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Archive for March, 2011

Sexting – The Digital Hickey?

Sexting – The Digital Hickey?

| March 31, 2011 | Comments (2)

For tweens and teens today, their cell phone is the ultimate, all-in-one method of communication. In fact, it’s more than that—it’s their connection to their friends, their relationships, their social status, and every little change or comment that may or may not have an effect on it. To give you an idea of just how […]

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The “Statistically Insignificant” Sex Offender Reappears

The “Statistically Insignificant” Sex Offender Reappears

| March 24, 2011 | Comments (0)

As serious as cyberbullying, sexting and privacy are, there’s one Internet safety issue that tends to get overlooked or avoided—Internet pedophilia. I was so glad to see Linda Criddle’s post, Operation Rescue Bust Online Pedophile Ring with 70,000 Members, wherein she brings such an important topic back to the surface where it belongs. Based on […]

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How to Watermark Your Family Photos

How to Watermark Your Family Photos

| March 23, 2011 | Comments (2)

What’s the one SIMPLE, but very effective way to protect your photos online? Watermark them. The great thing about watermarking is you can make the mark as prominent or “intrusive” as you want. A good watermark would render the photo useless to the person trying to manipulate it, or it would at least require a lot […]

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Animal Planet Stars Partner With Yoursphere.com

Animal Planet Stars Partner With Yoursphere.com

| March 22, 2011 | Comments (0)

Animal Planet Stars Partner With Yoursphere.com to Boost Awareness of Kids-Only Site That Delivers Creative Solutions to Cyberbullying, Sexting, Identity Theft, and Other Online Threats   Internationally known hosts of “It’s Me or the Dog” and “Wild Recon” each launch own “spheres” to connect with young fans, share love of animals and adventure through exclusive content, […]

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How Much Would You Pay For Online Privacy? For Your Child’s Online Privacy?

How Much Would You Pay For Online Privacy? For Your Child’s Online Privacy?

| March 17, 2011 | Comments (0)

The topic of Internet privacy is bigger now than it ever has been. Political leaders are taking a hard look at new online privacy bills, and old ones, to see what can be done to give end-users (you, me, our children) the privacy we deserve—in other words, online privacy that’s comparable to offline privacy, where […]

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Smash or Pass – Another Reason Our Kids Deserve a Healthy Social Network

Smash or Pass – Another Reason Our Kids Deserve a Healthy Social Network

| March 9, 2011 | Comments (2)

The reasons for not allowing your child to have a Facebook account (or any adult social network for that matter) are actually pretty simple to understand. Facebook is a social network that was created by, and meant for adults. Facebook does not want children to join their network.  The content, the culture, and the privacy […]

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What One Little Person Can Do

| March 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

I wanted to share something that inspired me: the lyrics to this song, and a performance by a sweet group of elementary school children. Each of us can have an impact. Whether we’re child safety advocates, privacy experts, teachers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or a parent…One person can make a difference.   What Can One Little Person Do?   Chorus: What […]

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Photo Geotagging - How It Works & How to Disable It

Photo Geotagging – How It Works & How to Disable It

| March 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

Geotagging: the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as photographs, video, websites, [etc]. That’s the definition from Wikipedia. If you’re still unclear on what this means, just imagine using your smartphone to take photos of your child at his/her school performance, then uploading them from your smartphone to a site like Facebook or Flickr, […]

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Police and Teen Volunteers Helping to Make Social Networking Safer By Going after the Bullies

Police and Teen Volunteers Helping to Make Social Networking Safer By Going after the Bullies

| March 2, 2011 | Comments (2)

Police in the UK are rolling out a noteworthy program wherein they’ll be working with teen volunteers to catch reports of cyberbullying on some of the world’s largest social networks. The whole point behind the program is to “nip the problem in the bud and prevent it [cyberbullying] from becoming something more serious” says Dave […]

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