The Empire Strikes Back

My good friend Mike Dermody seems to be getting under the skin of some corporate heads over at Facebook.  Mike’s blog is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in technology or Internet safety; however, someone who claims to be a…

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Facebook Enables Man/Boy Love Relationships

“The Internet is the number one destination for pedophiles because they believe that technology grants these criminals anonymity.”  That’s a quote from Thomas Harrington, the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director for Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch on August 2, 2010. …

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When Facebook Status Updates Go Wrong

You might want to think twice before announcing over Facebook that you’ll be on vacation for the next two weeks.  As a matter of fact, you may want to refrain from announcing that you’re leaving the house at all.  Unfortunately,…

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“Why Facebook Has It Wrong About Our Kids”

There are a lot of really great Internet-safety blogs and websites out there for parents to take advantage of.  ChildrenOnline.org has always been personal favorite of mine.  Their monthly newsletter is always jam-packed with useful advice and the latest news, and this month is…

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Facebook’s Minimalistic Solution for a Panic Button

 A couple of weeks ago, Facebook teamed up with The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center (CEOP) to develop a “panic button” application for their UK members who are between the ages of 13-18.  The development of the “ClickCEOP” app…

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How Hot Is Your Tween on Facebook?

That’s the first question that got my attention from Forbes.com writer, Joan Indiana Rigdon. The second question she asked: “Isn’t it time for schools, parents and social media sites to get extremely specific about Internet safety?” got my attention as…

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Beware of Facebook Stalker Applications

Parents, as if all of the privacy concerns and deceitful third-party games weren’t enough, we Facebook users now have something else to worry about, not only for our sake, but for our children’s. The worry…stalker apps. Stalker apps, including ‘Stalker…

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