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Compassion on list of back to school social networking tips

by Larry Magid Back-to-school time is an excellent time for kids, parents, and teachers to think and talk about the safe and appropriate use of the Internet and social-networking tools. My message to parents and teachers is simple: embrace the technology that kids use, recognize that whatever you may lack in technology knowledge you make […]

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How to create and remember strong passwords

Using and properly managing strong passwords is your best defense against an intrusion 

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Don’t let your PC become a zombie

by Larry Magid Twitter has confirmed that its massive outage on August 6th and subsequent intermittent problems were due to an ongoing denial-of-service attack. Facebook also “encountered network issues related to an apparent distributed denial-of-service attack, that resulted in degraded service for some users,” according to a company spokesperson. Typically a DoS attack, which is […]

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How to stop cyberbullying

Some practical advice on how to stop and prevent cyberbullying

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Teen Sexting: troubling but don’t overreact

By Larry Magid Legal consequences aside, “sexting” is a dumb thing to do, especially for kids. Sexting is when you take a picture of yourself, typically from a cell phone, and send it to someone else. Even if you are comfortable with the person receiving the image, you never know for sure where else it […]

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Sexting overblown? Yes and *no*

Some experts say concerns are overblown, but the legal and psychological consequences for teens cannot be taken too seriously. See why….

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How to use Facebook Privacy Settings

Some basic advice on how to configure Facebook's privacy settings

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The Net effect

Parents, teachers, students, if anybody asks, here’s why it’s so important to think before you post.

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Sex offenders in social sites: Consider the facts

Here are some helpful facts to keep in mind when you’re confronted with yet another news report about predators in social network sites.

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Toward fixing teen risky behavior in social sites: Study

Some medical researchers found that a bit of solid, relevant information – clearly stated and from an expert – can really help.

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