Posts Tagged ‘Teens and technology’

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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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Coming soon — a gadget that parents as well as many of us should learn more about. Google Glass. What is it and what are the concerns? Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with a mission […]

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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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It’s National Cyber Safety Awareness Month, however I think all year round we should practice cyber-etiquette and social media netiquette. Twitter, like Facebook, is crawling with kids and teens spreading their wings and expressing their personalities.  Let’s just hope they are keeping in mind that their future is in their keystrokes. Years ago raising our […]

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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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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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Many parents see the Internet as a distraction for their pre-teen and teenage children. They see the disadvantages that can come with spending time online – social media, addiction, and bullying, just to name a few. Other parents simply don’t have the money for a computer or internet access. What these parents don’t realize is […]

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Monitoring your kids’ online activity used to be relatively easy. You simply limited their web access to a family computer that was kept in an open and highly trafficked area of the home. Now, though, most teens are using their smartphones to access the web, which makes it much harder for parents to see and […]

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A recent study in the journal Pediatrics revealed that a third of teenage girls have met in person with someone they originally met online. Thanks to video apps like Vine and video-chatting software like Skype, verifying a person’s identity online is much easier than it was in the past. But teenagers are still at risk […]

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What are your children watching on television and online? Mindful parents know children cannot easily escape advertisements for pills, tablets, potions, creams, and lotions. The once safe zone of the evening news is punctuated with blurbs about four-hour erections, effects of low testosterone and incontinence products. Even worse, an unsupervised child can access a plethora […]