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SafetyWeb helps parents know their kids’ online presence

Know what your kids are saying publicly online and what’s being said about them  

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Togetherville brings social networking to children

by Larry Magid Thanks to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, social-networking sites like Facebook and MySpace are off-limits to kids under 13. That’s not to say that preteens aren’t using these sites–many are–but they have to lie about their age to sign up. Aside from being “against the rules,” there are some real problems with […]

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Former Myspace security chief starts company

After four years as chief security officer at MySpace, Hemanshu Nigam is leaving his full-time job to start a new firm that advises companies on how to handle safety, security, and privacy. Nigam, who will continue to advise MySpace and its parent company News Corp., hopes to bring his expertise to start-ups, existing Internet companies, […]

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Kingdom of Bahrain tackles Internet safety

by Larry Magid Larry takes a camel ride after first day of conference I’m in the Kingdom of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf this week, attending an online safety conference sponsored by the Bahrainian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and the Washington-based Family Online Safety Institute. The conference, which is taking place at the posh Ritz Carlton in […]

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Curriculum teaches digital literacy and citizenship

by Larry Magid Common Sense Media launches digital literacy and citizenship curriculum

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Curriculum teaches digital literacy and citizenship

by Larry Magid This post originally appeared on CNET News.com In my more than 15 years in the Internet safety field, I’ve seen a lot of programs designed to teach children how to use the Internet safely, but many have missed the mark because they too often focus on children as victims or at least passive consumers […]

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Google launches Buzz educational video

by Larry Magid This article originally appeared on CNET News.com There was quite a privacy backlash after Google announced Buzz in February. The day it was announced, I was one of many who raised questions about both the privacy and safety implications of the service, including the fact that it is possible to use Buzz […]

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Could iPad’s lack of user accounts endanger kids

The Apple iPad is not likely to include individual user accounts which limits parents ability to control content & access

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Gay & lesbian youth likely victims of cyberbullying

 Gay & Lesbian youth are more likely to be regular victims of cyberbullying says a new study from Iowa State University

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When schools can discipline off-campus behaviour

Schools sometimes do have jurisdiction, even if something happens off-campus

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