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Archive for October, 2011

Two Solutions to Help You Detect Cyberbullying on Your Child’s Smartphone

Two Solutions to Help You Detect Cyberbullying on Your Child’s Smartphone

| October 27, 2011 | Comments (4)

I’ve said it time and time again: face-to-face communication with your child or teen about issues like cyberbullying and sexting, and the consequences of such actions, is the key to helping them make the smartest digital decisions. Of course, not all teens are willing to listen, let alone talk about the issues, and most young […]

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Thanks to Facebook Sims Game Your 10, 12, 13 Year Old Is Now Rewarded for Having CyberSex

Thanks to Facebook Sims Game Your 10, 12, 13 Year Old Is Now Rewarded for Having CyberSex

| October 21, 2011 | Comments (0)

The Sims Social, a Facebook game and a franchise that has been around for years, has recently been in the spotlight for rewarding and encouraging players (including your child) to build a romantic relationships with their Facebook friends. The Sims Social refers to your Facebook friends as “Neighbors”, and gives players virtual currency and recognition […]

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Video Guide: Setting the Wii Parental Controls

Video Guide: Setting the Wii Parental Controls

| October 19, 2011 | Comments (0)

The Wii can be fun for the whole family, but like any digital device that connects to the Internet there are certain precautions that parents should take to keep their kids safe. Just like the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360, when the Wii is connected to the Internet it becomes a gaming console AND […]

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Ten Ways to Keep Kids Safe Online

Ten Ways to Keep Kids Safe Online

| October 17, 2011 | Comments (0)

One question I’m always asked is, “As a parent, is it possible to keep up with technology and make sure our kids are safe when they often know their way around technology better than we do?” And my answer is always an emphatic yes! There are steps you can take, but those steps depend on the […]

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Dealing with the Bullies – Avoiding, Recording and Reporting

Dealing with the Bullies – Avoiding, Recording and Reporting

| October 10, 2011 | Comments (2)

Unlike physical bullying, where parental intervention or school intervention can help address the problem, cyberbullying is a bit more complex to deal with. The first question that needs to be answered is: How do you define cyberbullying? Well, for the most part, cyberbullying occurs when your child feels that their safety is being threatened due to […]

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Video Guide: How to Set Up YouTube Safety Mode

Video Guide: How to Set Up YouTube Safety Mode

| October 7, 2011 | Comments (9)

Like Google SafeSearch, which you can learn to enable here, YouTube’s Safety Mode does a great job of filtering out videos that some parents may consider inappropriate for their children. Thankfully, YouTube already does a fairly good job of removing any inappropriate content on the site. But with the millions of videos being uploaded and viewed […]

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Video Guide: Setting Google Safe Search

Video Guide: Setting Google Safe Search

| October 3, 2011 | Comments (2)

Google’s search engine is comprehensive—there’s really no other word to describe it.  It scours every corner of the Internet looking to match your search terms, and more importantly your child’s search terms. In a broad sense, “every corner of the Internet” can be a scary thought when it’s your child behind the keyboard; that’s why […]

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