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  • New research: Sextortion can ruin lives Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 5.05.14 PMBy Larry Magid Sextortion typically involves a perpetrator (typically male) getting hold of a picture of someone (typically female) and threatening to widely share those images.
  • What are pre-schoolers doing with tablets and is it good for them? Preschool girlBy Sonia LIvingstone The image of children trying to swipe the television set or a book seems to capture how quickly the world is changing in terms of digital literacy and technology. Is this good for our kids?
  • Polls show attitude split between parents & teens African American girl (10 years) with father (40s), looking at smartphone.By Sue Scheff Although 78% of parents said they are speaking with their children about online safety and cyberbullying, there is a significant gap in the actual experiences.
  • Tips for Strong, Secure Passwords & Other Authentication Tools lock-th1A strong password is your first line of defense against intruders and imposters. Never give out your password to anyone.* Never give it to friends, even if they’re really good friends. A friend can – maybe even accidentally – pass your password along ...
  • Does the Internet really make children unhappy? Sad boyBy Sonia Livingstone Children and youngsters spend more and more time online (as do we all), often alone or at least only in touch with others remotely through the Internet. This poses various questions for parents concerned about what their children ...

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