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Keeping Kids Safe Online

by Council of the Better Business Bureau

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The average child spends 2-7½ hours online every day. That’s a good chunk of time. BBB Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) is here to help parents control what gets advertised to their child while they watch television, listen to the radio and surf the Web. … Continue Reading

Teachable Moments in Identity

by ITRC

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As parents we start teaching our kids the basics of how the world and everything in it work. The Cow goes Moo, the sky is blue, keep your identity true. This suggestion may feel like it goes a bit too far, but does it really? One of the new basics should be helping our children to understand what their identity truly is. … Continue Reading

Fake funeral notice can be deadly — for your computer

by Federal Trade Commission

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Scam artists are forever trying to trick people into clicking on links that will download malware to their computers. But the latest scam takes the tricks to a new low. Scammers are sending bogus emails with the subject line “funeral notification.” The message appears to be from a legitimate funeral home, offers condolences, and invites you to click on a link for more information about the upcoming “celebration of your friend’s life service.” … Continue Reading

The New Net Cetera: Hot off the Press

by Federal Trade Commission

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This just in: The revision of the FTC’s free guide, Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online, is hot off the press. The booklet has updated tips for parents, teachers, and other adults to use when talking with kids about online safety and digital citizenship. … Continue Reading

Making the Online World Safer For Kids

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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I spent November 6th and 7th attending the 2013 Conference of the Family Online Safety Institute(FOSI). FOSI is an international non-profit organization whose mission is making the online world safer for kids and their parents. … Continue Reading

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