Posts Tagged ‘Online privacy’

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Mobile connectivity is becoming a huge phenomenon in our daily lives. Our smart phone devices are keeping us connected via email, social media, phone calls, websites and more. According to Internet researcher comScore, there are now 234 million U.S. residents using mobile devices, with smartphone usage up 4 percent to 110 million — giving the […]

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  Good Passwords vs Bad Passwords Everything requires a password in today’s world. Whether it’s logging onto our work computers, shopping on websites, or even locking smart phones, there are only so many passwords a person can remember. Then throw in the websites that force us to change those passwords every so often. No wonder […]

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It’s eight o’clock on a school night; do you know where your kids are? In our constantly wired world, you not only need to know whose house your kids are visiting, but also where they’re hanging out on the internet. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube are great ways for kids to […]

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Via: Online Universities Blog

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The prevalence of smartphones, tablets, and digital media players, has resulted in a battle for bandwidth on college campuses.  Who is using all the bandwidth? 68% of institutions allow students unlimited internet connectivity. 77% of institutions report increased bandwidth usage as significant issue for their network. 41% of students have 3 or more devices connected […]

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Do you know what Google is saying about you? From: BackgroundCheck.org Here are some statistics on who is looking for your data: 81% of millennials Google or Facebook their date before going out 79% of recuiters and hiring managers screen applicants by information available online 86% of hiring managers have rejected someone based on information […]

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In most cases, cyber dating is unsafe for teens. This is because, as you probably already know, there are a lot of predators online who try to prey on teens. That cute 16-year-old lacrosse player who lives a few hours away that your daughter is talking to online could really be a 40-year-old dude who […]

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The Internet is contributing to the over-sexualization of our daughters. Dr. Albert Bandura, a leading psychologist states, “Must human behavior is learned observationally through modeling: from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviors are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” Our girls are observing […]

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The Internet is here to stay and only expanding by the day! The social media heyday shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, and likely will just continue to gain speed and momentum as it appeals to younger and younger audiences; however it can’t go unnoticed that the values it’s teaching our children […]

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We are becoming a broken record as we try to explain to our kids what they post online can potentially affect their future. The Internet is a wonderful educational tool but can also work against us if not properly used. The dangers of technology, especially for kids and teens, has been in the media for […]