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1.5 minutes can save you…a heap of trouble!

by Federal Trade Commission

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We’ve all heard the ads saying that 15 minutes can save you 15%. Some ads claim to save you more in even less time. Well, the FTC can save you lots of headaches in about a minute and a half. We recently released new short videos explaining the basics about three topics that affect millions of us: … Continue Reading

Smartphones for Kids aren’t such a good Idea

by Robert Siciliano

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Maybe you believe that kids should not have smartphones because the devices can tell a pedophile where a child is located. But there’s other reasons that perhaps you haven’t thought of: cyberbullying, violent porn, online drug purchases, you name it.
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Keeping Your Kids Safe from Identity Theft

by ITRC

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Child identity theft is growing at an alarming rate, and it often goes unnoticed for years at a time. It occurs when an individual uses the personal identifiable information of a minor—obviously without consent—to open new accounts or lines of credit. … Continue Reading

A Veteran Returns to an Ambush of a Job Scam

In Honor and sincere Respect of all our Veterans on Memorial Day

by J_Pratt

Honor Vets

Sean had recently separated from the Air Force after ten years of service and was having a very difficult time finding work. He was excited when he finally received a call from a Human Resources representative working for company called Green Line L&W about a job opportunity. … Continue Reading

CYBERBULLYING & HARASSMENT

Cyberbullying can range from embarrassing or cruel online posts or digital pictures, to online threats, harassment, and negative comments, to stalking through emails, websites, social networks and text messages.

by Stay Safe Online

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Every age group is vulnerable to cyberbullying, but teenagers and young adults are common victims. Cyberbullying is a growing problem in schools. Cyberbullying has become an issue because the Internet is fairly anonymous, which is appealing to bullies because their intimidation is difficult to trace. Unfortunately, rumors, threats and photos can be disseminated on the Internet very quickly. … Continue Reading

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