a office party or maybe one of those silly quotes about if “Box Tops for Education were on wine labels, my kid’s school would […]

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In the summer heat, it’s easy to  understand why kids (and their parents) don’t want to be outside during the middle of the day. More free time spent inside during the summer, likely means more screen time for kids. Technology can help strengthen friendships and open a world of knowledge for our kids, but it calls for some […]

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Microsoft celebrates an online safety social media milestone! And I am so proud to be part of it as a key influencer! I am honored to be listed with people I respect and consider mentors: Anne Collier, Stephen Balkam, Larry Magid, danah boyd and Michael Kaiser. @Safer_Online is a community that promotes and supports online […]

posted by on connect safely, Cyber Safety, Digital citizenship, Internet Addiction, Internet Predators, Internet Safety

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It’s almost reads like a fiction novel or a Friday night mystery that you don’t think will ever happen to you  – and suddenly you realize, it can. Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls are accused of luring a middle school classmate into the woods in a Milwaukee suburb and stabbing her 19 times in an attack […]

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As you get older, you soon realize that it is not the quantity of friends you have, it is the quality of them. You learn to separate your acquaintances from your good friends, and your childhood friends from your current friends. We also learn, as adults, that our friends can be a reflection of who […]

posted by on Books, Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Identity theft, Internet profile, Internet Safety, Online image, Online Privacy, Online profile, Online reputation, Online Safety, Online Scams

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Summer is approaching and whether you are a teen or parent, the fact remains – summer time is more screen time! Whether you are a parent, caregiver, or educator, you can keep up with the latest computer and online safety issues and help kids learn to avoid the real dangers that exist in their Internet-connected […]