CyberSecurity Tip 16: Busting Digital Myths

Text adapted from CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering Kids in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming and Social Media (American Academy of Pediatrics, October 2010) Myth: Social networking is dangerous. Dr. Gwenn’s Myth Bust: Social networking can be safe and often is, if done thoughtfully, age appropriately, and with a conscious following of stated age limits and privacy rules. Social … [Read more...]

CyberSecurity Tip 15: Cell Phone Danger Zones

With teens and tweens using cell phones as an extension of their social lives, this is a good month to pause and think about some of the topics our tweens and teens may not be aware can be danger zones when using the cell phone. In today's digital world, kids have cell phones at younger and younger ages. While this may seem like a great idea for communication, we have to remember that our kids … [Read more...]

CyberSecurity Tip 14: Wordless Wednesday – Teen Life

Teens waiting for dinner: do you sense a theme? A suggested rescue for your dinner: Try the phone stacking game. Have everyone in your family stack your phones on the counter or in the center of the table, face down, and focus on dinner and conversation.  Some families have modified this practice to put the phones in a basket. This will help you create a phone-free space for your family. … [Read more...]

CyberSecurity Tip 13: Staying Safe from Cybercrimes

Surveys have documented that 30% of US consumers have been victims of a cybercrime - things like identity theft, bullying, data hacking. So, what can you do to protect yourself and your family from this happening to you? First, you can embody a Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme:  Stop - Think - Connect.  This is really crucial to avoiding digital mishaps with other people and … [Read more...]

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