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Archive for June, 2010

Possible Outcomes and Concerns Regarding the National PTA/Facebook Partnership

Possible Outcomes and Concerns Regarding the National PTA/Facebook Partnership

| June 28, 2010 | Comments (0)

In an effort to spread education and awareness about Internet safety, the country’s largest parent-teacher association, the National PTA, has teamed up with the world’s largest social network, Facebook. At first glance you would think that only good things could come out of an alliance between the largest social network and the largest PTA in […]

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People I Admire. Meet Sean Wrench.

People I Admire. Meet Sean Wrench.

| June 25, 2010 | Comments (0)

There are currently 2.8 million children who are homeless in the United States—and of those 2.8 million, 42% are under the age of 6. It doesn’t take much to understand how tragic the reality of the situation is, but it takes a ton of hard work, passion, and courage to do what the Sean Wrench […]

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An Eye-Opening Study from Online Security Experts, McAfee

An Eye-Opening Study from Online Security Experts, McAfee

| June 24, 2010 | Comments (0)

If you’ve ever been in the market to buy anti-virus software then you’ve probably heard of McAfee. They’re a widely renowned Internet security company that not only provides web-security software to families and businesses, but also advocate for keeping kids and teens safe online.  Well they just released the results of their latest survey, which […]

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Close to 4 Billion Phishing Emails Were Sent Out in the Last Year

Close to 4 Billion Phishing Emails Were Sent Out in the Last Year

| June 22, 2010 | Comments (0)

CPP, a UK based provider of life assistance products and services, just recently reported that cyber criminals sent out around 3.7 billion phishing emails in the last year alone. The report said that 55 percent of these emails were fake bank emails which ask users to enter their credit card and account numbers—something that banks […]

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Why Trend Micro Inspires Me

Why Trend Micro Inspires Me

| June 10, 2010 | Comments (0)

Trend Micro and their sponsors—Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, and the Identity Theft Resource Center—have just recently announced the winners of their “What’s Your Story” video contest.  The idea behind the whole contest is nothing short of admirable as Trend Micro encourages both young and old to give their take on a range of Internet safety […]

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Digital Gurus Leading the Way for Internet Propriety

| June 9, 2010 | Comments (0)

In today’s digital world, the older generation may not “know best” when it comes to Internet do’s and don’ts.  Sounds like a no-brainer particularly when our kids can often run tech circles around us. Fact is, according to a recent study by Pew Internet, younger people are not only more tech savvy when it comes […]

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Parent-Child Conversations: The Forgotten Topic

Parent-Child Conversations: The Forgotten Topic

| June 7, 2010 | Comments (0)

So, I thought I was being a good parent by proactively talking to my kids about what I often blog about: being kind online to others; discussing what online bullying is; how to help others that may be bullied, and how not to be a bully. I’ve talked a lot about sexting, (all at age-appropriate […]

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2010 Totally Wired Teacher of the Year - John Brishcar. Why He Won

2010 Totally Wired Teacher of the Year – John Brishcar. Why He Won

| June 4, 2010 | Comments (0)

Late last month, Youth Pulse Inc., otherwise known as Ypulse, announced the winner of their 2010 Totally Wired Teacher—John Brishcar.  John is a 6th grade science teacher from Front Royal, VA.  John’s work has had a tremendous impact on the technological struggles that his public school is facing. “We’re thrilled to honor John Brishcar for […]

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Safety Tips and Parenting Musts - from Dr. Michele Borba

Safety Tips and Parenting Musts – from Dr. Michele Borba

| June 3, 2010 | Comments (0)

I tweeted this article as a must read when Dr. Michele Borba wrote about it late last week.  Because this article provides such invaluable advice for parents I will present the article in its original form to avoid cutting corners. What research says keeps kids safer online & 5 parenting musts! – Posted May 28, […]

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How You Can Easily Reclaim Your Privacy on Facebook

How You Can Easily Reclaim Your Privacy on Facebook

| June 2, 2010 | Comments (0)

Thanks to Randall Deich—a professional developer, educator, and a LinkedIn friend of mine—readers of this blog post will be able to take full advantage of a very useful privacy tool made specifically for their Facebook privacy settings. The tool is essentially an all-in-one privacy scanner designed to point out any loose-ends that you may have […]

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Spokeo – The Internet White Pages for Stalkers

Spokeo – The Internet White Pages for Stalkers

| June 1, 2010 | Comments (1)

As if our lack of privacy on Facebook wasn’t enough, now there’s a comprehensive information database that allows any weirdo with a computer to have access to the most detailed information about any one’s life.  Behold, Spokeo. Created back in 2006 and completely revamped earlier this year, Spokeo is the “Internet’s white pages for online […]

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