Posts Tagged ‘Online Safety’

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Compiled By: OnlineDegrees.org Social media plays a big role in our lives. But what role should social media play when it comes to education or professional matters?

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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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This past summer I was honored to teach a class at a local college about online reputation to a group of teens.  I was amazed at how receptive they were and jumped in to start creating their positive online image and building their virtual real estate! Today we hear a lot about businesses and professionals […]

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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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Parents know the things to do keep their kids safe around home, like keeping an eye on them outside, teaching them stranger danger and to travel in groups. But what about in the virtual world? It’s shown to be just as dangerous, and if certain information gets in the wrong hands, your child, your family, […]

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There is no bigger transition for your kids than the one from high school to college. Many of them will suddenly be living on their own for the first time, meeting new people, and experiencing all the freedom that comes with a college lifestyle. But, what happens when your teen is attempting to make that […]

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In today’s high-tech classrooms, teachers have to be equal parts educator and I.T. specialist. They not only have to know their content, but also how to integrate, operate, and troubleshoot advanced equipment and computer programs. Teachers are constantly adapting to stay current, but will technology eventually take over the entire classroom? Advantages:  There are many […]

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Kids these days, with their Facebooks and Twitters and the phones that are smart–who do they think they are? Flash Gordon? One thing’s for sure: When it comes to computers, these whippersnappers think their knowledge and expertise leave their parents in the Stone Age. So, Mr. or Ms. Cavedweller, should you be your child’s friend […]

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Teens will explore the Internet. The ready availability of virtually anything and the generally unrestricted access the Internet provides is an irresistible draw to any teenager looking to explore. As a parent, you need to do what you can to keep them safe. Clever teens will get around nearly any form of parental control placed […]

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The Internet has given child predators new hunting grounds: a place where they can pretend to be anyone they need to be in order to gain a child’s trust. But there is only so much that parents can do to limit exposure to potentially dangerous areas of the Internet. Aside from technological safeguards and a […]