When we take a close look at technology and how companies and organizations are using it some claim technology will eventually eliminate a persons privacy.
It’s a reality that our kids spend a lot of time on the internet and we also know that as they get older they’ll spend more time in and around technology.
As parents it is our responsibility to stay informed and knowledgeable about the effective strategies we can teach our children in order to protect them while online.
Protecting kids online is one of the most important jobs us parents have.
There are organizations such as the Family Online Safety Institute that have been organized with the specific goal to make our kids online experience safer. Some of the organizations goals include holding events that show best practices of online safety, help shape public policy, and draw attention to new technologies and how best to engage them.
The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. We do this by identifying and…
Facebook always brings a look of concern to most parents faces primarily because of questions such as, “just how safe is Facebook?” With no shortage of privacy and security settings it is difficult to get a handle on which options should be used to best protect.
10 Must-Know Security Settings
Updates to the interface, new features, opt-in vs. opt-out… Keeping up with Facebook’s constantly evolving landscape–and the way it af…
Most kids see Facebook as a social environment they want to be a part of. As parents we understand this need to be social with your friends but we also feel an obligation to have a firm handle on just what adjustments should be used to protect our children’s Facebook experience. Unless you read through the many many paragraphs of Facebook privacy policies it’s hard to know what to do.
Facebook Users Becoming More Privacy Savvy
When it comes to social media privacy, there is some good news from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. It shows …
It’s often difficult to determine when the request for personal information is legitimate or not. Reality is arbitrarily handing your personal data over is in most cases, not a very good idea. Here are some tips on how to navigate the internet as anonymously as possible.
Internet Safety: Safe Surfing Tips for Teens
The Internet is an amazing tool for research, entertainment, education, and much more. But do you know how to use the Web with your safety…
Statistics show the internet is not a safe and anonymus environment. When asked roughly twenty6-five percent of teenagers indicated their parents did not not what they unaware of what they were doing while they were online.
Commission promotes Internet safety
File photo Studies indicate that many children and teenagers believe the Internet is safe and anonymous. “They don’t realize that the…
Are you preoccupied with your kids online safety? There are those that feel if that’s the case than it can actually be harmful to be obsessive about the issue. Their logic revolves around the question of why are so many so concerned about kid’s online safety when when there’s no confirmed data to show the risks are actually real and whether parents concerns are warranted?
Our Internet Safety Obsession Is Bad for Children
By Daniel Donahoo A couple of weeks back it was Safer Internet Day. A whole global day dedicated predominately to keeping children safe…
Sheriff’s Office Detective Rick Leger Quote:
“Parental supervision of children’s Internet use is the most effective way to keep them safe from cyberbullying, inappropriate material and predators.”
Parents learn about Internet safety
Leger spoke to about a dozen parents of fifth- to eighth-grade Port Barre Middle School students Thursday during a meeting aimed at Inter…
An Auburn California teacher, Marlene Mahurin instructs parents and children on the best methods to shield yourself from most of the online dangers. Her focus is to demonstrate how online clicks can quickly elevate in off-line consequences.
Students say Internet can be a dangerous place
“Through that class I teach about Internet safety and sexting and cyberbullying and keeping kids protected with all the safety concerns…
Technology is something our kids deal with every day of their lives, it’s easy to let your guard down. Here some some safety guidelines that will help parents formulate some family online safety policies. While some of these tips may seem like common sense other dangers are not obvious these tips point out some of the less known security traps.
Kids and Technology: Top 10 Online Safety Tips
Thankfully, when it comes to kids and technology, a few simple safety tips can help. Note that smartphones, apps, tablet PCs, computers, …