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Electronic Etiquette in the Digital Age

Dr. David Greenfield | Posted 12.04.2014 | Technology
Dr. David Greenfield

My prediction is that many pubic places will begin to develop digital use policies--just as some restaurants are offering meal discounts if you agree to leave your phone in the car! In fact, that might not be a bad idea... to be in the social world without the intrusive digital distraction.

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?

Time to Redefine and De-Silo Online Safety Efforts

Larry Magid | Posted 11.10.2014 | 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 10.28.2014 | 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.

Parents Are Watching: A Software Satire

Leah Plunkett | Posted 12.07.2014 | Comedy
Leah Plunkett

Parents, now you can have a new high-tech cop on the beat in your own home with PAW! (Parents Are Watching), an online service that monitors everything your child does through any Internet-enabled device.

Anonymity Is Part of Humanity

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Hemanshu Nigam

So, what's hot? Apps based on anonymity, where kids and adults can explore questions that can be asked or answered anonymously, are rising in popularity.

Will Your Kids Be Getting These Digital Lessons This Year?

Diana Graber | Posted 11.04.2014 | Education
Diana Graber

Cyber Civics prepares kids for their digital lives by teaching them how to protect their online privacy, manage their digital reputation, prevent and/or respond appropriately to cyberbullying, avoid plagiarism and copyright infringement and so much more

Artist To Exhibit Jennifer Lawrence's Leaked Nudes As 'Art'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.04.2014 | Arts

When a 4chan user leaked a cache of celebrity nude photos last week, including those of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, internet users responded in ...

Is the Internet Really a "Lawless Jungle?"

Stephen Balkam | Posted 10.13.2014 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

I welcome efforts to tackle difficult and complex issues such as cyberbullying, sexting and online addictions and to help kids and their parents find existing resources and where to get help.

How to Keep Your Car from Becoming a High-Tech Death Trap

Jeff Fox | Posted 10.10.2014 | Technology
Jeff Fox

What if driving your car exposed you to the tender mercies of online criminals the same way that using a credit card at Target last fall did?

The Unregulated World of YouNow

Eli Lebowitz | Posted 09.20.2014 | Technology
Eli Lebowitz

For a young child, in the safety of her own house and her own room, the adoration of strangers can hold strong allure, and the unknown people at the other end of the internet might not seem real. But the risks being faced and the risks being taken are very real.

5 Ways Kids Can Surf the Web Safer This Summer

Ivory Thompson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Technology
Ivory Thompson

For kids, summer means freedom and spending time with friends but that extra time on their hands can also mean more time to find trouble and where else but on the internet?

Teens and Screens: The Breakdown of Digital Parenting

Sue Scheff | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

We have taught our kids about stranger danger in the parks and playgrounds, and we talked to them about the chatrooms where predators can linger. However, are our teens prepared for when people that they really don't know want to friend them on social media?

Without WiFi, Life Would End (aka Teen Internet Addiction)

Russ Warner | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

The Internet is just like the world. It can be wonderful and amazing or frightening and terrible. Each person must choose the path to take.

When A Heartbleed Strikes, It's Everyone's Responsibility

Jeffrey Lyon | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Jeffrey Lyon

As the conversations surrounding the Heartbleed bug continue to multiply, and as is the case with any widespread security breach, individually, we are often left with a lingering question: Who caused this and who is responsible for fixing the problem?

Fake Facebook Pages and Promos May Steal Your Identity

Russ Warner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Russ Warner

Be cautious about the pages you like on Facebook and the things your friends share. Be wary of company Facebook pages with few posts. And if a promotion sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Tips for Parents to Avoid 4 Online Traps for Kids

Russ Warner | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

Technology is wonderful, useful, and helpful. But, it can also be distracting, dangerous, and hurtful... especially when a child innocently stumbles into an unknown area or person.

The Evolution of Online Safety: Lessons Learned Over 20 Years

Larry Magid | Posted 06.05.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

Over time it became increasingly obvious that some of the biggest risks to kids came not from dangerous adults but from themselves and other kids.

9 Ways You're Being Spied On Every Day

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 04.03.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Casinos. Banks. Airports. We all know there are public places where we're being watched, ostensibly for crime-prevent...

In Defense of Internet Safety Education

Larry Magid | Posted 05.03.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

There has been some discussion lately over whether there is still a need for Internet safety education. I say yes.

#StopMuploads -- Stop Posting Live Updates and Checking in on Social Media

Stephanie Be | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

How to Say Safe Online and Why You Don't Realize It's a Problem. This message isn't just for travel bloggers, bloggers, journalists, and models. It's...

Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Jeannie Borin

Educating children on the best way to use websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr may protect them from potential problems.

New Parental Controls Nix the Fear, Up the Features

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Parental controls -- the real, technical kind -- can support you in your efforts to keep your kids' Internet experiences safe, fun and productive. They work best when used openly and honestly in partnership with your kids.

Building Better Digital Citizens

Otha Thornton | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Otha Thornton

While technology is a powerful tool for teaching and learning, it's just as important to help students think about the risks of their online behaviors including identity theft, exposure to inappropriate material and potential cyberbullying.

Giving Generation Z a Safe Place to Dream Big With a Little Passion and Persistence

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

When I first met Mark, I was blown away by what he was doing for kids: Redefining how they learn so that they could build a portfolio in various fields.