banner ad
banner ad

Archive for July, 2010

Customer Satisfaction Survey Favors IRS over Facebook

Customer Satisfaction Survey Favors IRS over Facebook

| July 30, 2010 | Comments (0)

A score of 64 on a 100 point scale puts Facebook in the bottom 5 percent of all measured private sector companies—down there with cable companies and airlines.  The only company that scored lower?  MySpace (63/100).  Even customer satisfaction with the IRS was ranked higher (79/100)!  You have to admit, it’s sort of funny that […]

Read More

Facebook’s Minimalistic Solution for a Panic Button

Facebook’s Minimalistic Solution for a Panic Button

| July 29, 2010 | Comments (4)

 A couple of weeks ago, Facebook teamed up with The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center (CEOP) to develop a “panic button” application for their UK members who are between the ages of 13-18.  The development of the “ClickCEOP” app was in response to the pressure that Facebook was receiving from the UK police agency.  […]

Read More

Two Powerful Solutions with the Potential to Change the Internet

Two Powerful Solutions with the Potential to Change the Internet

| July 28, 2010 | Comments (4)

I came across an interesting blog yesterday.  The blog was titled Youth Safety on a Living Internet – Sorry Guys, You Missed It, and it was written by Michael Dermody, an expert in education and a sort of tech-guru.  The purpose behind this particular blog post was to highlight the results that came out of […]

Read More

Getting Past Our Technological Addiction

Getting Past Our Technological Addiction

| July 26, 2010 | Comments (0)

It’s virtually impossible to avoid technology; it’s everywhere, and the world as we know it has become dependent on it.  Dependency aside, our own personal addiction to it is easier to see today than ever before, and even more so for our children.  For you it may be as simple as taking joy in collecting […]

Read More

Funny Friday – Hyphenated Names That Never Should’ve Been

Funny Friday – Hyphenated Names That Never Should’ve Been

| July 23, 2010 | Comments (1)

No commentary needed here!  These wedding announcements speak for themselves…

Read More

i-Dosing: Is it a Drug or Just a Concerning Phase?

i-Dosing: Is it a Drug or Just a Concerning Phase?

| July 22, 2010 | Comments (2)

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT Honestly parents, I don’t know what to think about this.  It’s enough to worry about sexual predators, identity thieves, and cyberbullies attacking and targeting our children, but i-Dosing is something that kids are doing on their own.  That said, what “i-dosers” are doing is getting high off of certain types of MP3s, […]

Read More

An Expert’s Advice on Bullying, for Schools and Parents

An Expert’s Advice on Bullying, for Schools and Parents

| July 21, 2010 | Comments (0)

When it comes to bullying, whether it’s online or in real life, there are many factors to consider, and Dr. Elizabeth Englander, a professor of psychology and founder of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, has dedicated her work to providing anti-bullying and anti-violence training to schools and families to help them better understand these important […]

Read More

The Dangers of Online Dating – Are Digital IDs the Answer?

The Dangers of Online Dating – Are Digital IDs the Answer?

| July 20, 2010 | Comments (0)

It’s no secret that the process of finding Mr. or Mrs. Right is a bit different today than it was 20 years ago.  If you’re not good at meeting people face-to-face you still have many options, one of them being online dating.  The only problem with online dating websites like Match.com, EHarmony.com, or Zoosk.com is […]

Read More

Character Matters!

| July 15, 2010 | Comments (1)

It’s great to see kids learning about important morals and values in school and at such a young age.  Learning about character, The Golden Rule, and why they should think twice before bullying someone is a great way to prepare our younger generations for their real-world and digital-world endeavors.    

Read More

The Potential behind the White House's Digital ID Plan

The Potential behind the White House’s Digital ID Plan

| July 15, 2010 | Comments (1)

Parents, I’m crossing my fingers that this Internet safety plan by the White House receives the support that it deserves.  White House Cybersecurity officials are calling it the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, and what it’s aimed to do is set up a system that would allow people to voluntarily create trusted identities […]

Read More

Sextortion - What Parents Need To Know

Sextortion – What Parents Need To Know

| July 14, 2010 | Comments (4)

“It’s a case of digital rape in the 21st century.”  That’s how SSP Blue founder and Internet-safety advocate, Hemanshu Nigam, referred to sextortion.  Never heard of sextortion? You’re not alone, which is exactly why this issue has never been more vital to the safety and privacy of our children, both online and offline. Sextortion is […]

Read More

Gradspot.com's Guide to Life After College - My Thoughts and Why I Recommend It!

Gradspot.com’s Guide to Life After College – My Thoughts and Why I Recommend It!

| July 9, 2010 | Comments (2)

As avid readers of my blog probably know, I always stress how important it is that kids and teens take caution when posting personal information about themselves online.  Though posting their home address, phone number, or email address on their social networking profile isn’t the smartest of ideas; it’s also important to consider how certain […]

Read More

17 Organizations Push for Contemporary Changes to COPPA

17 Organizations Push for Contemporary Changes to COPPA

| July 7, 2010 | Comments (1)

I don’t think it would be wrong to say that COPPA, as it stands today, isn’t efficient enough to meet the safety standards of the technology that our children have access to today.  As a matter of fact, I think social networks like Facebook provide more than enough proof to support that claim.  Well, it […]

Read More

How a Father-Daughter Team is Inspiring Our Children to Become Heroes

How a Father-Daughter Team is Inspiring Our Children to Become Heroes

| July 6, 2010 | Comments (4)

Every day children surround us, whether it’s when we walk down the street, go to the store, go to work, or whether it’s because we’re lucky to have children in our family and a part of our everyday lives.  With that said, how often do we think of children as heroes?  That’s what so inspired […]

Read More

IROC – Educating and Preparing Families in a Digital World

IROC – Educating and Preparing Families in a Digital World

| July 1, 2010 | Comments (1)

Richard Guerry is a dad, leader, educator, and more importantly, a catalyst for change.  Richard is a man who I am so inspired by. In addition to being the Executive Director of The Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-phone Communication (IROC), Richard is the visionary behind the Institute’s life-saving precept of 21st century digital safety, […]

Read More