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FBI Warns of Growing Number of 'Virtual Kidnapping' Scams

FBI Warns of Growing Number of 'Virtual Kidnapping' Scams | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
The FBI says that con artists, usually in Mexico, find family names and phone numbers on social media to target their victims — demanding lucrative ransoms from close relatives.
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This scam actually happened to a Jessamine County family.
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Social media is killing discourse because it’s too much like TV

Social media is killing discourse because it’s too much like TV | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
We need more text and fewer videos and memes in the age of Trump.
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Playboy model charged over locker room 'body-shaming' image - BBC News

Playboy model charged over locker room 'body-shaming' image - BBC News | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
US Playboy model Dani Mathers is charged over a "body-shaming" photo of an older woman in a gym.
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Here's the outcome of a story shared earlier with you on Scoop.it.
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Justin Timberlake's Ballot Selfie Highlights Mixed Laws

Justin Timberlake's Ballot Selfie Highlights Mixed Laws | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it

By The Associated Press Now even Justin Timberlake has been forced to deal with the question of whether a ballot selfie is legal. Timberlake flew from California to Tennessee to vote early thi

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Could use this story in conjunction with talking about digital etiquette. What times and places are inappropriate for selfies? Do students think the ballot box is okay or not?
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Don't Look Now! How Your Devices Hurt Your Productivity

Don't Look Now! How Your Devices Hurt Your Productivity | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Our tendency to respond immediately to email and texts gets in the way of high-level thinking, a neuroscientist says. Want to be more productive at work? Turn off most tech, at least part of the day.
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GoFundMe shuts down fake fundraiser for slain 15-year-old Trinity Gay

GoFundMe shuts down fake fundraiser for slain 15-year-old Trinity Gay | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
A fake GoFundMe campaign has been started to raise money for Trinity Gay, 15, the daughter of track and field Olympian Tyson Gay.
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A tragedy in Lexington illustrates how online scammers will try to take advantage of people's grief.
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Miracle Teenager Survives On His Own For Almost 6 Hours With No Wi-Fi

Miracle Teenager Survives On His Own For Almost 6 Hours With No Wi-Fi | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Miracle Teenager Survives On His Own For Almost 6 Hours With No Wi-Fi
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If you have any English people covering satire, this piece would make a fun discussion.
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Teen invents 'Sit With Us' app so no high schooler has to eat alone

Teen invents 'Sit With Us' app so no high schooler has to eat alone | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
This teen wants to make sure that no one has to eat alone in the school cafeteria, and has created a practical solution.
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Ariel Winter takes aim at body shamers in compassionate message 

Ariel Winter takes aim at body shamers in compassionate message  | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Fans quickly responded to the 18-year-old Modern Family actress' message with positive comments, calling the actress an inspiration and encouraging her to ignore the bullies.
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Coordinators, the article discusses this actress's breast reduction surgery and uses some pictures that are revealing, such as the one with the shorts/bottoms. Preview the article entirely before using with students. As always, you can pull suitable pics and tell the story of what happened to her. This incident should generate a lot of good student discussion, I would think.
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Mom: Online criticism devastated Gabby Douglas

Mom: Online criticism devastated Gabby Douglas | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
US Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas has dealt with an onslaught of online criticism.
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Facebook post saves a horse from slaughter — and perhaps many more in the future

Facebook post saves a horse from slaughter — and perhaps many more in the future | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Lexington elementary school partners with humane center to foster horses and learn about horse care, equine industry
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An example of how social media can be used for good.
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Devices are Destroying the Family and Stealing Childhood |

Devices are Destroying the Family and Stealing Childhood | | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it


I've written quite a few posts on electronics. The first one I wrote I thought would be my last. My passion for encouraging families to guard their children and protect their time has only intensified.

If …
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I think this blog post could lead to great discussion, especially with middle or high school students. What are their own experiences and will those affect how they raise their own children in the future?
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Carter County man charged with sex abuse

Carter County man charged with sex abuse | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
A Carter County man accused of harassing a high school student has been charged with sexual abuse.
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Companies woo animal social media stars

Companies woo animal social media stars | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Some pets with strong followings on sites like Instagram and Facebook are getting paid to pose with branded products like couches and high chairs, pulling in anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000 per post, according to HelloSociety, a Santa Monica social media marketing firm that has a special division called Wag Society that links popular animals with sponsorship deals. When people see a photo of a cute animal, in other words, they’re more likely people to comment or share it with friends. “In general, they are safer than spokespeople,” said Ira Kalb, an assistant professor of clinical marketing at the University of Southern California. Little did they know the depth of the demand for cute corgi photos at scenic locales and wearing funny costumes. Three months after the account opened, Sneakers landed her first partnership deal with BarkBox, a company that lets people pay for monthly packages containing dog treats and toys. [...] her endorsements and partnerships have grown to two dozen brands, including watchmaker Daniel Wellington and pet food maker Purina. “It’s not a formal discipline, taking pictures of your dog and putting them on social media, but kind of like other creative disciplines ... it’s hard to know how much to charge,” said Wu, a content strategist who used Google to figure it out. Virgin America signed Boo, a popular Bay Area Pomeranian, as an animal liaison for its brand to help educate fliers about its pet policy. A video featuring Boo is the third most watched video for the airline, with nearly 600,000 views on YouTube, said Abby Lunardini, Virgin America’s vice president of brand marketing and communications. When Boo posted on Facebook in 2013 about a Virgin America program that donates some of its revenue from fare sales to the City of San Francisco Animal Care and Control, it pushed an overwhelming amount of traffic to the company’s Facebook page, she added. The Oakland cleaning products company recruited a group of popular dogs on Instagram, including Harlow the Weimaraner, Blox the bulldog and Hambone the corgi, to pose in photos next to Clorox dust wipes and raise awareness for Adopt-A-Dog month in October. Kalb of USC cautions that consumers may not always correlate cute pictures of popular animals with buying products. [...] some marketing firms are eager to take on popular animals as clients and link them to companies looking for new ways to advertise their product. Edwards, a Harvard Law School graduate and owner of a French bulldog and Internet celebrity named Chloe, found her calling. Wu said she turned down an opportunity for Sneakers to advertise T-shirts because she looked on the company’s website and saw how some shirts were saucy and featured the B-word, whereas Sneakers is “family friendly.”
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Something fun regarding social media, but this article should also make people think. These companies are using cute animals for a reason -- to sell their products. Teaching students to be wise users of social media includes them understanding how data mining works.
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Southern Grandparents React To Snapchat

Southern Grandparents React To Snapchat | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Our Southern grandparents know just about everything, so we faced them with one of the hottest trends – Snapchat filters.
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Something lighthearted when it comes to social media ...
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The rise and rise of fake news - BBC News

The rise and rise of fake news - BBC News | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
How has social media helped turn made up news into an industry and what can be done about it.
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A big part of the Presidential election is the rise of fake news and how it impacted the public's views of both candidates. Are we teaching our students the skills to be successful digital consumers of information?
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Vine Withers, Reminding Us That Nothing Is Forever

Vine Withers, Reminding Us That Nothing Is Forever | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
The news of Vine shutting down has sent a shockwave through the Internet. It had brought together a diverse slew of comedians, musicians, artists and amateur directors, preceding the live video craze.
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Reminder that social media platforms don't necessarily last forever. Could be a good discussion about maintaining your digital life/work. In this case, Vine is fortunately remaining online to allow people to retrieve their videos.
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Richmond Police: Social Media Exacerbating Rumors Of Threats

Richmond Police: Social Media Exacerbating Rumors Of Threats | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 has been receiving multiple calls about threats to the student body at Madison Central High School. Richmond Police, however, tell LEX 18 that the threats ar
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Apple fires staff amid claims intimate photos shared in Australia store - BBC News

Apple fires staff amid claims intimate photos shared in Australia store - BBC News | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Apple fires a number of employees in Australia amid allegations they shared photos of female customers and colleagues and ranked them out of 10.
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The work world won't tolerate this type of behavior, and students need to understand that.
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Amy Schumer: Most dangerous person on the Internet?

Amy Schumer: Most dangerous person on the Internet? | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Be careful what you search for, gentle reader.
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It's hard to make device security exciting when teaching students, but an article like this might make it more relevant.
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UK Warns Of Hacking Attempt Via Email

UK Warns Of Hacking Attempt Via Email | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
LEXINGTON ,Ky. (LEX 18) - UK is warning the campus community of a phishing attempt sent in a series of emails. The emails were recently sent to UK employees with a subject line "Your Septembe
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And everyone saw it

And everyone saw it | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
A seventh-grader’s sext was meant to impress a boy. He shared it. It nearly destroyed her.
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How Social Media Is a Toxic Mirror

How Social Media Is a Toxic Mirror | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Psychologists found robust cross-cultural evidence linking social media use to body image concerns.
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98 personal data points that Facebook uses to target ads to you

98 personal data points that Facebook uses to target ads to you | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
The social network just revamped its ad preference settings to make them significantly easier for users to understand.
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Android bug fear in 900 million phones - BBC News

Android bug fear in 900 million phones - BBC News | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Serious security flaws that could give attackers complete access to a phone's data are found in software used on tens of millions of Android devices.
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