Monthly Archives: February 2012

Switch on Google SafeSearch to Protect your Tots and Tweens

Visit the Google Family Cyber Safety Centre Today     Do your children Google? Are your children curious? Google has good safe, family settings to protect your children but you must turn them on. SafeSearch is designed to screen sites that contain sexually explicit … Continue reading

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“Am I pretty enough?”

  A new YouTube trend is leaving teens even more exposed. Girls and Boys video themselves seeking feedback on how others think they look. The videos are often headed, Am I ugly? or Do you think I am pretty? There are no … Continue reading

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Pinterest has Exploded! My Prediction? Teens will Fall Hopelessly in Love with it.

Surprise them. Know the latest in social media before they do!  The word is: teens are leaving Facebook for Pinterest. Pinterest lets you organize and share all things you find on the web that interest you such as Wedding Flowers or … Continue reading

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Google your child, take back control, join Facebook!

A recent study by Consumer Reports in June found that there are over seven million children under the age of 13 on Facebook. Is one of these yours? One of the first things you can do is to Google your … Continue reading

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Back to School and Parents’ greatest fear is Cyber Bullying

In a recent article in the Brimbank Leader a survey revealed that, “up to 88 per cent of parents fear their children could be victims of cyberbullying.  Officeworks sampled more than 1000 Australian parents with children aged five to 14. … Continue reading

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