Posts Tagged ‘Sexting’

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Keeping teens and tweens safe online continues to be a growing issue that concerns parents everywhere. Statistics indicate that 20% of youths receive hateful or harassing messages via the internet. This is not what a parent likes to hear. As a parent, you want to protect your children from dangers both in real life and […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Digital Parenting, Internet profile, Online profile, Online reputation, Online resume, Sexting, Social media, Social Networking

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What is sexting? Sexting is sending sexually explicit messages via cell phone or instant messenger. As technology has advanced and cell phones have the capability to record and send photos and video, the practice of sending suggestive and explicit pictures has increased, especially among teens however adults are active participants too. There are several studies […]

posted by on Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, Civility, Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Online activity, Online bullying, Online Safety, Sexting, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Predators

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Everyone loves their cell phones and most can’t live without them. PEW Fact Tank shares that 64% of adults in 2015 own a smartphone, but when it comes to cell phones in general, it jumps to 90% of adults. In a PEW Research in 2013, 74% of youth between the age of 12-17 own a cell […]

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It might be something you say off-the-cuff while you are driving or cooking.  It may even be the way you greet a waitress or hold the door for someone behind you…. your children are watching you and listening to you. If you mention something ugly about a neighbor or another parent while on your cell […]

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Now that vacations, camps, and long school breaks are here for the summer, teens are often separated from their friends and crushes. The distance and time between them may increase the chances that our sons and daughters will be oversharing personal information and sexting. It is important to address sexting before it occurs, but far […]

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Holiday season is finally over and many children welcomed their first cell phone they were begging for! And your gift? Peace of mind now that you can connect with your child virtually anywhere. But not so quick! While that new cellphone provides numerous benefits, you want to make sure your child is using it responsibly. Below […]

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To sext or not to sext? For the reported one out of every six kids who have received a “friend’s” naked picture online and been asked to return the favor, there is pressure to participate. No longer categorized as a trend, sexting is an epidemic – an epidemic that now has a smart answer. The […]

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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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Tito de Morais, The Internet Safety Guy, recently said in a forum, “Kids that are at risk offline will be at risk online, as questionable conduct in the physical and digital world is not mutually exclusive.” After collaborating on several other articles, including the “Cyber-Shield” series, I was thrilled to be a part of Sue […]

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How do parents today determine when it’s appropriate to get their kids a cell phone? Parents should begin by having an ongoing dialogue with their children about the role technology will play in their lives. How will a mobile device be used? How will the child show responsibility for it? Who’s going to pay for […]