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Archive for January, 2011

Modeling Scams: Another Safe Social Networking Issue for Your Kids!

Modeling Scams: Another Safe Social Networking Issue for Your Kids!

| January 31, 2011 | Comments (0)

If you haven’t already, you can go ahead and add modeling scams to your list of ‘Things to Watch Out for on Social Networks’. The problem is currently in the UK according to a recent article, but that doesn’t mean it’s not happening here in the U.S, too. I wrote about this exact issue a […]

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Is Safe Mobile Browsing for Kids Possible? What Parents Need To Know

Is Safe Mobile Browsing for Kids Possible? What Parents Need To Know

| January 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

A couple of months ago, I put together a post that showed parents how to set the parental controls on their child’s iPod Touch. I had just recently bought one for my son, so I decided to dig into the safety features and then share my experience with parents. The steps were simple enough to […]

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Yoursphere on Lifetime - Part 3

Yoursphere on Lifetime – Part 3

| January 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

A big thanks to the Van de Houten family for their support and participation! Watch Part 1 here.  Watch Part 2 here. 

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An Alternative To Being Your Child’s Friend on Facebook?

An Alternative To Being Your Child’s Friend on Facebook?

| January 20, 2011 | Comments (4)

Though I don’t agree with the reality of the situation, a lot of parents openly allow their children (12 and under) to create a Facebook profile. And though children technically aren’t permitted on the site according to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act  (COPPA) law and Facebook’s Terms of Use, it’s great to see that […]

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Safe Social Networking for Teachers and Their Students

Safe Social Networking for Teachers and Their Students

| January 19, 2011 | Comments (2)

As a parent, inappropriate online behavior between your child and their teacher shouldn’t even be something that you have to think about. Unfortunately, in today’s world, parents can’t afford to be ignorant to the reality of online misconduct. Issues like sexting and online sexual solicitation have extended past child-to-child or teen-to-teen interaction, and into more […]

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Smartphones: More Vulnerable Than Ever

Smartphones: More Vulnerable Than Ever

| January 14, 2011 | Comments (2)

CNN Money made a valid point in their recent article when they said that the smartphone is quickly becoming one of your most dangerous possessions. Because of services that make our lives easier, like online mobile banking and online shopping via your phone’s web browser, your smartphone has surpassed your wallet as the main target […]

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Teaser - "Submit: The Virtual Reality of Cyberbullying"

Teaser – “Submit: The Virtual Reality of Cyberbullying”

| January 5, 2011 | Comments (0)

A quick look at the Submit documentary on cyberbullying that will be coming out this Spring. Thanks to the guys over at Studioplex Studios and Safe Communications Inc., I had the opportunity to share my knowledge on the issue along with several other experts around the country.

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TinyChat – A Direct Line to Your Child's Webcam

TinyChat – A Direct Line to Your Child’s Webcam

| January 5, 2011 | Comments (7)

The Watching Facebook blog has become a sort of online child predator archive. I first came across the site by a parent who wanted to bring the site to my attention so that I could share with all of you. Upon checking it out, I wasn’t only blown away by the sheer volume of the […]

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Yoursphere on News 10 Sacramento & Co.

| January 3, 2011 | Comments (0)

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