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Bullying Online or Off

Bullying Online or Off

Teasing vs bullying, what’s the difference? Is it ever ok? While the person doing the teasing may think there’s a difference between it and bullying, they may be the only one to think so. Psychology Today notes that often, the person being teased...
Identity Theft

Identity Theft

Everywhere you look, someone is talking about Identity Theft at this time of year. It’s not that identity theft is more prominent, it’s just that people are becoming aware as they go to file their tax returns and find that their identity...
What You Can Do on Missing Children’s Day

What You Can Do on Missing Children’s Day

From the NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN (NCMEC): Four Ways you can take part in Missing Children’s Day 2015: ONE: SHARE A POSTER On National Missing Children’s Day this year, can you take a moment to share the poster of...
A Parent Guide? Some Topics to Discuss!

A Parent Guide? Some Topics to Discuss!

Here is a practical guide to some of the apps our kids are experimenting with these days. This is in no way complete, but the dangers are the same: You can’t trust someonthing that is said online, just because it’s said online People...
Family Safety & Security Resources

Family Safety & Security Resources

The whole point of this Internet thing is to make our lives easier, faster and more interestingly global. The nice side light of that is that we can also reach out and help one another. I received a note last week from a student in a writing class...
c|net – You made me look smart again!

c|net – You made me look smart again!

Trying to keep up on the latest technology in order to keep kids safe is a full time job. Since we’re a small non-profit, I don’t have all day to just browse the Internet and read about every app, website or gadget that I need to know about....
Camp Virtual from Common Sense Media

Camp Virtual from Common Sense Media

They’ve done it again. Common Sense Media has come out with a “Camp Virtual” Guide. It is list of fun and educational things your kids can do online this summer and they are grouped by typical “summer activities” like...
Helpful Ideas from a Reader

Helpful Ideas from a Reader

Every once in a while I receive a letter from a reader or subscriber who wants to share some resources they’ve found useful. This is one such entry. Sarah, who is a a Library Assistant was helping a member of their library. They were searching...
Internet Safety Guide for Parents & Children

Internet Safety Guide for Parents & Children

Do you know what ASL means? Internet Lingo continutes to evolve, and we all need to pay attention to this language that kids speak (type). A tip of the hat to one of our website visitors, a teacher, who sent in an article from the Hosting Reviews...
Internet Crime Complaint Center

Internet Crime Complaint Center

We just found a great new resource. If you think you have been the victim of Internet Crime, or if an email or post has you thinking someone is trying to victimize you, turn to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (iC3). The center is a partnership...

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