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Category: Guest Editorial

Your Smartphone is Your Vehicle, but are You a Responsible Driver?

Your Smartphone is Your Vehicle, but are You a Responsible Driver?

| September 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

This article was written by mspy.com. The power of the internet and proliferation of mobile devices have been changing the way we do things.  Young people have always been the frontrunners of the new, creating digital trends and embracing technologies to communicate, learn, create and now….to commute as well.  Cyber hitch-hiking is gaining momentum among […]

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The ‘Cloud’ and You

The ‘Cloud’ and You

| July 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

What is the cloud? Are you too embarrassed at this point to ask, “What is the Cloud?”  Just like a Neighbor that moved in a year ago, it’s a little awkward to ask their name now.  Don’t worry it is never too late to learn! The cloud is a computing service that is not tied […]

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Helping Kids Understand Their ‘Digital Footprint’

Helping Kids Understand Their ‘Digital Footprint’

| July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

This is a guest editorial by McAfee. It’s easy to talk in general about an important topic and apply a catchy phrase to it without our kids really ever understanding it. When it comes to explaining the weight of  their digital footprint kids can quickly glaze over and check out if we fail to speak in terms […]

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A Little Privacy, Please! Your Rights and Social Media Policies

A Little Privacy, Please! Your Rights and Social Media Policies

| June 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

This is a guest article written by Richard Console (original article).  Your privacy is important to us. How many times have you heard this spiel? “Your privacy is important to us. Read our privacy policy.” If your privacy was really important, would the websites that you visit every day, the ones that you use to share stories […]

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Exploring the Online Disconnect between Parents and Kids

Exploring the Online Disconnect between Parents and Kids

| June 13, 2013 | Comments (1)

This is a guest editorial by McAfee. If you’re like most parents, you probably have a pretty good idea of what your teens are doing in the real world, but when it comes to their online lives, the picture can become a little cloudier. Finding out exactly what your teens are doing online, and with […]

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What To Do About Facebook Friend Hacks

What To Do About Facebook Friend Hacks

| May 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Guest article by Janita Docherty. Friends connecting on Facebook is something that needs to be respected and trusted. Recently, a number of people, including myself, have received friend requests on Facebook from people they know. Why is this unusual? Because these requests are from people who are already connected in some form or another, be […]

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How to Prevent Mobile Phone Cyberbullying - Know the Warning Signs and What to Do

How to Prevent Mobile Phone Cyberbullying – Know the Warning Signs and What to Do

| May 1, 2013 | Comments (1)

This is a guest editorial by McAfee. While bullying is nothing new, online bullying has taken this torment to a new level.  Public threats, taunts and nasty comments can all be linked to and shared in an instant, and mobile phones make it all easier. In fact, cyberbullying is so common that over one in […]

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Making Password Security Simple

Making Password Security Simple

| March 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

This is a guest editorial by McAfee. There’s been a lot of high profile account hacks in the news lately, from celebrities such as Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson, to reporters at Wired and The New York Times. While it’s easy to think it won’t happen to you, the truth is normal people get their […]

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Help Your Children Protect Their Online Reputation

Help Your Children Protect Their Online Reputation

| February 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

This is a guest editorial by McAfee. Kids may be better at navigating the Internet than their parents, but they often need help when it comes to navigating their online reputations. After all, kids are used to sharing everything online—from their daily activities, to their personal views, and exactly what they think about members of […]

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Talking to Your Child About Sex & the Internet

Talking to Your Child About Sex & the Internet

| February 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

If we shelter our children with austere helicopter parenting techniques and shield them from the world, they’ll be safe and protected from the Internet. As parents and adults, we’re dependent on our smartphones, laptops and tablets. Whether we rely on our smartphone to communicate or feel attached to our tablet for entertainment, our children recognize […]

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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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Introducing Children to the Internet

Introducing Children to the Internet

| December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

*This is a guest editorial post from Gecko Monitor. Parents of younger children will probably have noticed the keen interest and curiosity that they show towards computer use. Being able to press a button or move a mouse and have an instant reaction on screen inhabits the same pleasure that kids get from toys that […]

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12 Scams of the Holidays

12 Scams of the Holidays

| November 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

*This is a guest editorial post by McAfee The holidays are just around the corner and while we’re busy buying gifts and making travel arrangements, cybercriminals are making their lists, and checking them twice, as they prepare to unleash a host of scams designed to take advantage of the seasonal surge in online shopping and […]

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TMI: When Oversharing Online Becomes a Problem

TMI: When Oversharing Online Becomes a Problem

| November 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

From what they are eating to where they are going, young people everywhere are sharing everything they do online. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter make it possible for people to instantly connect – and sometimes, unknowingly to them, become easy targets for identification theft, bullying or home burglary. Does it seem like a stretch? It’s not. […]

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Are You Letting the Bad Guys Know Where You Are?

Are You Letting the Bad Guys Know Where You Are?

| November 7, 2012 | Comments (2)

This is a guest post from McAfee “Where are you?” It’s a simple question, but one that opens up a world of possibilities. That’s why so-called location-based services, that log and share your location as you move through the world, are growing in number and popularity. As these services grow in popularity, so does the […]

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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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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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Getting Your Teen Tech Ready for College

Getting Your Teen Tech Ready for College

| September 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

This is a guest post from McAfee. You’ve settled on the school, come up with tuition, and now it’s time to send your teen off to college. If you are like many parents, you’ve tried to get them ready for any situation, but have you made sure they are tech ready? You know your teen […]

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Keeping Kids Safe Online

Keeping Kids Safe Online

| August 20, 2012 | Comments (1)

This is a guest post from Experian’s SafetyWeb Today’s technology has provided us with amazing tools.  Computers, tablets, smart phones – it’s hard to imagine life without the conveniences they lend to our daily lives for both adults and youth alike. However, with technology continuing to show an ever stronger presence in our children’s lives, […]

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