MySpace Being Held Accountable for Member Safety

A site created by adults, for adults…this is what happens when children participate in such communities: Myspace Being Sued by Parents. More pain for families, more sexual assaults, more trouble for MySpace. Hasn’t this gone on long enough? As reported…

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Creative Kids Spreading Awareness for Internet Safety

In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, as declared by the President (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Proclamation-National-Cybersecurity-Awareness-Month/), I thought I’d share some of the creative ways students are spreading awareness of internet safety issues and cyberbullying:        

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Facebooks Porn Cops – What This Means To Your Kids and Teens

“The Nipple Rule”. “The Fully Exposed Butt Rule”. “The Crack Rule”. Yes, those are Facebook’s semi-formal policies about images that are posted on their site. Yoursphere shared highlights of this story written by Newsweek in our parent newsletter. Since that inclusion, I’ve thought…

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Digital Citizenship Is The New Online Safety

I read with interest this weeks internet safety newsletter from our friends at SafeKids/NetFamilyNews netfamilynews.org.  What I appreciated about one of their articles, is that it talked about: “A new online safety: A means, not an end.”  The piece states that to keep…

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Facts and Fallacies About Social Networks

Facts: 1. Most sites have no identity verification and screening of members – Very true, aside from some gambling sites no one seems to be verifying identities of their members. 2. Talking with your kids about online safety does help – Kids really…

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Internet Crime Could Spread Through Social Networks

PCWorld has an interesting article that says the next wave of Internet crime could come from social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. The article quotes cyber-security guru Peter Gutmann: “I would assume internet crime will migrate to social networking sites in the future.”…

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