Posts Tagged ‘Online privacy’

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Identity theft is certainly not a new phenomenon—but it’s growing in our digital age. Preventing identity theft is easy when you know what steps to take—and what to look out for online. Here are Digital Citizen’s Alliance top five tips to protect yourself from identity theft online: Keep your passwords strong and safe. Make sure […]

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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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If you have to ask this question in today’s digital-age  I would say you’re heading for a virtual head-on crash. 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 […]

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Children usually have a stronger mastery of the Internet than their parents. It’s a simple fact. They’re faster with computers and more active online. Often times, we might not fully grasp how they’re communicating, the data they’re collecting or to what extend they pump personal information into the online abyss. Parents face a major challenge […]

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Facebook is an extremely useful and entertaining form of social media; connecting over 1.1 billion users and facilitating an easy way of sharing a variety of content. However, despite its numerous benefits, Facebook does raise the issue of privacy with regards to the distribution of your personal information. Staggeringly, research has shown that 25% of […]

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If you are from my generation Another Brick in the Wall brings back memories of one of the best classic rock songs by Pink Floyd. Today we can use it as an analogy. We have our Facebook wall (or timeline), we have streams on Twitter and Instagram and other social networking apps that we enjoy […]

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Internet safety is a priority and the most important part of your digital safety is your privacy and security. Like many people, young and not-so-young, we are engaged in social media.  From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram you will have experienced “the #HASHTAG” What is a hashtag? A hashtag is a word or an unspaced […]

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Stop, think and realize — people today live in this fast paced society.  Whether you are looking for a job, applying to colleges or even dating online — someone, at sometime will be searching your name online. You may be someone that thinks just because you don’t engage in social networking you don’t have to […]

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I think everyone has posted something that they have regretted.  Many more share more than they should — oversharing.  Although a recent study from Hart Research stated that  teens are more concerned about online privacy, 76%, which is up 35% from a year earlier,  it seems people still let their keystrokes and clicks of a […]

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Sticks and stones. Words will never hurt you. Suck it up. Just ignore it. Easier said than done.  When we were younger we all remember that old cliché that sticks and stone may break our bones, but words can never hurt us. It only took a generation for us to realize not only do words […]