An Easy Guide to Teaching Online Privacy to Your Child
The online privacy risks that our children face increase as they get older; and this is for several reasons: they’re getting more involved in social networks (as are their friends), they’re using the Internet more often for school research, and…Read More
One Network for Adults and Children: A Recipe for Disaster
Over 7 million kids are lying about their age to join Facebook. by guest columnist, Luke Gilkerson, from Covenant Eyes – It’s called “Smash or Pass.” Boys and girls alike can submit a photo of themselves or someone else to…Read More
Giving In to Tweens Who Want to Join Facebook – Is It Too Much Pressure for a Parent to Bear?
From firsthand experience, I can tell you that it’s very difficult not to simply succumb to the pressures of letting your tween have an account on an adult-intended social network like Facebook. Most of their friends probably have one—in fact,…Read More
14% of Children Have Chosen to Meet a Stranger They Met Online
14% of children 9 – 14 years old, and 12% of high school students 15 – 18 years old purposefully chose to meet with a stranger (in real life) they had chatted with online according to research published in the…Read More
In response to Mark Zuckerberg Wanting Children Under 13 to Be Able to Join Facebook
Article being referenced: Zuckerberg: Kids under 13 Should Be Allowed on Facebook Plain and simple, Facebook isn’t a place for children. As I’ve shared in the past, and as many of us know – the content and culture is adult-intended. While…Read More
Survey Results: Women Targets, Kids Left Unaware, Identity Theft Top Concern
When it comes to Internet safety and what constitutes right and wrong in the digital world, the opinions and cautionary approaches that people take will always vary. You can argue that an individual’s online safety-practices or their awareness of certain…Read More
The “Statistically Insignificant” Sex Offender Reappears
As serious as cyberbullying, sexting and privacy are, there’s one Internet safety issue that tends to get overlooked or avoided—Internet pedophilia. I was so glad to see Linda Criddle’s post, Operation Rescue Bust Online Pedophile Ring with 70,000 Members, wherein…Read More
How Much Would You Pay For Online Privacy? For Your Child’s Online Privacy?
The topic of Internet privacy is bigger now than it ever has been. Political leaders are taking a hard look at new online privacy bills, and old ones, to see what can be done to give end-users (you, me, our…Read More
Photo Geotagging – How It Works & How to Disable It
Geotagging: the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as photographs, video, websites, [etc]. That’s the definition from Wikipedia. If you’re still unclear on what this means, just imagine using your smartphone to take photos of your child at his/her…Read More
Bigger Issue behind Teacher’s Vacation Photos on Facebook
The Stir recently posted an article that told the story of a 24-year-old English teacher, Ashley Payne, who was fired for posting a photo on Facebook that showed the young woman enjoying some drinks while on vacation. According to the…Read More
Modeling Scams: Another Safe Social Networking Issue for Your Kids!
If you haven’t already, you can go ahead and add modeling scams to your list of ‘Things to Watch Out for on Social Networks’. The problem is currently in the UK according to a recent article, but that doesn’t mean…Read More
Is Safe Mobile Browsing for Kids Possible? What Parents Need To Know
A couple of months ago, I put together a post that showed parents how to set the parental controls on their child’s iPod Touch. I had just recently bought one for my son, so I decided to dig into the…Read More