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Archive for May, 2011

Yoursphere Parents Unaware of Internet Dangers

Yoursphere Parents Unaware of Internet Dangers

| May 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

Mark Zuckerberg’s most recent effort to get children on Facebook has left parents, including myself, wondering exactly how he plans on keeping children safe from the adult culture on Facebook. I’ve posted my thoughts about this issue here, but what concerns me the most is that there are millions of parents out there who are […]

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In response to Mark Zuckerberg Wanting Children Under 13 to Be Able to Join Facebook

In response to Mark Zuckerberg Wanting Children Under 13 to Be Able to Join Facebook

| May 20, 2011 | Comments (1)

Article being referenced: Zuckerberg: Kids under 13 Should Be Allowed on Facebook Plain and simple, Facebook isn’t a place for children. As I’ve shared in the past, and as many of us know – the content and culture is adult-intended. While I agree with Mark, children should benefit from social media, Facebook just isn’t the place. […]

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50 Percent of Bullies Go Beyond the Playground

50 Percent of Bullies Go Beyond the Playground

| May 19, 2011 | Comments (1)

Yesterday, technology journalist Larry Magid posted an article in the Huffington Post called “Online Safety Tied to Real World Behavior”. In the article, Magid points to some interesting statistics related to real-world bullying and how it ties into cyberbullying. Magid points to a recent study from the Cyberbullying Research Center: out of 4,400 11-to-18-year-olds, the […]

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3 Ways Kids Can Become Good Digital Citizens

3 Ways Kids Can Become Good Digital Citizens

| May 10, 2011 | Comments (0)

Education – Whether this is facilitated through teachers or parents (hopefully both!), awareness of the issues that exist online are first and foremost in an effort to avoid them. Parents also need to be educated so they can have…well, educated conversations with their kids about safe online practices. Of course, education goes hand-in-hand with open […]

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Cyberbullying Number One Concern for Kids, Not So Much for the Average Parent

Cyberbullying Number One Concern for Kids, Not So Much for the Average Parent

| May 3, 2011 | Comments (4)

Just like with “traditional bullying”, it’s close to impossible to eliminate cyberbullying entirely. The fact of the matter is, online anonymity not only makes it easier than ever to be mean and cruel, but it makes it easier to be mean and cruel on a massive scale. Two things that we can do—as a community, […]

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