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Having conversations with your kids about online safety during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic quickly reshaped day-to-day life around the world, with schools being among the first institutions to respond to the outbreak by canceling in-person classes. In some states in the U.S., the school year effectively ended in early March, through a combination of site closures and shelter-in-place orders from local and state officials.  Now […]

How to ensure a safer online experience for your family

Managing the online presence of your children can be challenging. Many kids quickly become fascinated with devices like tablets and use them to play games or watch videos. These activities can be beneficial for helping them learn new concepts and keeping them occupied throughout the day, but there’s some degree of risk, too. It’s useful […]

First-Time Student Laptop Safety Checklist

While phones and tablets have become the go-to computing devices for many students, the laptop still has an important role to play. Any assignments requiring a lot of typing or working with complex documents such as slide decks or long PDFs, are usually better suited to the laptop’s unique capabilities. Many laptop models now even […]

Be involved with your child’s online activity

Think about activities you can work on together, whether it’s playing a game, researching a topic you had been talking about (e.g., family vacation spots, a hobby, a historical figure), or putting together a family newsletter. This will allow you to supervise your child’s online activities while teaching them good computer habits.

Why has cyberbullying become such a problem?

The relative anonymity of the internet is appealing for bullies because it enhances the intimidation and makes tracing the activity more difficult. Some bullies also find it easier to be more vicious because there is no personal contact. Unfortunately, the internet and email can also increase the visibility of the activity. Information or pictures posted […]

Social Media Protection Tips to Keep You Safe Online

Early 2019 marks the fifteenth anniversary of Facebook’s launch. Since the winter of 2004, social media has come a long way, becoming deeply ingrained in the live of billions of people worldwide. According to the Pew Research Center, 73 percent of Americans used YouTube in 2018 and 68 percent were on Facebook. Even smaller network […]