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  • Tips for Strong, Secure Passwords A 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 ...
  • Students: The one group missing from student data privacy bills Screen Shot 2015-05-23 at 11.46.52 AMby Larry Magid: The one group missing in the conversation about student privacy rights is the very group proposed laws are designed to protect. If you read the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) or the proposed bills ...
  • Emotional spring cleaning helps develop grit Woman consoling her upset childBy Annie Fox: Longer days deliver more light through my windows. The better to see the doggie nose prints. And now it’s much harder to ignore all the crap I’ve been dumping on my desk for the past year. Time for ...
  • Social contexts of youth bullying By Warren J. Blumenfeld: While studying a number of bullying prevention programs, I find that, while providing good overall theoretical and conceptual foundations and strategies for prevention and reduction of incidents, some crucial components are still missing. We must also discuss ...
  • Site shows publicly available information based on your phone number   Burner, the company that makes an app that issues disposable phone numbers, is making a point about how much information your number can reveal about you. Their new site, (which works on the web and mobile devices) Burner Challenge, displays information ...

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We’ve all seen the stories about trolls, bullies and hate mongers. But guess what? The majority of things that happen online are positive. So the goal of the One Good Thing project is to drown out whatever negativity exists by showing all the great things that people are doing online and with connected technology to make the world (and the Internet) a better place. Share your story at OneGoodThing.org.

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