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ConnectSafely Announces Partnership with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign

(Palo Alto, CA – August 13, 2013) ConnectSafely.org announced today that it has joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign’s National Network, forming a partnership that will promote cybersecurity awareness to parents, teens, educators, advocates, and policy makers nationwide. The Campaign will help provide ConnectSafely with tools and resources to raise awareness […]

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Recomendaciones Contra el Ciberbullying*

* El uso de los medios telemáticos-Internet, telefonía móvil y videojuegos en línea para ejercer el acoso psicológico entre iguales No respondas. Si alguien te acosa, recuerda que tu reacción es exactamente lo que la persona acosadora (bully) quiere.  Eso le da a él o a ella poder sobre ti. ¿Y quién quiere dar poder […]

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ConnectSafely Releases Parents’ Guides to Instagram and Snapchat

Guides demystify popular photo-sharing apps and walk kids and parents through safety and privacy features Palo Alto, CA, May 21, 2013 – ConnectSafely.org, a leading Internet safety nonprofit, today announced the publication of two new and timely parents’ guides to Instagram and Snapchat, answering the Top 5 questions parents have about these photo-sharing apps so popular […]

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Safety Tips for GPS Location-Sharing

Most “smart phones” and even some regular cellphones allow you to run location-sharing software that uses the phone’s GPS capability to let friends and family know your exact location. There are lots of great uses for this technology: It can be an easy way to find your friends and be found by them; it can […]

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US getting started with the very global Safer Internet Day

Although still not widely recognized in the US, Safer Internet Day is nevertheless “official” now, with participation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Education (DOE). Though marked by Net users in schools, nonprofit organizations and governments in a growing number of countries since 2004, it was recognized by the US government […]

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FAQ on ‘Sexting’ and ‘Sextortion’

Information on what these terms mean, tips for where to turn, and links to the best resources for further information What is “sexting”? “Sexting” is a relatively new word that typically refers to sex-related or nude photos taken and shared via cellphone (most sexting happens on phones and doesn’t make it to the Web, according […]

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Tips to Prevent Teen Sexting

“Sexting” usually refers to the sharing of nude photos via cellphone, but it can happen on other devices and the Web too. The practice is far from normative among young people, but when it does come up, great care is needed. Sexting can have serious psychological or even legal consequences if teens or kids are […]

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Tips for Getting Cached Content Removed

Tips for Getting Cached Content Removed from Search Engines We recently helped a 17-year-old get a topless photo and fake profile removed from a social networking site. But even though content was deleted, the picture and fake profile lived on as “cached” or archived content in the Google Search index. So the content removal process […]

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Tips for Smart Videogaming

More than just fun ‘n’ games. They can be a social experience – in a single room or over the Internet. For some families, they can be a way to get together. They’re also an evolving art form, like film. And research has shown that many games can be learning tools – for math, probability, […]

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Kids’ Virtual World Safety Tips

Virtual worlds are online spaces where kids create avatars (kind of like cartoon characters) through which they communicate, socialize, learn, shop, play games, and generally express themselves. There are hundreds of virtual worlds on the Web aimed at users of all ages. Some aimed at young children have controlled text chat, “profanity filters” to block […]

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