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Of school policy on sexting

Advice on policy development for schools from the Cyberbullying Research Center, with a 2 additional thoughts from us

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Understanding cyberbullying from the inside out

We can’t realistically set household or school policy around cyberbullying without the perspective of those most affected by it, so here are some insights….

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How to delete or limit access to address and phone # on Facebook

by Larry Magid Although Facebook has temporarily suspended a controversial plan to provide users’ home addresses and cell phone numbers to third party application developers, it’s still a good idea to consider removing that information from your profile. Regardless of Facebook’s policy of sharing the information with developers, there is always the possibility that the information […]

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A hands-on guide to Facebook’s new profile settings

by Larry Magid As you’ve no doubt heard, Facebook has undergone a bit of a facelift, offering members a new profile that features their latest photographs and information about them front and center near the top of the page. The new look, which was unveiled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg on CBS News’ 60 Minutes on Sunday (scroll down […]

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Facebook profile’s new look: Good, bad & what to do about it

The pluses and minuses of the way users’ information is presented on the new profile suggests some talking points for a discussion in what I hope is an ongoing parent-child conversation about how to get the most out of the social Web.

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A Parents’ Guide to Facebook

Welcome to the fully updated 2012 edition of A Parents’ Guide to Facebook (PDF)! It’s designed to help you understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. With it, you will be better informed and able to communicate with young Facebook users in your life more effectively. That’s important because 1) if something goes […]

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Facebook Privacy Chart for Adults

  Privacy Settings Chart for Adults  Instructions: Click on any link in the left column to be taken directly to the Facebook page to configure that setting. If you’re not already logged-in you’ll be asked to provide a user name and password the first time only. If  you are uncomfortable entering your password based on […]

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Facebook Privacy Chart for Teens

Recommended Facebook Privacy Settings for Teens Facebook’s default privacy settings are not for everyone – especially minors – which is why the service allows users to customize their settings. The following chart shows ConnectSafely’s recommendations for most teens. We realize that not all teens have the same level of maturity and that not all parents […]

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From real emails to fake profiles on Facebook

To avoid cyberbullying vulnerability, kids shouldn’t share email addresses, passwords, or cellphones with peers.

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Cyberbullying: Can schools intervene?

A tragic suicide case in Ohio two years ago raises an important question whose answer seems intuitive but isn’t universally clear. Here’s some clarity.

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