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Archive for October, 2010

Face.com CEO Responds to My Questions, Raises More Concerns

Face.com CEO Responds to My Questions, Raises More Concerns

| October 28, 2010 | Comments (0)

If you remember about two months ago, I wrote a blog about Face.com’s facial recognition software and how it has the potential to pose serious privacy issues for our children when it comes to photos and videos on social networks–more specifically Facebook.  After posting this blog, I received a response from Gil Hirsch, Face.com’s CEO, […]

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MTV Helps Teens Collaborate With New Interactive Anti-Bullying Tool

MTV Helps Teens Collaborate With New Interactive Anti-Bullying Tool

| October 27, 2010 | Comments (4)

In addition to having education in the schools, parental awareness and open communication in the homes, and lawmakers doing their part to enforce strict rules and consequences for those who choose to cyberbully, it’s important for teens that have been cyberbullied to have an avenue where they can share their experiences, provide their advice, and […]

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Parents Should Read Deeper Into TRUSTe Survey Results

Parents Should Read Deeper Into TRUSTe Survey Results

| October 25, 2010 | Comments (1)

A new survey conducted by online privacy company, TRUSTe, looks at how teens and their parents use social networks, as well as their thoughts and practices when it comes to social networking privacy.  An article from San Francisco’s local ABC News, KGO-TV, used the survey to focus on the idea that “kids are alright with […]

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Join the Cause to Help Build Positive Self-Esteem in a Young Girl's Life

Join the Cause to Help Build Positive Self-Esteem in a Young Girl’s Life

| October 22, 2010 | Comments (0)

Help support Dove's Movement for Self-Esteem this weekend by taking an hour to talk to your daughter–or other young girl in your life–and based on what you know now, share with her what you wish you knew when you were 13.    

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Safe Social Networking for Kids on Facebook? No, but a Home for Pedophiles

Safe Social Networking for Kids on Facebook? No, but a Home for Pedophiles

| October 21, 2010 | Comments (0)

As if the privacy concerns stemming from the WSJ report weren’t enough, FoxNews delved into Facebook’s safeguards only to stumble upon some extremely concerning content.  What exactly did they find?  Simply put, FoxNews found 100s of groups whose members were sharing child pornographic photos and other child exploitative materials between one another.  According to Facebook, […]

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Facebook Under Fire in Recent Privacy Breach…Or So They Say

Facebook Under Fire in Recent Privacy Breach…Or So They Say

| October 20, 2010 | Comments (0)

It’s hard to say that I didn’t see this one coming.  Upon an investigation by the Wall Street Journal, many popular Facebook apps—including games from Zynga, a company whose CEO has clearly expressed his lack of concern for users’ privacy—are sharing your user ID with unauthorized third parties.  In fact, the WSJ found that all […]

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The Harvest Show – TV Interview

| October 19, 2010 | Comments (0)

My thanks to the producers of the show for such a great opportunity.  Be sure to check out their website at http://www.harvest-tv.com/

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Heroes at Home TV – with Traci Campbell

| October 19, 2010 | Comments (1)

Thanks for a great interview, Traci!  Be sure to check out her website at http://www.traciscampbell.com/  

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Deadly Bullying – A Guest Post from Jeffrey Rinek

Deadly Bullying – A Guest Post from Jeffrey Rinek

| October 15, 2010 | Comments (1)

It’s always a pleasure to meet people who are passionate about something, and in today’s world, it’s nice when that person just happens to be passionate about the safety of our children.  Recently, a friend and co-advocate of mine on Facebook, Jeffrey Rinek, referred me to a post that he called “Deadly Bullying”.  He shared […]

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HTML 5 to Bring Out More Concerns over Online Privacy

HTML 5 to Bring Out More Concerns over Online Privacy

| October 14, 2010 | Comments (0)

“It’s not just HTML 5. It’s the new Web”, said James Cox, a freelance consultant and software developer who was referring to the fifth iteration of the popular web developing language.  The New York Times recently covered the good and bad things about the soon-to-be-implemented HTML 5, stating that “it [HTML5] will make it easier […]

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10 Things Parents Can Do To Combat Cyberbullying

| October 13, 2010 | Comments (4)

As cyberbullying concerns rise all over the country; parents, educators, and lawmakers are banding together to try and come up with an effective solution.  That said however, in the interim, it’s important that parents have reliable resources where they can read, share, and discuss these issues with other parents who are looking for the same […]

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Our Kids Demand Better Technology!

Our Kids Demand Better Technology!

| October 9, 2010 | Comments (0)

What kind of technology does the future hold for our children?  Not sure, but apparently the current market isn’t good enough. Check out the latest tech reviews from our young experts! Apple is no match for this kid. If they want him to fall in line for the next generation of Macbooks, they’re gonna have […]

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Your Guide to the Xbox 360 Family Settings

Your Guide to the Xbox 360 Family Settings

| October 6, 2010 | Comments (6)

For those who have it, you know that the Xbox 360 can be a great media device in your home, especially if you have Xbox Live. Not only can your child play games (both downloadable and retail), but they can enjoy these games with people from around the world. You can also use the Xbox […]

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

| October 4, 2010 | Comments (0)

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and honestly, it couldn’t come at a better time.  The recent tragic story of Tyler Clementi—the Rutgers freshman who committed suicide after his sexual encounter was streamed online—has triggered national attention towards bullying and cyberbullying laws.  But cyberbullying is only one form of cybercrime.  Sexting, online privacy, identity theft—I […]

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