Posts Tagged ‘Online Safety’

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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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When you look in your living room, are your pre-teens immersed in a video game on a console, computer, or cellphone? Chances are, the games they’re playing have online connectivity. Gartner reports that a large portion of the $111 billion video game market consists of online games. 38 percent of minors enjoy video gaming as […]

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Children and teens talking and texting on their smartphones is a very common sight on any city street or in any shopping mall. Children get their hands on mobile devices at a very early age; most are online by the time they are in the third grade. While technology can be a fantastic learning tool […]

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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 […]

Pink Shirt Day 2014

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Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, February 26th, 2014. It is the seventh annual Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day. As you know, bullying and the prevention of it has become a major focus in our schools today. Bullies are no longer limited to just verbal or physical bullying. Text and online bullying have become a serious problem […]

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Texting has become a common form of communication today.  Actually I think more people text than they actually speak. Without being in front of a person it is easier to be bold with your words, or should I say keystrokes.  This is why people, especially teens and kids need to remember there is a real […]

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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 […]