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How To Protect Your Privacy When Dating Online

Laurie Davis | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Laurie Davis

"Can't I date online more privately?" my client Michelle* asked. She's an executive working in a male-dominated industry and is wary of bumping into people from her boardroom. It happened once on The League, an exclusive, invite-only dating app. Awkward.

Why Don't Parents Care About Online Safety?

Diana Graber | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

How is it that a society so protective of children offline has left them largely unsupervised online? On this virtual playground, where kids are being unleashed at increasingly younger ages, their activities are pretty much unsupervised.

Online Violence: Just Because It's Virtual Doesn't Make It Any Less Real

Clare Winterton | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Clare Winterton

As the Internet becomes an increasingly important part of human existence and a critical space for marginalized populations to make their voices heard, a woman's inability to feel safe online is an impediment to her freedom, as well as to her basic human rights.

Teenagers and the Internet

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The increased presence of youth online has raised serious concerns about the safety of Internet and social media use.

The 3 Teachable Moments Every Digital Parent Should Seize

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Stephen Balkam

It goes without saying that your teen will pay much more attention to what you do than what you say. If you are constantly on the phone, text at stop lights, bring your phone to bed and are not present for your own kids, then they will follow your lead.

Your Tween's Private Photo Could Go Viral. Here's How.

Galit Breen | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Galit Breen

Our kids aren't all that different then we were at this age. But their access to social media makes their quickly made decisions capable of being a little bigger, a little louder, have a little more impact, a bigger punch, if you will.

How Many of These Security Mistakes Are you Making?

Jeff Fox | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fox

A lot of what passes for common sense about this subject is just plain wrong -- and often risky. Here's a list of some mistaken beliefs that can get you ripped off or hacked, or your computer infected with something nasty.

Every Day Should Be 'Safer Internet Day'

Diana Graber | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

So I like Annie Fox's suggestion that we "vaccinate kids before they play on the Internet." Let's actually give them the 21st Century skills we keep talking about.

Sweetheart Scams: How an Online Romeo Could Ruin More Than Just Valentine's Day

Rachel Pross | Posted 04.12.2015 | Money
Rachel Pross

Almost all of us have heard the stories of identity theft and the importance of keeping personal information safe, particularly in an age of highly publicized data breaches at major retailers. That's why the subject of "sweetheart scams" catches so many off guard. Here are some tips to keep yourself and your loved ones safe..

Parenting in the Digital Era

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

As James Baldwin said, "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." If parental digital illiteracy can cause one type of problems to children, parental overindulgence in technology can raise a completely different set of equally serious issues.

The Simple Email Trick that Identity Thieves Hate

Adam Levin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology
Adam Levin

It may sound ridiculous at first, but a strategic deployment of the most common and visible form of personally identifiable information--the humble email address--might be enough to send a would-be identity thief packing to an easier mark.

Online Safety Redefined: The 3 Key Elements

Stephen Balkam | Posted 03.13.2015 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

Online safety has come of age. Kids now create the content we used to try and keep them away from and they do it with immensely powerful devices they carry around with them in their pockets. So it behooves us to take a step back and ask ourselves what we mean by online safety in 2015

5 Crucial Holiday Safety Tips You're Probably Overlooking

Hometalk | Posted 02.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Take extra precautions with turkey fryers (be sure the oil used to fry the turkey is the right temperature and always fry outside, in a well-ventilated area.) Don't use water to extinguish a grease fire -- instead, douse the fire with baking soda.

What Is It About Anonymous Apps That Kids Love?

Diana Graber | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

You'd think with all the bad press anonymous apps like Yik Yak, Secret, Ask.fm, and Whisper get, we'd have heard the last of them, right?

Respecting Age Restrictions And Privacy Policies

Sue Scheff | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Sue Scheff

If some parents are lacking in privacy policy understanding, is that an excuse not to respect age restrictions on social media sites?

5 Ways You'll Be Hacked On Cyber Monday

Shelly Palmer | Posted 01.24.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

There's a reason Gmail sent that email to your Spam folder. Leave it there. If you didn't ask for it, don't click on it!

Online Safety: What Does It Mean To You?

Sue Scheff | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Everyone talks about online safety and we all need to implement it into our cyber-worlds but have you ever truly sat down and thought about what it really means?

Small Business Poised to Receive a Big Holiday Gift This Year

David L. Brown | Posted 01.18.2015 | Small Business
David L. Brown

With high-profile security breaches continuing to hit major national retailers, affecting tens of millions of shoppers since the 2013 holiday season, it's no surprise to see the that these events are influencing consumers to shop small businesses this year.

The New Language Of Online Safety

Diana Graber | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

Teaching kids the resiliency and coping skills that will help keep them safe online is not happening on a wide scale, at least not in American classrooms.

Time to Redefine and De-Silo Online Safety Efforts

Larry Magid | Posted 01.09.2015 | Technology
Larry Magid

For the longest time the Internet safety community has been divided into three camps: child safety, privacy and security. But all of these threats are related. We can no longer talk about "Internet safety" without talking about privacy and security.

Digital Citizenship Week: Share Awesome Online

Otha Thornton | Posted 12.28.2014 | Parents
Otha Thornton

Given how ubiquitous technology is, and with kids getting more tech-savvy than ever and new gadgets, social media platforms and apps being released every day, keeping children safe online is very important.

Why Social Media Guidance Is Important

Jeannie Borin | Posted 12.25.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Social media Web sites have become a global information network that undoubtedly has many benefits. However, with this increased exposure, it is vital to make sure our students are wise and remain safe as they post information online.

The 6 Steps To Good Digital Parenting

Stephen Balkam | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Stephen Balkam

This is probably the first technological era in human history where the kids are leading the adults. It is very humbling to have a 7-year-old explain how to upload a video.

Parenting In The Time Of Viral

Megan Egbert | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Megan Egbert

I aim to connect with people through sharing stories. But where do my rights as a parent end and my children's rights as digital citizens begin? In a huge gray area of unknown, that is where.

3 Ways to Stop Your Teen From Making Risky Choices About Dating and Sex

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

Know where your children are, who they are with and what they are doing, at all times. When it comes to dating, this means supervising your teenager's dates.