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Archive for January, 2013

Skout - The Social Network that Focuses on Sex, Hooking up and Flirting - What Parents Need to Know

Skout – The Social Network that Focuses on Sex, Hooking up and Flirting – What Parents Need to Know

| January 30, 2013 | Comments (2)

Skout is a social networking site that’s become popular in the past couple months. From the outside it looks like any other Facebook wannabe site, however, once you start poking around inside it becomes obvious that this isn’t like any other social network. Skout is a dating/hookup site with several social network elements such as […]

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What Are Your Teens Really Doing Online?

What Are Your Teens Really Doing Online?

| January 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

*This is a guest editorial by McAfee If you’re like many parents, you probably feel like you know what your teen is up to online. But do you, really? How can you tell if it’s time for parental control software to monitor Internet activity, block porn, or filter web content? A McAfee® study which looked […]

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How to Avoid Falling Victim to a “Catfish” Hoax

How to Avoid Falling Victim to a “Catfish” Hoax

| January 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

The term “catfish” comes from the 2010 documentary film in which a young New Yorker named Nev Schulman has an online relationship with a woman on Facebook. Turns out the woman fabricated her entire life on the social network, and when Nev finally made plans to meet her in real life, he realized that everything she told […]

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Five Online Safety New Year's Resolutions for You and Your Family

Five Online Safety New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Family

| January 17, 2013 | Comments (2)

When you think about New Year resolutions, you normally think about people setting personal goals, like exercising more, eating healthier or finding a new job – but what about resolutions that the whole family can benefit from? When it comes to digital safety and privacy, most families probably have a number of things that they […]

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Facebook’s New Privacy Settings

Facebook’s New Privacy Settings

| January 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

In response to recent criticism, Facebook has added new privacy settings and made them easier to access. The new settings give users more security options for who can view content that’s on their profile. In a nutshell, the new privacy settings address tagging, blocking events, blocking apps, and setting visibility restrictions to the public and […]

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Recent Study Highlights the Importance of a Digitally Educated Parent

Recent Study Highlights the Importance of a Digitally Educated Parent

| January 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

A recent study conducted by the Hart Research Associates for the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) found that when teens look to seek out information about how to stay safe online, nearly three in four (74%) turn to their parents. The study also found that parents and teens indicate similar levels of concern for a […]

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