‘Grooming’ by phone too

Online safety news that appeals to fears are counter-productive, so I hope the US news media will approach cellphone safety more intelligently than they did predation on the Web. But, as with the Web, parents do need to be aware of the downsides to this other very useful communications tech too. CNN reports that, according […]

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Where online kids’ worries lie

A quick snapshot from a UK researcher halfway through her cyberbullying study: Well-known psychologist Tanya Byron told the Oxford Media Convention that "children are more worried about being bullied in cyberspace than any threat from paedophiles," the Financial Times reports. On pedophiles, she quoted one girl as telling her, "We kind of know who the […]

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Tips Sociales para Jovenes en la Red

Basados en investigaciones recientes, estos tips son para que las relaciones sociales de los jóvenes, ya sean en la Red fija o móvil, se mantengan divertidas y seguras. Se tu mismo. No dejes que amigos o desconocidos te presionen a ser alguien que tú no eres. Y reconoce tus límites. Podrás conocer el Internet, pero […]

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Tips Sociales Para Padres en la Red

Estos tips de seguridad en la Red social para padres están basados en la investigación más reciente del Centro de Investigación de Crímenes Contra Niños de la Universidad de New Hampshire (con la colaboración de nuestros colegas de allá). Se razonable y trata de determinar expectativas razonables. Si desconectas a tus hijos de su sitio […]

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Video Sharing – Los 10 Tips Mas Seguros

Los jóvenes de hoy saben mucho sobre el mundo del video – son capaces de comunicarse en un medio que antes estaba reservado para profesionales altamente entrenados con costosos equipos. Es también una manera en la que tanto jóvenes como adultos pueden tener un impacto en su mundo. Son buenos para los jóvenes y nuestra […]

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Uso de Celulares – Tips de Seguridad

Los adolescentes casi no distinguen entre relaciones sociales dentro o fuera de la Red o entre relaciones sociales fijas o móviles. Pero ya que los adultos sí notamos estas distinciones y tan solo estamos empezando a pensar sobre la seguridad de los jóvenes en la Red social móvil, aquí están algunos tips específicos sobre el […]

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US social networking: Fresh numbers

Here's a fresh snapshot of where and how much Americans are social networking. Hitwise just announced its latest figures, finding that – out of Hitwise's group of 53 leading social sites – MySpace averaged 76.35% of all US visits last year. Next came Facebook.com, Bebo.com and BlackPlanet.com with 12.57%, 1.24%, and .87% respectively. As for […]

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Malicious widgets

You've heard of malicious Web sites – sites people go to by mistake which upload malicious software to their computers. Well, now social networkers need to be aware of malicious widgets. [Widgets are those mini applications people use to add fun and functionality to their profiles - e.g., a slide show, a music playlist, a […]

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Video sites’ traffic way up

Nearly half of US Internet users have been to sites like YouTube, and use of video-sharing sites has grown 45% just in the past year, according to a new study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. What's more, the BBC cites new Nielsen figures showing that some video-sharing sites' traffic has doubled since […]

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MySpace & 49 attorneys general

After 2 years of negotiating, the social-networking giant and the US's state AGs have reached agreement. Here's what's new and why Texas opted out…. 

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