Monthly Archives: May 2012

This Picture is meant to Shock!

Parents Urged to get Under 13s off Facebook. At the risk of nagging – can you please check for me that your tween is not on Facebook. If your child is, or is begging you to let them, I ask you this question: Would … Continue reading

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At 17 a teen sent a sext, 7 years later…..

If the term Cyber Safety causes teen eyes to roll, the words future Cyber Reputation often hit a wall with teens barely able to imagine themselves older than 18 let alone a twentysomething.  The definition of reputation implies thinking ahead and … Continue reading

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Pussy Cats and Little Miss Muffet – Are your YouTube Safety Settings On?

Even the most cybersafety conscious parents can be unaware that a) Children need to be 13 to have a YouTube account, and b) Youtube has a safety setting that you can set to “ON” to filter content on YouTube. When your child … Continue reading

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Are Emoticons a Defense In Cyberbullying?

“I’m going to kill you LOL!!!” “U R So Dead ;-)” Do those sound like threats or playful texts? A group of girls in Indiana are being accused of cyberbullying for sending their classmates threatening messages, but the girls are … Continue reading

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