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Archive for October, 2009

Five Very Good Reasons Why Kids Need Their Own Social Network (Pt 4/5)

Five Very Good Reasons Why Kids Need Their Own Social Network (Pt 4/5)

| October 25, 2009 | Comments (0)

Part 4 – The Truth Revealed (WARNING: Some disturbing content)   1. Brand D: “Thousands of MySpace Sex Offender Refugees Found on Facebook“.  My professional opinion is – John Cardillo – CEO of Sentine SAFE (sex offender software ) that the real number is 15 to 20 times that (120,000 – 160,000 sex offenders on Brand D). Users of Brand […]

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Five Very Good Reasons Why Kids Need Their Own Social Network (Pt 3/5)

Five Very Good Reasons Why Kids Need Their Own Social Network (Pt 3/5)

| October 17, 2009 | Comments (0)

Part 3 – The Truth Revealed (WARNING: Some disturbing content) As a reminder, it’s not all doom and gloom. I recently shared that social media has many positive benefits for our children and it’s an essential part of youth culture. The problem is no one has set out to protect minors from what happens when children participate […]

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Five Very Good Reasons Why Kids Need Their Own Social Network (Pt 2/5)

Five Very Good Reasons Why Kids Need Their Own Social Network (Pt 2/5)

| October 14, 2009 | Comments (0)

Part 2 – The Truth Revealed (WARNING: Some disturbing content) Many online sites and social networking communities haven’t been able to monetize their businesses into the black.  According to USA Today, Facebook after five years, has apparently just started making money mainly through games and applications.  It seems relying on mere fractions of pennies to monetize online businesses […]

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Five Very Good Reasons Why Kids Need Their Own Social Network (Pt 1/5)

Five Very Good Reasons Why Kids Need Their Own Social Network (Pt 1/5)

| October 13, 2009 | Comments (0)

Part 1 – The Truth Revealed (WARNING: Some disturbing content) I recently shared the positive benefits to our children when they participate in social media/social networking sites. A few of the many benefits include: developing technical skills necessary to participate in 21st century communication technology, contributing to the general circulation of culture, extending friendships and interests, and teaching our children […]

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MySpace Being Held Accountable for Member Safety

MySpace Being Held Accountable for Member Safety

| October 12, 2009 | Comments (0)

A site created by adults, for adults…this is what happens when children participate in such communities: Myspace Being Sued by Parents. More pain for families, more sexual assaults, more trouble for MySpace. Hasn’t this gone on long enough? As reported by the article (see link above), legal actions against MySpace are on the rise, with […]

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Cyberbullying Advice From One Mom to Another

Cyberbullying Advice From One Mom to Another

| October 9, 2009 | Comments (0)

A Facebook friend of mine recently asked me for help. Her 14-year old daughter had been bullied on Facebook unmercifully.  She asked if I could advise her.  Here was my response: My heart goes out to you and your daughter. I have not personally experienced with my daughter what you have with yours. My advice […]

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Five Very Good Reasons Why Kids Need Their Own Social Network (5 part series)

Five Very Good Reasons Why Kids Need Their Own Social Network (5 part series)

| October 7, 2009 | Comments (3)

Introduction – The Truth Revealed In a nutshell, I founded Yoursphere Media Inc., a company that focuses on the family, because of the five reasons I’m sharing with you in this series. Warning: the content of this series is disturbing, but it continues to fuel our company’s commitment to creating a kids social network and […]

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Creative Kids Spreading Awareness for Internet Safety

Creative Kids Spreading Awareness for Internet Safety

| October 6, 2009 | Comments (0)

In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, as declared by the President (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Proclamation-National-Cybersecurity-Awareness-Month/), I thought I’d share some of the creative ways students are spreading awareness of internet safety issues and cyberbullying:        

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