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Cyber Safety

Respecting Age Restrictions And Privacy Policies

Sue Scheff | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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?

Online Safety: What Does It Mean To You?

Sue Scheff | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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?

Cyberbullying, Online Abuse or Political Scandal: 41-Year-Old Monica Lewinsky Ought to Know the Difference

Diane Primo | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Diane Primo

I am shocked--shocked--that Monica Lewinsky considers the Internet the major contributor to her ruined reputation; shocked that she considered her situation similar to Tyler Clementi's; and shocked at her timing.

The Global Search for Education: Got Tech? - Australia

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Teachers are reporting increased motivation by students when they are involved in digital learning, and our preliminary research shows that this inc...

The Best Answer to Cyberbullying We've Seen Yet

Sue Scheff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Since so much of students' lives together take place in various nooks and crannies of the Internet, let's look at how teens can help each other out, making their social lives more satisfying and trouble-free by being cyber-shields for each other.

Facebook Is Not a Diary

Sue Scheff | Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

We are our children's role models -- both online and off, but what happens when the child watches the parent have a complete cyber-breakdown?

Online Reputation Management Is Finally Being Recognized by Teens

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Online Reputation Management isn't just for businesses; teens are finally learning their cyber-life can determine their future.

Google Glass: A Wink Away from Stranger Danger?

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Some things will not change no matter what generation we are in, and that is the concern for the safety of our children. Stranger danger and predators are always a major fear, whether online or off.

Spring Break, Teens, and Online Reputation

Sue Scheff | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Sue Scheff

Online reputation isn't just for teens. If you are looking for a job, own a business, or are a professional, you are being searched online! It is a fact that more and more people use search engines to poke into your digital image -- many won't give you a second glance if it is tainted.

Google Apps: Saving Schools Money or Paying With Your Kid's Privacy?

Sue Scheff | Posted 03.30.2013 | Technology
Sue Scheff

A key reason schools are signing up for Google Apps for Education is that Google claims to provide these services at no cost. But these services are not entirely free. Did you know that schools may be "paying" for these services with your kid's privacy?

Catfish: Why Parents Need To Discuss It With Their Teens

Sue Scheff | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology
Sue Scheff

We have heard the horror stories of cyberbullying over the past several years, and they never get easier to hear. Catfishing is an extended branch of online harassment that takes cruelty to a new level.

5 Ways Google and Facebook Can Make Online Dating Safer

Julie Spira | Posted 05.22.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

Here are five online dating safety tips to use (short of paying for a background check).

The Girl Scouts and Their Netiquette Pledge

Julie Spira | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

For the past 100 years, the Girl Scouts of America have embraced their "scout's honor." Today's Girl Scouts have evolved into more than just selling cookies and collecting badges.

How Widespread Is Online Bullying Among Young People?

AP | CONNIE CASS and STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — Catherine Devine had her first brush with an online bully in seventh grade, before she'd even ventured onto the Internet. Someone s...

U.S. Leadership and the Future of the Internet: the New U.S. International Cyber Strategy

Kathy Kemper | Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology
Kathy Kemper

Many of the innovations in computing have had two sides: great promise and great danger. Today, the stakes are higher than ever -- but with a framework to guide our engagement online, the U.S. is on the right track.

Use Horse Sense, Don't Be a Mule

Christopher Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

In 2010, money-laundering arrests have included criminal organizations from Central Eurasia, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, the EU, Africa and the United States. It's a global issue.

U.S. And Russia Differ On Treaty For Cyberspace

New York Times | JOHN MARKOFF and ANDREW E. KRAMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States and Russia are locked in a fundamental dispute over how to counter the growing threat of cyberwar attacks that could wreak havoc on ...