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Archive for October, 2012

The Unexpected Bully - A New Perspective on an Old Problem

The Unexpected Bully – A New Perspective on an Old Problem

| October 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

When most people think of a bully, the first image that comes to mind is an angry, scowling child who resorts to physical or verbal aggression whenever possible. That may have been true before the advent of social media, but in today’s world this mentality isn’t only inaccurate, it’s dangerous. The truth is anyone can […]

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GIFT GIVEAWAY: Simon & Schuster Offers Anti-Bullying Books for Parents

GIFT GIVEAWAY: Simon & Schuster Offers Anti-Bullying Books for Parents

| October 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

It’s been great working with Simon & Schuster during the last 10 months. In addition to supporting what we’re doing with the “I Choose” Anti-Bullying Campaign, they’ve delivered exclusive book content to the Yoursphere community that’s both entertaining and educational, further expanding on our company’s mission to change the way children use social media. I […]

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Avoiding Identity Scams on Craigslist

Avoiding Identity Scams on Craigslist

| October 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Have you ever been a victim of a scam from something you either tried to buy or sell on Craigslist? It’s a common story being told more often around the U.S. Stories abound from people who have tried to sell goods and being paid with counterfeit cash, to buyers seeking good being lured out into […]

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K9 Web Protection Review

K9 Web Protection Review

| October 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

K9 Web Protection is a free Internet monitoring software program from Blue Coat that allows parents to log Internet activity, block websites, place time restrictions on Internet use, and make search engines safe for children by forcing “Safe Search”. Because K9 is free, you can use it in conjunction with Windows or Mac parental settings, […]

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McGruff SafeGuard Parental Monitoring Software Review

McGruff SafeGuard Parental Monitoring Software Review

| October 15, 2012 | Comments (1)

McGruff SafeGuard (Windows only; free 30-day trial; pricing) is a parental monitoring program that was created by the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and ParentsOnPatrol (POP). The word “McGruff” makes most people think of the giant crime-fighting dog, McGruff the Crime Dog, and for the record, yes, McGruff is still taking a bite out of […]

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The Digital Divide: How Teens Are Fooling Their Parents

The Digital Divide: How Teens Are Fooling Their Parents

| October 9, 2012 | Comments (3)

This is a guest post from McAfee. A recent study “The Digital Divide: How the Online Behavior of Teens is Getting Past Parents” (conducted by TRU Research and commissioned by McAfee) shows an alarming 70% of teens have hidden their online behavior from their parents, up from 45% in 2010. And yet half of parents live under the assumption […]

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Mamabear Parental Monitoring App Review

Mamabear Parental Monitoring App Review

| October 2, 2012 | Comments (1)

Parental monitoring solutions are essential in this day and age. Computers, smartphones, satellites and massive data networks have made this process easier and more convenient (and some cases more challenging) than we could have ever imagined. As our children grow up and begin socializing online and in real life, we begin to realize the value […]

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