Cellular TOS: A Possible “Digital Driver’s Licence”

Cellular TOS: A Possible “Digital Driver’s Licence” Recently, I decided to read in more detail the terms of service (TOS) that I signed with with my cellular carrier/provider.  Within the TOS I read the following: “Violation of this Acceptable Use Policy As set out in the Terms, we have the right, but not the obligation,

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Disinhibition: A Source of Internet Aggression

The Internet is a fundamental tool in modern culture for communication. One distinct difference exists between traditional face-to-face interpersonal communication and online communication, that is the lack of physical social contact online. Various psychological influences impact online behaviors in ways that may not be present offline. Unlike in-person communication, online dialogues become permanent evidence of

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The Internet Predator

The Internet Predator     Who Are They ?   When we think “Internet Predator” most will imagine someone who is preying upon our youth, utilizing technology, for the purpose of sexual exploitation.  Most Internet experts agree however that there are in fact 4 categories of Internet Predators:   The Emotional/Psychological Predator: this is the

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Bullying and Journalistic Willful Blindness

I read with great interest an October 29 2013 article written in the Globe and Mail by author Margaret Wente called, “Are bullying laws even helping” which can be located at http://m.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/bullying-laws-arent-helping/article15123341/?service=mobile … . Although I agree with the writer’s premiss that laws will not stop bullying, they are a needed consequence in those cases where bullying,

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The Definition Of Bullying: We Need A Starting Point

The Definition Of Bullying We need a Starting Point   Throughout my 27 year career in Law Enforcement thus far, and as an Internet/SM safety advocate, I have found that many people utilize the term “bullying” to describe undesirable behaviour between two parities that can be physical, verbal, social emotional or cyber in nature.  I

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On Demand Culture

Have we as a society become so demanding that we forgo the unexpected. Back in the early 2000’s before DVRs and Video-on-Demand services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO GO, the living room operated around scheduled programming. Yes the family could watch a movie or do other actives to pass the time, but for

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Know Thy On-Line Enemy, Why I Use Social Engineering In My Presentations

Know Thy On-line Enemy Why I Use Social Engineering When I Present   I love interacting and presenting to tweens, teens and young adults, and have done so for the past 20 years specific to the areas of both on-line and off-line safety.  One of the key elements that makes my presentations so different from

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What Social Networks/Apps Are Trending WIth BC Youth (2013)

What Social Networks and App’s Are Trending With B.C. Youth (2013)   Last year I published an article on our Blog called, “What Social Networks and App’s Are Trending with B.C. Youth” that can be located here: http://thedigitalsheepdog.ca/what-social-networks-and-apps-are-trending-with-b-c-youth/   In that article I stated in the last paragraph, “What’s trending today when it comes to

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