Posts Tagged 'cyberbullying'

It’s called Flinch and the idea behind this new app echoes an innocent childhood game: Stare at the other person across from you, keep a straight face, and the first person to smile or laugh, loses the match. Sounds like oodles of fun, right? Not if the other player live- streaming to your phone is […]

At a recent ladies’ get-together, discussion about the murky world of online grooming, cyber stalking, and identity thieves found its way to our lunch table. Everyone had a story to relate about Facebook friends turning kidnappers, handsome teens in chatrooms turning out to be adult men, children revealing personal details while playing online games and […]

Being a parent in a socially networked world is likely one of the toughest challenges you will face. In the thick of this challenge, I’ve shifted my parenting approach significantly over the past several years. I’ve evolved, as many of you have witnessed on this blog, from being a panicked protector to a full-time preparer. A key shift for me personally has been […]

  Last week we talked about the dangers that can arise with apps that allow anonymous users to interact. Equally concerning is the growing popularity of location tracking apps among teens. Designed to help moms keep track of kids, these apps serve a great purpose. However, they can be misused by teens looking for nearby friends if privacy settings […]

We just released what I believe to be the most important digital learning module from the Intel Security Digital Safety Program—the Cyberethics Module. My dream is to help kids critically think about what we “should” do online, and this module might just make them Think Before you Link! Intel Security, in partnership with Discovery Education, […]