Posts Tagged ‘Online Safety’

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Schools everywhere are working on ways to make it easier for kids to access documents needed for homework and classroom assignments. One of the services utilized is called Google Apps for Education. This is a cloud service that makes it possible for students to retrieve everything from a school calendar to email, from any device […]

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June is National Internet Safety month! It’s hard to believe June is already here, and many students are already out of school for the summer! The free time during summer gives kids ample opportunities to test boundaries as they explore the Internet, on both the home computer and their mobile device, talk and text with […]

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Are your children on Facebook? Are you sure you know who they’re communicating with and what they’re posting on there? As a responsible parent, it’s up to you to be aware of your teen’s activities online. We’ve been responsible for their offline lives, and now it’s time to shore up their online lives as well. […]

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With the recent PEW Internet Survey released on May 21st, 2013, there were some new findings that should make parents happy and maybe not so thrilled at the same time. We found out that some teens are finally waking-up to the fact that their online reputation is critical to their future.  Another words, they are […]

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In a recent study conducted by Grunwald Associates, the Learning First Alliance and AT&T,  found that more than 50% of parents believe that schools should make more use of mobile devices in education. Who would have guessed!?  Aren’t we trying to get our kids and ourselves to make time to unplug? The study found – […]

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It’s inevitable, but as they grow older, your son or daughter will want to have access to the home computer. In fact, more than likely they will ask for a computer of their own. Although the safest path would be to keep them off the computer and away from inappropriate sites, images, and people online, […]

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Your children would never walk off with a stranger or accept a gift from someone they didn’t know. You’ve taught them about stranger danger and how to call attention to themselves if they didn’t feel safe. In the same way you protect your children, you try to do the same for your home. You lock your doors when you leave and again […]

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It’s common sense that parents should have more wisdom than their children, but many teens won’t admit it; kids’ access to the digital world has granted them an information pipeline, although that doesn’t always translate into knowledge. Different decades are not the only object of separation between the eras in which kids and their parents’ […]

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This is a question that has been lingering for the past couple of years.  We know that kids under 13 are joining, but should they be? The brave new world of technology has expanded so far that even your grandmother may have an account on the social networking clearinghouse that is Facebook. The fact that […]

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As hard as a parent tries to put measures in place to prevent her children from danger online, it can all be for naught when the child goes to visit others, including grandma and grandpa. This is not to say that grandparents don’t want to protect our children from the dangers that lurk online—they simply […]