How Parents Can Mitigate The Risk Of Their Child Becoming Involved in Sexually Inapproprate On-line Behaviour

Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Instagram, Pintrest, Skype, Omegle, Chatroulette , NBHNC, Skout, Blendr, Kik, Keek, Snapchat, Text+ so what do all these things have in common, the answer may surprise you; they are all digital places, or Apps, that “some” (and I emphasize some) youth will utilize for on-line sexually inappropriate behavior. This on-line sexually inappropriate

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Facebook Timeline Privacy Settings

Recommended Settings  If you want the most control over who sees your/your teen’s Facebook profile. 1.  From your Facebook account, click the downward facing arrow next to the “Home” button on the upper right hand corner of the screen. Choose “Privacy Settings”.     2.  That will take you to the screen shown below. Under “Control Your

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The Danger Of Cappers

For those of us who have children who surf freely on-line, we as parents need to be aware of some of the dangers that our kids face. I have taught our Internet and Social Media Safety program to well over 50,000 students (grades 6-12) in our province, which has given me a true in-sight into

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Is Our Privacy Being Googled ?

As of March 1st 2012, Your “Google profile” will include information taken from all Google services such as Android smartphones, Gmail, Google+ and YouTube. Based on your browsing habits and even things like email conversations, Google will actively collect your information and your interests and sync it into one “profile”, or what we like to call

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Webfilter Pro For Chrome and Firefox

Even though Internet Explorer (IE) remains to be the largest web browsers in the world that offer great parental content filtering options, both Google Chrome and Firefox are starting to gain on IE’s market share.  Both Chrome and FIrefox also offer a great plug-ins or add-on called “Webfilter Pro” for free, that also offers great

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Windows Parental Controls

Here’s a great YouTube video from Dummies.com on how we can set up parent controls on PC’s using Windows:       To turn on Parental Controls for a standard user account Open Parental Controls by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, and then, under User Accounts and Family Safety, clicking Set up parental controls for any user.‌ ‌  If

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8 steps to help protect your smartphone

1.Protect your device (voice mail and e-mail) with PIN/password. Make sure that these PIN’s/passwords are strong and don’t share them with anyone else 2.Ensure that you always lock your phone, laptop and tablet and email accounts when not in use 3.Do not use any automatic sign in function or password reminder tools on cell phones or

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Beware Of Spoofing

There have been several companies that have sprung up over the past few years that promote something called “spoofing”, one of the largest being “Spoofcard”http://www.spoofcard.com/. Spoofing is the ability to hide (or make others believe that you are someone else) your digital identity from a person that you are connecting with via cellphone, SMS/MMS or

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