Ask Trish: Phone Distraction

Ask Trish: Phone Distraction

Hey Trish, I am SO distracted by my phone all the time. What tips do you have for staying focused and away from my phone? ...

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Facebook is Cleaning Up Inappropriate Content But You Still Need to be Vigilant

by Larry Magid I’m about to report on some interesting numbers from Facebook regarding inappropriate material it deleted from its service, but first I’d like to warn users about the ...
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Tips for Smart Cellphone Use

Tips for Smart Cellphone Use

Some 95% of Americans own cellphones of some kind, according to Pew Research Center - among 18- to 29-year-olds, the number is a whopping 100%. But no matter your age, ...
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Online Safety Tips

The vast majority of us use the internet to socialize, work, learn, and play. But widespread use doesn't necessarily mean widespread understanding. The good news is there are easy ways to ...
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How to Use Privacy Tools for Popular Services and Apps

How to Use Privacy Tools for Popular Services and Apps

After School "Anonymous" app After School does not have typical privacy settings because users do not have a profile that can be viewed or shared. All user posts are by ...
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FAQ on 'Sexting' and 'Sextortion'

FAQ on 'Sexting' and 'Sextortion'

One in seven teens report that they are sending sexts, and one in four are receiving sexts, according to a study that appeared in JAMA Pediatrics ...
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Stop Thinking About Screen Time

Stop Thinking About Screen Time

Few things stoke anxiety and confusion among parents like the topic of screen time. But experts are increasingly urging parents - and the people who work with kids - to ...
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Tips for Safe and Civil Use of Anonymous Apps

A growing number of apps allow people to post anonymously. There are some very positive aspects to anonymous apps, including the ability to reach out for help and post with ...
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What parents need to know about Facebook Messenger Kids

What parents need to know about Facebook Messenger Kids

Messenger Kids, announced Monday, isn’t exactly an education app, but it’s tailored to give kids 6 to 12 the ability to engage in conversations as well as exchange messages, videos ...
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Safe holiday online shopping tips

Safe holiday online shopping tips

One of the biggest obstacles to online shopping is the fear of fraud or a security scam and that can be an issue regardless of whether you're shopping from a ...
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