Cyber Safety Blotter

Tag: Personal Safety

January 4, 2016 9:28 AM

In order to understand how to keep our children safe online we must first understand what online safety is and is not.  Online safety is often misrepresented.  Let’s talk about what Online Safety is not before we discuss what it truly is.  Online Safety is not limiting internet … [read more]

June 11, 2013 3:21 PM

With the increased reliance we all have on technology to keep us connected to our friends, conduct business, and obtain news and information, it is important for us to remember not to invite criminal activity into our homes through our electronic devices. In order to help people understand … [read more]

March 11, 2013 12:40 PM

Today, many homes have more than one computer.  Despite this fact, multiple individuals often share a single PC.  Sharing often occurs between college students, roommates, spouses and children.  Ultimately, the computer owner is the person that is legally responsible for all … [read more]

March 11, 2013 9:04 AM

As parents, you probably are familiar with using social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook but have you heard about Twitter?  Twitter is a relatively new free social network that allows family, friends, and co-workers stay connected via mobile texting, instant messages, or on the … [read more]

March 11, 2013 9:02 AM

Whether you go online to check your bank balance, pay a bill, give money, shop or sell something, these six rules can help you keep the risks to a minimum. Defend your computer against Internet threats • Help protect your online transactions by using firewall, antivirus, and antispyware … [read more]

March 11, 2013 9:01 AM

Blogging is described as a, “diary on a website”.  It is a frequently updated personal journal chronicling links at a web site intended for public viewing.  Posting blogs allows children to develop both their technical and creative skills.  It also lets them connect to other … [read more]

March 11, 2013 9:00 AM

Online dating is a great way to meet people who share your interests and passions.  Every year, tens of thousands of people get married as a result of meeting on an online dating service.  In general, online dating is regarded as a safe medium for meeting potential dates.  … [read more]

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