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Archive for January, 2012

Online Gaming Safety Information for Parents

Online Gaming Safety Information for Parents

| January 27, 2012 | Comments (1)

First and foremost, it’s important to understand that, one, there are safety controls available on gaming consoles like the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, and two, that there are a number of other safety precautions that both you and your child can take to help protect their safety and privacy on said consoles—most of which […]

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Safety Tips for Social Networking

Safety Tips for Social Networking

| January 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become extremely popular in recent years. They’re a great way to keep family and friends updated on your life and connect with colleagues and communities that share your interests. You can use social networks to build a positive online reputation. The first step is STOP. […]

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Stickam – A Very Dangerous Site for Kids

Stickam – A Very Dangerous Site for Kids

| January 20, 2012 | Comments (6)

I’ve written and talked at length about the challenges that webcams create for parents, as well as the safety and privacy risks that they can create for our children. You may have heard of some of the more headline-grabbing sites, like TinyChat and Chatroulette, but have you heard of Stickam? Like the former two, Stickam […]

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Screen Retriever Review and Installation Guide

Screen Retriever Review and Installation Guide

| January 17, 2012 | Comments (2)

As a parent, I always want to know where my children are, who they’re hanging out with, and what they’re doing. I like to try and give them a balance between freedom and safety, let them grow and mature yet still make sure they don’t do anything that has the potential to harm them. This […]

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The Value Social Networking Provides Our Children

The Value Social Networking Provides Our Children

| January 11, 2012 | Comments (4)

Five Reasons Why You Should Encourage Your Child to Be Online Yes, you read that right: encourage your kids to be online and join a social network! As a mom of five, I know how busy our children’s lives can be between school, homework, after-school activities and friends. So you might wonder “when” I’d suggest […]

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Cyberbullying and Online Gaming: How to Protect Your Child

Cyberbullying and Online Gaming: How to Protect Your Child

| January 9, 2012 | Comments (3)

First let me say that, just as I am not OK with it offline, I am not okay with the idea of my children talking to strangers online. But that’s exactly what happens in online gaming services like Xbox Live and Playstation Network. As soon as your child logs onto their profile or joins an […]

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