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Peer Pressure – the Good and the Bad

Peer Pressure – the Good and the Bad

Everyone is concerned about child safety and how there are so many outside influences. This fun infographic is from a Toyshop in the UK who sells safe toys for young children. While clearly about selling fun things, they recognize that there are...
Parent Guide to Child Online Safety

Parent Guide to Child Online Safety

We are always adding new tips and resources to our website. I recently chatted with the folks at Secure Thoughts whose mission is “to help people protect their freedom by providing advice, guides and support that help everyday people protect...
Bullying Resources

Bullying Resources

Bullying is a real problem and we adults are not holding up our end of the deal. We are supposed to be role models for our children and yet we bully our co-workers, our friends on social media, our politicians and government leaders, and the guy...
10 Ways to Observe Internet Safety Month

10 Ways to Observe Internet Safety Month

The way we take our technology every where we go and on smaller and smaller devices makes it all that more important to observe Internet Safety Month. it’s June, the kids are out of school with more time on their hands, we’re traveling...
Words Hurt

Words Hurt

“Adults aren’t going to fix bullying in our schools and online – it is up to you to make the change”. This is a comment I make when presenting to student groups from elementary school to high school. It is met with some...
Website Snakes

Website Snakes

I’ve adopted a new term I use when talking to kids about Internet Safety – Website Snakes – 1)Because I think people who prey on children are the slimiest kind of individuals – and 2) I HATE snakes. (Apologies to snake lovers and...
Have you checked your facebook settings lately?

Have you checked your facebook settings lately?

From USA Today –  This is a great article every facebook user should read & follow: If you haven’t checked your Facebook privacy settings lately, it’s time to revisit them. I’m amazed at how many people think they’ve...
That Girl in Pink – Viral Videos

That Girl in Pink – Viral Videos

I am often amazed at the viral nature of the Internet. There is no better example than a handful of tweens who have chosen the way of Justin Bieber to become famous – self promotion on YouTube. Is this bad or good? Yes! I know, I know that’s...
EGO Surfing

EGO Surfing

One of the first questions I ask of teens “Have you ever Googled yourself?” – And yes – they all have. And they should, in fact we all should.  Some people call it “Ego Surfing”, but it isn’t about ego as much as a reminder of ...
Safety Tips From a Game Blogger

Safety Tips From a Game Blogger

We highlight a lot of games here on the website (probably because I love to play online games…) trying to note the ones that offer a safe playing environment. I have not checked out Stardolls yet, so be sure you check it out completely before...

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