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Students on bullying: Important insights

This large-sample national study could be very helpful to parents and educators seeking victims’ perspective.

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Internet filters have their place, but not for all kids

Filtering’s fine but not foolproof

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Foursquare & other geolocation apps: For young adults, not kids

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.

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One family’s tech policy

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

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ChatRoulette.com: Heads up, parents!

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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Clicks & cliques: *Meaty* advice for parents on cyberbullying

About a conversation between authors and educators Annie Fox and Rosalind Wiseman offering strategies for parents on how to help their kids deal with cyberbullies

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Social norming: Increasingly key to kids’ Net safety

Starting with the youngest virtual-world users, creating home, school, and online cultures that support good behavior and celebrate kids who engage in it helps to up the safety level.

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Dealing with cyberbullying on YouTube

Some basics for how to avoid or deal with nasty comments posted under your videos

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‘Soft power’ parenting works better

Why an authoritarian style or sudden imposition of parental controls – against sexting or any other troubling new issue – don’t work very well in parenting social Web users

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How to hide your Facebook friends list

By Larry Magid In December 2009, Facebooky announced new privacy settings that give users some additional control over what information they share, while taking away the ability to hide a few pieces of information from the general public. One particular piece of publicly available information–users’ friends lists–caused a bit of an uproar from a number […]

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