Posts Tagged ‘Online Safety’

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Even though October is National Bullying Prevention Month, not everyone is getting the memo. Tragic news continues to surface following Rebecca Sedwick’s tragic suicide in Florida last month. Just last week, Jordan Lewis, a 15-year old boy from Illinois, committed suicide, leaving behind a note stating he was tired of life and overwhelmed by the […]

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Until fairly recently, keeping track of your children’s friends meant knowing who they were hanging out with, who was coming over, and where they were going. With a portal that links to virtually every person in the country now in their pockets, monitoring your children’s acquaintances and interactions is next to impossible. Not knowing what […]

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When we hear about the tragic suicide of a youth, many authorities, family members and friends will go straight to their Facebook page to see if there were any warning signs. Is your teen acting withdrawn?  Secretive? Shutting down their screen as you walk by? Losing weight? Gaining weight? Changing friends?  Recent boyfriend break-up? Starting […]

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It is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month and sending emails is something many of us take for granted today. Have you ever hit that SEND button then realized it went to the wrong person? After all, especially if you work with an address book, you could have more than one “Sue” in there, and another […]

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National Cyber Safety Awareness Month is here and it is also about how technology can be used for good! Stories about young people doing good things online rarely make headlines. So, to showcase some of that good, Platform for Good created an infographic highlighting the amazing ways Millennials are using technology to make a difference. […]

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USA Today broke the story Google is developing AdID for its Chrome browser. AdID is an anonymous identifier that will replace cookies that websites place on users’ computers to gather information about their browsing habits. The service would offer higher privacy and safety to Internet users, which is what parents are always looking for. Here’s […]

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Social media sites are incredibly popular and are growing more so every day. As more and more people flood to use them, the general opinion becomes one of safety and security. If millions of people use Facebook, it has to be secure, right? In reality, Facebook — just like any other website — has its […]

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With the heartbreaking effects of online bullying occupying more and more of today’s media headlines, parents of teens – and teens themselves – are looking for help.  Thanks to a sponsorship by Microsoft and in support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Digital Drama: Staying Safe While Being Social Online, is available to parents, teachers, […]

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What side of the fence do you stand on? Recently a school district in California hired a company to monitor their student’s social media.  The firm is looking at public posts for red flags searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats. This issue falls on whether this is a free speech […]

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With all the joys of parenting, there are also a few things that may not be as enjoyable – one being THE talk. I think there are many factors that make it daunting; when do we have THE talk? Where do we begin? My Dad never had the talk with me, but I can tell […]