Posts Tagged ‘Online security’

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It’s a new year and in many digital resolutions you will read reminders to always change your online passwords frequently. Personally, I always have a hard time remembering them until I came up with a personal system, which I hope others do too. Good passwords verses bad ones. Everything requires a password in today’s world. […]

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I think everyone can conclude we strive for safety online for ourselves and our families – especially our children. We want to: Protect them from predators Create strong passwords Avoid hoax and scams Protect your identity & your child’s Overall cyber-safety One area that I believe concerns us the most is the way privacy is […]

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What does digital citizenship mean to you? As the world of technology and social media continues to expand, parents especially need to pay attention to raising respectful digital citizens. From the moment our kids are old enough to understand, they are taught about manners, kindness, respect for others, and proper etiquette to their elders.  Many […]

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The holidays are an exciting time for most people and as we go gift shopping for family and friends, it is important to remember that cybercriminals and scammers are excited by the dangerous opportunities the holidays create. Fraud is more common than you might think; According to Fox Business, one in ten adult Americans were […]

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It’s no secret that from cyberbullies to online stalkers and predators, teens face an increasing range of online threats. What can parents do to help their teens protect themselves online? Did you know: 62 percent of teenagers have witnessed taunting and other cruel behavior online. 23 percent say they have been victims of cyberbullying.

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Remember the old Nigerian email scam? People received emails from an alleged Nigerian general’s widow asking for financial assistance to recover money in exchange for a handsome payout. Most people recognized it for what it was, but many fell for it. According to Snopes.com, this and other 4-1-9 scams took in more than $100 million […]

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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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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 […]