Tagged with Online

Cyber Security Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month (NCSAM). This is year number 11 for NCSAM. Technology has really changed in the last 11 years. We are more connected now than ever. In the past 11 years, the bad guys have gotten much better at compromising computers and stealing personal data. There are some people that … Continue reading

What Happens on Yik Yak Stays On Yik Yak

  “Parents need to … beware of what their children are doing that means checking their Facebook, checking their phone, checking their texts. It’s too late to find out when your child has made an anonymous threat that could subject them to a lengthy sentence,” Juvenile Judge Edmond Naman Yik Yak is the latest in a … Continue reading

SWEETIE and WEBCAM PREDATORS

Do you know what webcam child sex tourism (WCST) is? It is when an adults pay to direct and view live-streaming video footage of children in another country performing sex acts in front of a webcam. In an effort to expose and put an end to WCTS, a Dutch non-profit recently created a lifelike 10-year-old … Continue reading

HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE ONLINE

I recently spoke to a group of parents, educators, and IT professionals about online safety and kids. After my presentation, we had some very interesting conversations about what kids are doing online and the dangers that they face. In this blog post, I will mention some key things that were mentioned in my workshop that … Continue reading

YOU’RE ASKING FOR TROUBLE

Have you heard of Ask.fm? Ask.fm is an online social Q&A website. The site was founded in June 2010. The company is based in Latvia in Northern Europe. The site is very popular in Europe and is rapidly increasingly in popularity here in the America. Keep this thought in your mind, “Technology in and of … Continue reading

IS INSTAGRAM SAFE FOR KIDS?

In a relatively short period of time (3 years) Instagram has become the hot new online place to be for teens and kids. Every parent needs to be aware of Instagram. Instagram is an app that makes it very easy upload and share pictures taken with a smartphone. The pictures can be shared on Twitter … Continue reading

Safe Shopping Online

  Yes, Cyber Monday has come and gone, but the crooks are still prowling the Internet. It appears that more people than ever will be doing some of their holiday shopping online this year. You can be sure the crooks know this and will be trying to scam you, get your personally identifiable information (PII) … Continue reading