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Perspective on media sharing, advice against over sharing

There are good reasons for all this user-produced media, but here’s advice for families and anybody concerned about it. By Anne Collier Why do people share innermost thoughts, unretouched photos, and rants and what they ate for lunch in texts, photos, and blogs? And why is this not just a narcissistic passing fad like streaking […]

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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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