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Archive for April, 2011

How to Disable Photo Tagging in Facebook

How to Disable Photo Tagging in Facebook

| April 25, 2011 | Comments (8)

Despite photo tagging being one of the more popular features on Facebook, some people may find it annoying and intrusive when it happens without their permission. Moreover, figuring out how to disable or “opt out” of photo tagging isn’t as simple as it should be; digging through Facebook’s Privacy Settings can quickly become an overwhelming […]

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Google Alerts – A Simple and Helpful Anti-Bullying Tool

Google Alerts – A Simple and Helpful Anti-Bullying Tool

| April 21, 2011 | Comments (4)

Google Alerts can be a very effective way to keep tabs on your company, your interests, or your website. But for parents whose children have the unfortunate experience of dealing with a cyberbully, Google Alerts can be a lifesaver. What exactly is a Google Alert? Simply put, it’s an email notification system about any phrase, […]

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15 Things You Can Do To Make Sure Your Child Has a Safer Internet Experience

15 Things You Can Do To Make Sure Your Child Has a Safer Internet Experience

| April 18, 2011 | Comments (0)

When I was asked to provide some insight into a discussion that was happening on LinkedIn about “best practices when monitoring your child/teen online”, I was happy to provide my input. After all, I talk about this topic with parents all the time, whether it’s online or in real life, as well as living the […]

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Survey Results: Women Targets, Kids Left Unaware, Identity Theft Top Concern

Survey Results: Women Targets, Kids Left Unaware, Identity Theft Top Concern

| April 8, 2011 | Comments (0)

When it comes to Internet safety and what constitutes right and wrong in the digital world, the opinions and cautionary approaches that people take will always vary. You can argue that an individual’s online safety-practices or their awareness of certain aspects of the Internet are usually reflective of his/her own experiences, and whether those experiences […]

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People I Admire – Tshaka Armstrong

People I Admire – Tshaka Armstrong

| April 1, 2011 | Comments (1)

When it comes to Internet-safety education, Tshaka Armstrong’s non-profit company Digital Shepherds does it all. Their motto is: “Helping families cross the digital divide”, and that’ exactly what they do. Tshaka and his wife Kelli literally place online-safety education in the hands of kids and their parents. How? Through their workshops, live demos and assemblies—each […]

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