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What's Your Teen Hiding Online? [STUDY]

What's Your Teen Hiding Online? [STUDY] | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Do you know what your children are up to online? A new study takes a look at what teens are up to and just how much their parents know.
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Essential texting acronyms every parent should know | Komando.com

Essential texting acronyms every parent should know | Komando.com | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Can't make heads or tails of your kid's texts with their friends? Here are some essential acronyms you need to know....
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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 30, 9:56 AM

We've come a LONG way from my first Internet Integration webpage w/ acronym list from the year 2000! & web alarmist website Internet Safety for Parents & Teens last updated 2006


(No laughing!...well, a chuckle and an eye roll is OK!)

Ok, I admit it, I cringe when I read it!

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'Germ Bags': Teacher Loses Job Over FB Posts

'Germ Bags': Teacher Loses Job Over FB Posts | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Massachusetts eacher asked to resign after calling students "germ bags" on Facebook.
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Report: Every Potential 2040 President Already Unelectable Due To Facebook - YouTube

A troubling report finds that by 2040 every presidential candidate will be unelectable to political office due to their embarrassing Facebook posts. Subscrib...
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Don't Be Fooled! Your Guide to Fake News Sites

Don't Be Fooled! Your Guide to Fake News Sites | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Tired of people sharing fake news as if it's true? Point them to this checklist of satire sites on the web. Guaranteed 100% effective!
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Do your students know to watch out for sites like these? Do you?

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A third-party Snapchat client has leaked tens of thousands of user photos

A third-party Snapchat client has leaked tens of thousands of user photos | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Some Snapchat users are waking up to an unpleasant surprise this morning. A cache nearly 13GB of private Snapchats is now circulating through 4Chan, in a leak the users have dubbed The Snappening....
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Twitter gives MIT researchers access to every single public tweet

Twitter gives MIT researchers access to every single public tweet | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Twitter is opening up its vault for researchers at MIT's Media Lab, and it's giving them $10 million to try and glean some insights from the deluge of tweets. The team of researchers, working under...
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Yik Yak bullying leads districts to ban app

Yik Yak bullying leads districts to ban app | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
It's meant to be fun. You post a random anonymous thought for others to read. But it's also caused problems across the country and now right…
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Parents and schools must work together...

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Age Restrictions, Social Media, Apps and Parenting

Age Restrictions, Social Media, Apps and Parenting | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
All my friends have a cell-phone, why can't I? Everyone is on Facebook, why can't I have an account? Even my friend's younger sister is on Instagram, why can't I? Parenting in today's digital world...
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Good information for teachers, too!

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'Swatting' - Cops bust teen for 30+ dangerous hoaxes | Komando.com

'Swatting' - Cops bust teen for 30+ dangerous hoaxes | Komando.com | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
It seems like things are never dull for cybersecurity investigator and reporter Brian Krebs. He was the first person to expose the massive Target hack back in December, discov...
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Texting while driving, woman impaled through buttocks

Texting while driving, woman impaled through buttocks | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
ELIZABETH, Colo. — A woman admits she was texting and driving when she hit a pole that went through her car, piecing her thigh and buttocks. Elizabeth firefighters had to saw off the front and back end of the
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By the way, she was going 20 MPH in a school parking lot.
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Why Our Kids Should Be Cyber Mentors

Why Our Kids Should Be Cyber Mentors | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
By Sue Scheff and Katie L. Greer
October is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month, which spotlights an array of digital security measures parents, teens, and everyone should be using and should be aware of to protect themselves virtually.
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Just remember, kids should "band together" not "ban together." :-)

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Pause the Thumbs: Cell Phone Rules for Teens and Tweens

Pause the Thumbs: Cell Phone Rules for Teens and Tweens | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
It is quite common for kids, teens and younger, to have their own cell phones these days. With these new privileges there also should be some rules and boundaries set forth down by the parents. Her...
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Great list! Sometimes, though, the cell phone can help with homework, especially if it's a smart phone. I would require homework to be done in a public place, though, especially for Tweens and young Teens, so use can be casually monitored.

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Digital footprints | Michelle Clark | TEDxHollywood - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this talk, Michelle dives into the effects of our digital footprints.

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Nicely delivered in a poetic style!

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Samantha Goudie - YouTube

Samantha Goudie is speaking out for the first time since skyrocketing to internet fame as "Vodka Samm" in early September. The 22-year-old University of Iowa...
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The Best Tech Parenting Tool You Already Own - YouTube

Looking for easy ways to put some boundaries around how much tech your kids use? This quick tool from AskDrG.com will surprise you - and you may already have...
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Troll- Shane Koyczan - YouTube

From the album and Graphic novel, 'Silence Is A Song I Know All The Words To' available for purchase, here http://shanekoyczan.shop.redstarmerch.com/ Purchas...
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Social Media Awareness: A Letter for Parents

Social Media Awareness: A Letter for Parents | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

A school district educational technology director's letter to parents after cyberbullying occurs with the Yik Yak app.

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Maybe It's Time To Stop Talking About Bullying, And Talk Kindness Instead

Maybe It's Time To Stop Talking About Bullying, And Talk Kindness Instead | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Maybe It's Time To Stop Talking About Bullying, And Talk Kindness Instead
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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 28, 1:08 PM

Empathy matters.

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Helping Kids Manage the New Rules of Digital Etiquette

Helping Kids Manage the New Rules of Digital Etiquette | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Many parents feel lost navigating the changing landscape of digital etiquette. So what can you do to learn the rules, together with your child?
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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, September 25, 2:19 PM

Great idea, ask your kids before you share! So often forgotten as a parent!

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5 dangerous apps you don't know your kids are using | Komando.com

5 dangerous apps you don't know your kids are using | Komando.com | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Keeping teens safe online isn't easy, especially when they're using these apps. Find out what they are and how to stop them....
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The Truth About Parenting And Smartphones

The Truth About Parenting And Smartphones | Responsible Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Recently, journalists and researchers have been blaming smartphones for bad parenting. They want us to put down our devices and focus on our children. But they’ve got it all wrong. It is no wonder that anxiety plagues the modern human. We seem hopelessly confused. We love our tools; we can’t stop [...]
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Neil Krasnoff's curator insight, October 8, 1:05 PM

I like this balanced and reflective piece that places a priority on the teaching of values, as opposed to the mentality of fear and banishment.