Teen Internet Safety Statistics from NetSmartz.org

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Teen Internet Safety Study A survey commissioned by Cox Communications and NCMEC2 found that Teen Internet Usage and Attitudes about Safety Present Potential Risks but also Opportunities for Education and a Role for Watchful Parents and Guardians

Cyber-Bullying Overview and Information

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Cyber-bullying uses the new forms of digital communication technologies to repeatedly harass others. A cyber-bully is someone who uses technology to harass, embarrass, intimidate, or stalk someone else. The methods used can include emails, instant messaging, text-messages, digital photos and all other means of electronic communications.

Facebook to Collaborate with Amber Alert

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Facebook has decided to collaborate with the AMBER Alert system, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and The U.S. Department of Justice to create 53 individual pages, one for each state including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Users will start receiving updates via their news feeds.

Webcams and your Privacy…

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Cybercrime expert Gregory Evans explains the potential risks hackers can pose to webcams on your system and how to ensure your safety and privacy online. This issue is a problem as in the case against a Pennsylvania school district that turned on the webcam of various student's school-issued laptops while the computers and captured images of "inappropriate activity" in the student's home.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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The National Cybersecurity Awareness Month officially kicked off today Monday, October 4, 2010 in Washington DC at The Lockheed Martin’s Global Vision Center (GVC). The campaign for this year is titled, "Stop. Think. Connect." This aims to empower citizens to make choices that contribute to the overall security of the Internet; according to a White House proclamation issued last Friday.

Internet Safety: Content Filtering Software for Kids

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Parents do not allow their kids access to adult content while reading a magazine or watching TV, so the same should be taken into consideration when it comes to using the computer and mobile phone. Yes, mobile phones too. Ideally, parents would like to shoulder surf while their kids are on the Internet, but the reality is that’s not always possible. Teaching kids to use the Internet properly and not to disclose personal information as describe in a recent article is a very important step in keeping them safe, but adding a bit of insurance with an Internet content filtering software geared towards protecting kids can also compliment a potential dangerous situation.

Child Safety on the Internet

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The Internet has made it possible for people to communicate with anyone anywhere in the world. That is a scary thought when it comes to thinking about child safety on the Internet. On a daily basis, kids are on line communicating on chat rooms without adult supervision not really knowing the person on the end is who they claim to be.