As with any technology there can be some safety and privacy risks associated with location-based-services, but by paying attention to privacy features, they can be used safely.
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By Larry Magid This article originally appeared on CNET News.com Facebook’s privacy settings enable users to customize who sees where you are.(Credit: Facebook) In designing its new Places geolocation service, Facebook seems to have learned from its past privacy blunders. The new service has multiple layers of privacy control, but as with other aspects of Facebook privacy, users […]
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By Anne Collier A lot of sexting numbers have been tossed around the airwaves after four separate national studies. I’d go with the latest (last December) from the Pew Internet & American Life Project: 4% of US 12-to-17-year-olds have sent “sexts,” 15% have received one from someone they know (see this for more). Why Pew? […]
This large-sample national study could be very helpful to parents and educators seeking victims’ perspective.
Filtering’s fine but not foolproof
It’s a good idea for parents to know if their kids are using location-based games or apps on their cellphones. If they are, talk with them about the privacy features and make sure they’re playing only with real-life friends.
A smart policy that acknowledges kids’ use of tech isn’t about technology so much as behavior and respect for self and others – something other parents can customize and build on
You should know about this site that’s defnitely not for children but could have a certain “Truth or Dare” appeal to them.
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NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- Sydney: A hashtag for a city (and world) in need of healing
- Doxxing: Key Internet safety risk & what to do about it
- Social problem data & youth: Cause for celebration
- Of parenting & a class called ‘Wasting Time on the Internet’
- Takeaways from premier US anti-bullying conference
- Do surveys about parents’ concerns increase digital-parenting confidence?
- The next version of ‘Internet safety': A look under the hood
- Perfect digital parenting doesn’t exist
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Smartphones are popular holiday gifts for kids that come with responsibility
- Prepare your family-tech before a major storm or power failure occurs
- Safety & civility advice for anonymous apps
- Sexual harassment victim’s secret weapon — ‘telling their mothers’
- Google ditching CAPTCHA for ‘I’m not a robot’ checkbox
- Twitter improves abuse reporting and blocking
- Safe holiday online shopping tips
- Anonymous apps get bad raps, but they fill gaps: The good side of anonymity