Posts Tagged 'protecting kids online'

Shaming others publicly has been a social practice that far predates social media. When we are not eating, working, or sleeping, hierarchy-happy humans tend to rank, dog-pile, one-up, judge, call out, stereotype, and ridicule. We rephrase it, couch it in clever or passive aggressive phrasing, or slap a hashtag on it to fold it into […]

Three new apps mark a new generation of social networking by giving users the ability to live-stream with anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world. So exactly what is live-streaming? It’s simply using your smartphone to transmit video to countless other people in real time. Periscope, Meerkat, and YouNow are three live-streaming apps that allow live-streaming […]

Unfortunately, cyberbullying is prevalent, and a growing threat in today’s always-connected world. Cyberbullying refers to bullying done via computers, or similar technologies, such as cell phones. This kind of bullying usually includes mean or threatening comments, or public posts through texts, emails, voice mails, social media posts, all intended to embarrass the victim. Cyberbullying can […]

World Password Day 2015 I know many of us feel overwhelmed by the huge volume of tips on how to keep ourselves safe online. Keeping up to date with current threats, new trends and safe practices can often feel like a full-time commitment.  But if I had to pick the most important online safety strategy […]

Scene I “Dad?” “Hmm..?” the query drew out a grunt from behind the newspaper. “Dad, do you know what Nikhil showed us in class today? It was shocking!” “Really? What was it?” Turning the page. “He has downloaded games and wallpapers and some of them are weird.” “Hmm hmm??” “Dad!!!!” “Yeah, what? Can’t a man […]