Colorado Sexting Scandal

Parents, please speak to your children about this. It is a real issue! Children think it is “private” but it never stays private.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/colorado-students-may-face-charges-in-sexting-scandal/

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Myths and Truths About Cyber Safety

There are many myths about how to keep kids safe online. This Yahoo article addresses several including the following myths:

It is dangerous to post pictures of your kids online

Parental controls are the best way to monitor

See what the truth is by reading the article here: Myths and Truths

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Wall Street Journal address Cyber Security

An excellent article and video from The Wall Street Journal. Click below to access the article.

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Digital Footprints

Managing a digital footprint requires some forethought. Justin Boyle from TeachThought.com has this advice for students: 11 Tips

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Advice not just for TV stars

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USA Today has good advice for 21 year old Dylan Spouse. “Don’t take nude photos. Just don’t.”

That would be my advice to all young people. Once a photo gets out there in cyber land, there is no taking it back. So “Don’t take nude photos. Just don’t.”

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Cyber Safety Seminar

Mark Strohm will present the Cyber Safety Seminar at Trinity AG Church, 1022 Pottstown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 in three sessions, Wednesday November 6, 13 and 20.

Topics that will be covered:
Keeping Your Child Safe
How to use resources available
Cyber Bullying, how to respond and help your child
Free resources and how to use them will be explained.

For more information contact Trinty AG at (610) 692-1897

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McAfee’s Annual Report continues to Show Concern

McAfee’s annual report on children’s internet behavior continues to show parents are often unaware. While parents believe children’s internet use averages 2 hours a day it is actually averaging 5 hours a day. While 36% have access sexual topics online, and 32% have accessed nude content or pornography online. Only 12% of parents thought their children accessed pornography online.

If you would like to read the 5 page report you can click here: http://mcaf.ee/mpsih

McAfee is the parent company of the maker of Safe Eyes. Cyber Safety Seminar is an affiliate of Safe Eyes.

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Kindle Fire and Android Accountability

How to protect your children on the Kindle Fire. How to keep your child accountable while on the Kindle Fire.

Have you given an Android Tablet or Kindle Fire to your child this Christmas? These tablets and Pads are great fun for our children, but they can also open up a real temptation. If you would like to get a report of every website your child visits on their Kindle Fire or Android Tablet check out 3X Church’s Andorid App called X3 Watch.

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Safe Eyes for iTunes free until January 1st

Does your child have a new iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad? Safe Eyes for iOS is free until January 1st. Click the banner on the sidebar to the Safe Eyes site for more information or visit iTunes on your apple device.

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Children Gain facebook Access Easily

The New York Daily News reports that nearly 20% of 10 and a third of 11 year olds are on facebook as reported by their parents.

To read the article click here: NY Daily Article

Many concerns are raised when young children are on the internet. Besides false representations, parents may be opening up their children to temptations and dangers.

At Cyber Safety Seminar we recommend that parents wait until 13 to join facebook. We also recommend that parents first go through Journal of My New Computer before giving their child an account. Journal of My New Computer is a 10 lesson story that will help parent and child talk about potential issues before going online with a social networking account.

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