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Archive for March, 2010

Internet Anonymity = A Cyberbully's Greatest Weapon

Internet Anonymity = A Cyberbully’s Greatest Weapon

| March 30, 2010 | Comments (0)

This article from Glamour.com acts as a great follow-up to the blog I posted yesterday regarding cyberbullying and the outdated federal law that accompanies it. The author of the article, Megan Feldman, discusses most of the same issues I mentioned in my blog, but what Megan makes apparent is that kids and teens aren’t the […]

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Federal Law Limits Social Networks Involvement in Cyberbullying Cases

Federal Law Limits Social Networks Involvement in Cyberbullying Cases

| March 29, 2010 | Comments (1)

“It’s like the perfect crime”, said the mom of a 13-year-old boy whose reputation at school was destroyed when an unknown cyberbully set up a fake profile on Facebook to make it look as though the 13-year-old was posting vulgar comments about his classmates.  I say “unknown cyberbully” because the identity of the impostor is […]

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Funny Friday - Twilight Moms

Funny Friday – Twilight Moms

| March 26, 2010 | Comments (0)

So funny, yet so true.

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First Step to Leveraging the Benefits of Online Games for Your Children: Awareness

First Step to Leveraging the Benefits of Online Games for Your Children: Awareness

| March 24, 2010 | Comments (0)

Every day parents like you and me are trying to make the Internet a safer place for our kids.  In my case, I specifically push for safer social-networking; however, social networking, though becoming more and more popular among kids 10 and under, is used more by kids ages 10 and up.  Well then, what do […]

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Beware of Facebook Stalker Applications

Beware of Facebook Stalker Applications

| March 22, 2010 | Comments (0)

Parents, as if all of the privacy concerns and deceitful third-party games weren’t enough, we Facebook users now have something else to worry about, not only for our sake, but for our children’s. The worry…stalker apps. Stalker apps, including ‘Stalker Check’ and ‘peeppeep-pro’, are applications that Facebook makes available for users to  download and use […]

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Moms and Dads Who I Admire. Meet Diane Granito.

Moms and Dads Who I Admire. Meet Diane Granito.

| March 18, 2010 | Comments (0)

As an adoptive mother and advocate for adoption awareness, I can easily say that Diane Granito inspires me.  In 2001, Diane founded Heart Gallery of America Inc., an organization that teams up with professional photographers who take portraits of children who are waiting for a loving family to adopt them. The idea behind the Heart […]

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FCC Broadband Plan Looking Out For The Younger Generation

FCC Broadband Plan Looking Out For The Younger Generation

| March 17, 2010 | Comments (0)

Good news coming out of the FCC.  Parents might have something to look forward to with the FCC’s push to provide more monetary support for universal Internet access.  The underlying goal behind this financial push is to form an “interagency government task force” in an effort to promote digital literacy among children who don’t have […]

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Parents Teaching Parents How to Deal With Cyberbullying

Parents Teaching Parents How to Deal With Cyberbullying

| March 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

For parents, knowing how to deal with bullying (in any form) isn’t as simple as reading a “How-To” pamphlet.  All instances of bullying are different and can be handled in different ways.  Sometimes it’s as easy as talking to the parent of the other child, or presenting the problem to school administration; but as I’ve […]

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Why Daughters of UK Parents Have Asked for Chaperones

Why Daughters of UK Parents Have Asked for Chaperones

| March 15, 2010 | Comments (0)

I came across an interesting article that I wanted to share with you as I found it both concerning and revealing and something that parents, whether in the UK, USA or otherwise, should take note of, and use as an opportunity to talk to our children. The Prevalence of Porn has Teen Girls, and the […]

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Moms and Dads Who I Admire. Meet Bill Latchford.

Moms and Dads Who I Admire. Meet Bill Latchford.

| March 11, 2010 | Comments (0)

The safety of our children on and off the Internet is a concern that resides in all parents, both mothers and fathers. All of my ‘Moms Who Inspire Me’ blogs up until now have been about Moms who are taking an important stance in the fight to protect our children from registered sex offenders, cyberbullying, […]

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Countering the Influence of Online Ads on Our Daughters

Countering the Influence of Online Ads on Our Daughters

| March 10, 2010 | Comments (0)

These days, parents not only have to protect and prepare their sons and daughters from what the real world has in store for them, they also have the tough and overwhelming job of making sure their children’s online lives aren’t jeopardized.  Influence from mainstream media doesn’t make this any easier. Forget the magazines and TV […]

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Moms and Dads Who I Admire. Meet Monica Vila.

Moms and Dads Who I Admire. Meet Monica Vila.

| March 5, 2010 | Comments (0)

As Technology Mom Guru and Founder of TheOnlineMom.com, Monica Vila has helped moms all over the country understand both the benefits and dangers of technology as it pertains to our everyday lives. For the past 15 years, Monica has been completely immersed in the World of Technology and has taken it upon herself to make […]

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Introducing Our New Virtual World - ourWorld

Introducing Our New Virtual World – ourWorld

| March 4, 2010 | Comments (2)

Yoursphere’s goal, as you’ve read or heard me say many times, is to put your child’s online safety first and to provide an age and content appropriate online experience.  With all the wonderful benefits the Internet has to offer, our goal is to leverage them all, to your child’s benefit.  As a result, Yoursphere offers […]

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Teaching Our Kids Internet Safety - Parents or Teachers Responsibility? How About Both

Teaching Our Kids Internet Safety – Parents or Teachers Responsibility? How About Both

| March 1, 2010 | Comments (1)

As we all know, kids today have something that you and I didn’t have when we were younger—an endless encyclopedia of information called the Internet.  Kids can use this information to their advantage both on and off of school grounds, but it’s obvious that as online communities like social networks become more and more popular, […]

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