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Archive for February, 2010

How Chatroulette Makes it OK to Talk to Strangers

How Chatroulette Makes it OK to Talk to Strangers

| February 25, 2010 | Comments (0)

A good friend of mine, Sue Scheff, took the liberty of informing parents about a new and potentially dangerous live webcam website. It’s called Chatroulette, and it’s a website where strangers come to chat with other strangers on a 1-to-1 basis via their webcam. It’s gaining popularity among youth, and as a result causing a lot […]

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Why Google Buzz Is Not Ideal for Our Kids

Why Google Buzz Is Not Ideal for Our Kids

| February 23, 2010 | Comments (0)

As if Facebook, Twitter and the dozens of other social networks out there weren’t enough; Google has decided that they too want a voice in the social networking market, too.. Recently they launched their new social-networking/sharing tool called Google Buzz, but I don’t think Google put as much thought into the safety features and security […]

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Con Artists Targeting Older Crowd on Facebook

| February 22, 2010 | Comments (0)

Sometimes ignorance isn’t bliss.  Sometimes it pays to know the dangers that await us when we enter new territories.  Unfortunately, this is the position that people, specifically elderly people, are in due to the fact that scam artists, identity thieves and hackers are taking advantage of grandma and grandpa’s monetary generosity. A recent article from […]

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Funny Friday - Why Social Networks Aren't Good for Couples

Funny Friday – Why Social Networks Aren’t Good for Couples

| February 19, 2010 | Comments (0)

Happy Friday everyone!  Enjoy a good laugh with this comic about social networks as a form of day-to-day communication. Source:  http://www.newzonfire.com/connected.html

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Moms and Dads Who I Admire. Meet Dr. Michele Borba.

Moms and Dads Who I Admire. Meet Dr. Michele Borba.

| February 18, 2010 | Comments (0)

Dr. Michele Borba is internationally known for her expertise in child development and her major influence in the education realm when it comes to keeping children safe at school. Michele wears many different hats; as an author she’s written over 20 books, her latest being 12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know: Getting Back to Basics […]

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Why Yoursphere Kids Inspire Me With Their Creativity

Why Yoursphere Kids Inspire Me With Their Creativity

| February 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

It’s no secret that I feel very strongly about our children having a positive community in which they can participate in, a place where they can be as creative as they want, while at the same time being able to express themselves and show off all of their wonderful talents—essentially this is why I created […]

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Moms and Dads Who I Admire. Meet Jill Berry.

Moms and Dads Who I Admire. Meet Jill Berry.

| February 11, 2010 | Comments (0)

I feel privileged to have Jill Berry as a friend and a fellow internet-safety advocate.  Jill has been there for Yoursphere since we launched the site, and because of this, I can confidently say that Jill is “The Original Yoursphere Mom Blogger”. Jill was the first one to really understand the Yoursphere mission.  She proactively […]

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Facebook Prank by Lethbridge Students Renders Surprising Results

| February 10, 2010 | Comments (0)

Students from the University of Lethbridge, just south of Calgary, decided to test out the privacy standards of Facebook as a class project.  I have to give their method some credit as it was very effective despite the small sample group that the students used. According to the article from The Calgary Herald, the students […]

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Scary Online Game - My Minx - A Bad Influence on Our Daughters

Scary Online Game – My Minx – A Bad Influence on Our Daughters

| February 9, 2010 | Comments (0)

Whether parents are aware or not, playing games on the internet is something that a lot of kids like to do—it’s not a fad either, it’s here to stay.  In fact, according to a 2009 report by the Media Literacy Clearinghouse, 81.2% of children access the web to play online games.The great thing is there […]

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Aristotle International CEO Wants NewsCorp to Sell MySpace Due to Mismanagement

Aristotle International CEO Wants NewsCorp to Sell MySpace Due to Mismanagement

| February 5, 2010 | Comments (0)

It seems we finally have someone else with some authority stepping up and asking for a change in the world of social networks.  John Aristotle Phillips, CEO of Aristotle International Inc., a global leader in online identity verification, has asked that MySpace be sold by NewsCorp due to their inability to “manage sensitive [customer] data”. […]

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Moms and Dads Who I Admire. Meet Shara Lawrence-Weiss.

Moms and Dads Who I Admire. Meet Shara Lawrence-Weiss.

| February 3, 2010 | Comments (0)

As the founder and owner of personalchildstories.com and Giveaway Guru at Mommyperks.com, Shara has been an influential force behind the promotion of Yoursphere. Shara’s story is interesting as well as influential as she founded her company in a similar sense to how I founded Yoursphere.  We both were impacted dramatically by our children’s lives and […]

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