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Parents & Educators

Today’s children are the first to grow up in the Internet Age. You are the first generation to “figure out” how to teach Internet Safety. What is enough parental control? Do your kids deserve privacy and when did they get so smart about technology? Hear what some experts say, find some information you may not know and share your comments.

10 MySpace Page Profile Mistakes

10 MySpace Page Profile Mistakes

Article courtesy of www.komando.com Kids love the social-networking web site MySpace.com. But far too often, their profiles disclose too much personal information. Click here to see if you can spot 10 safety problems in the sample MySpace page....
15 Internet Tips for Parents

15 Internet Tips for Parents

Start Early – it is never too soon to discuss Internet safety. Communication is key! Establish family rules that can grow with your children and remind them the rules apply wherever they use the Internet – home, school, a friend’s house,...
50 Definitions – R U Cyber Savvy??

50 Definitions – R U Cyber Savvy??

Can you talk the talk?   Do your kids use terms that sound like a foreign language? With the help of Wikipedia we’ve compiled some terms you may want to know.   Apps – short for applications- can be on social networking sites, cell phones...
Cyberbullying: The Ryan Halligan Story

Cyberbullying: The Ryan Halligan Story

The Story of Ryan Halligan – Told in his father’s words. October 7, 2003 will always be the day that divides my life. Before that day my son Ryan was alive. A sweet, gentle and lanky thirteen year old fumbling his way through early adolescence...
Defining Internet Safety Issues

Defining Internet Safety Issues

The Internet is a wonderful resource for both adults and children, and a great way to stay in touch with friends and family.  BUT, the Internet can also be a very dangerous place.  Cyber predators, bullies, stalkers and con artists are online all...
Do You Know What Your Kids Are Saying Online?

Do You Know What Your Kids Are Saying Online?

“WU? WIBNI we could meet IRL? I’ll keep my FC to CU F2F. P911! GFN!”  Translation: “What’s Up? Wouldn’t it be nice if we could meet in real life? I’ll keep my fingers crossed to see you face-to-face. Parents are coming! Gone for now!”  Can’t...
Online Safety Myth Busting

Online Safety Myth Busting

Myths and misperceptions about online safety are roadblocks parents and educators must overcome so as to fully understand the risks facing kids on the Internet.  It is easy to assume that a child knows better than to talk to a “stranger” online,...
What They Play: A Parent’s Guide to Video Games

What They Play: A Parent’s Guide to Video Games

Power to the Parents Parents today face a variety of complex and challenging issues when it comes to understanding and keeping up with the various forms of popular entertainment that engage their children. That’s why What They Like was created. What...