Tagged with Safety

IT’S TIME FOR A SECURITY CHECK UP

You have probably heard about the most recent technology security problem. The personal data of 6 million Verizon customers were leaked online. Verizon said that the problem was the result of a misconfigured security setting on a cloud server. The error made available online the names, phone numbers and PIN codes of customers. Unless you … Continue reading

ONLINE HOLIDAY SHOPPING

It seems like every year there are more and more people shopping online during the holidays. There are some people that just hate shopping in general and especially when there are large crowds. For others, online shopping is all about saving money even when you factor in shipping. Here are some tips that will hopefully … Continue reading

YouNow – GO LIVE AND SHARE YOUR WORLD

There is an app that is gaining in popularity. The app is called YouNow. Some people refer to YouNow as being a live YouTube.   HOW DOES IT WORK You can broadcast your life with YouNow. With YouNow and your smartphone, tablet or computer, you can live-stream to the world whatever you are doing and … Continue reading

Safe Online Shopping

It is that time of year when many people will be buying all sorts of things. Many of us (including me) may choose not to fight the crowds at the stores and shop from the comfort of our own home using our computer and the Internet. This time of year brings out even more scam … 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