Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

posted by on Cybersafety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Safety, Online image, Online Life, Online profile, Online resume, Oversharing, Social media

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We’ve heard this mantra a hundred times; “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” Today, as I have said a million times, your first impression today is usually your digital one. A new study by Ghent University said that employers use Facebook profile photos to screen potential candidates. Employers have limited […]

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We know we live in a digitally connected society, with 92% of adults attached to their cell phones, 52% of them are fully engaged in social media (Facebook being their favorite by 71%) and now research has revealed that it’s not only women (which has been leading the social media force) men have arrived! In […]

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Today almost everyone, not only teenagers, are connected to social media. A Pew Research Center study found that 92 percent of U.S. teenagers use social networks at least once a day, with 24 percent reporting that they are online “almost constantly.” Adults love their social media too.  According to PEW Research Center study, 74 percent […]

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My colleague and good friend Chris Duque has a phrase I love, #TechnologyDoneRight.  He refers to  it when we see the kindness and good things that social media and tech has done for many people and kids. Recently I wrote about how teens reached out with their digital wisdom in helping others.  Then we have […]

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We are constantly hearing headlines saying that our teens are leaving Facebook.  I know I am someone that has been debating that.  Not because I don’t believe they are leaving it, but because I think they may be using other social media sites in addition to Facebook. The fact is Facebook offers too many functions that […]

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Safer Internet Day (SID) is organized by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. Tuesday, February 10th, Connect Safely will be hosting Safer Internet Day on the campus of Facebook in Menlo Park, California. […]

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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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We often read about teens and troubling headlines such as bullying, cyberbullying, sexting is on the rise or other negative behavior. Recently when Harvard’s Making Caring Common Project released their survey after interviewing 10,000 middle and high school students about what they believed matters most to their parents (achievement and happiness) – which was followed […]

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We constantly are telling our children and especially our teenagers, think before you post.  However, are their parents walking the talk? Last summer I wrote Facebook Is Not A Diary on Huffington Post and it went viral.  How a single mother went on about her online dating ventures  – the good, the bad and the […]

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This is a question that has been lingering for the past couple of years.  We know that kids under 13 are joining, but should they be? The brave new world of technology has expanded so far that even your grandmother may have an account on the social networking clearinghouse that is Facebook. The fact that […]