Stranger-Gamer Danger

Moms and dads – the worry doesn’t just rest at the doorsteps of social networking sites. Online games seem to attract those that intend our kids harm. As reported by Aaron Diamant for Todaystmj4.com, “Sex predators have a new hunting…

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Understanding The Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

COPPA: http://www.ftc.gov/coppa/ The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), passed by Congress in October 1998, requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to issue and enforce rules concerning children’s online privacy. The FTC issued the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule in…

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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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Understanding Facebook’s Stickiness

The folks at CNNMoney just posted a great article titled How Facebook is taking over our lives. True enough! It does seem that all the buzz these days is about how Facebook is taking over the online world. Why? Because — to…

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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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