Posts Tagged 'online safety'

  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, […]

At the start of the year, we all made our resolutions for 2015. Now it’s March—how are you doing on your resolutions? If you’ve already broken a few, no worries; New Year’s doesn’t have the monopoly on making goals to better yourself. This is especially true with digital safety. At a time when there are […]

When social media really took off about 10 years ago, I think many of us assumed that it might just provide the perfect platform for true freedom of expression. But has this really happened? Are we sharing our convictions and opinions on our Twitter feeds and Facebook pages? Apparently not. A study conducted by The […]

Remember Reena, from my previous blog, who was so concerned about monitoring her son Veer online without antagonizing him? She just loved the idea of setting up parental controls that allowed her to mentor Veer and then gradually giving him more freedom online, as he started showing a sense of maturity and responsibility. Reena turned […]