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Archive for November, 2009

New Survey on Parents and Online Safety

New Survey on Parents and Online Safety

| November 28, 2009 | Comments (0)

As reported by U.S. News & World Report, parents have a variety of concerns when it comes to the safety of their kids while surfing the web. But there is some disparity between the percentages of concerned parents and percentage of those parents taking action to protect their kids. The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll […]

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Applications: Just Fun and Games? Or Fun and Beware?

Applications: Just Fun and Games? Or Fun and Beware?

| November 25, 2009 | Comments (0)

Understand the privacy and security risks that await your children (and yourself) on social networks that put their own well-being and profitability first. I’ve shared with you in the past (Part IV: Why Kids And Teens Need An Alternative To Social Networking Sites Created by Adults For Adults), the concern I have regarding the applications […]

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Love, Affection and Attention: A Wonderful Way to Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Love, Affection and Attention: A Wonderful Way to Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online

| November 20, 2009 | Comments (0)

I very much appreciate the simple advice that Cora Llamas provides in her article: Parenting in the Cyber Age. Her advice is simple, realistic, and can be done on a day to day basis. 1.      Know your kids’ cyberworld.  When trying to get to know this cyberworld, it would be wise for parents to project […]

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Stranger-Gamer Danger

Stranger-Gamer Danger

| November 18, 2009 | Comments (0)

Moms and dads – the worry doesn’t just rest at the doorsteps of social networking sites. Online games seem to attract those that intend our kids harm. As reported by Aaron Diamant for Todaystmj4.com, “Sex predators have a new hunting ground. One you may not know even exists.” The hunting ground he is referring to […]

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Secure the Other Door to Your Home from Predators

| November 9, 2009 | Comments (0)

I recently read the article Internet Opens a Door for Predators in the Sharon, Pennsylvania newspaper “The Herald.” The title caught my eye, as you’ve probably heard me make a similar analogy in the past. While you would never open the physical door of your home for thousands and thousands of registered sex offenders to get […]

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

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

| November 1, 2009 | Comments (0)

Part 5 – The Truth Revealed (WARNING: Some disturbing content) Together we can give our kids the time, the place, and the pleasure….to be their true selves…to freely be kids in a medium they thoroughly enjoy: social networking. The social media sites that make the news these days are typically Facebook,  Facebook, and more Facebook […]

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