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How to Talk With Students About Electronic Dating Violence (EdSurge News)

How to Talk With Students About Electronic Dating Violence (EdSurge News) | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Teens, tweens and even younger kids are on smartphones, tablets and computers a lot. Of course, tech can be a force for good. Parents, educators and youth themselves report many benefits from the presence of technology in young people’s lives—connecting with family and friends, sharing experiences w
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To the Well-Intentioned but Ignorant Parents of Teenagers.

To the Well-Intentioned but Ignorant Parents of Teenagers. | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
I've been mulling over this topic for quite some time, but this morning it became increasingly clear to me that I must say something. Folks, stranger danger is a real thing. And even more real today than it was ten years ago thanks to, you guessed it, the internet. I speak specifically to the parents of…
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Risk-Taking Leads to Learning for Teens Going Online -- Campus Technology

Risk-Taking Leads to Learning for Teens Going Online -- Campus Technology | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
When you discover that a teen in your life has posted something astonishingly inappropriate online and you find yourself asking, "What was he/she thinking?" you wouldn't be alone. But there's also little you can do to stop the practice. According to research at Pennsylvania State University, it's just the way teenagers approach their online activities.
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5 Places to Look for Your Digital Footprint

5 Places to Look for Your Digital Footprint | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Recently, many iPhone and iPad users were incensed to learn that Siri — the personal digital assistant for iOS devices — has an eerily long memory. Unbeknownst to Apple customer...
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‘Think Before You Link’ promotes student cyber safety

‘Think Before You Link’ promotes student cyber safety | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Program aimed at elementary and secondary students to debut in schools Thursday.
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The Ethics of Password Sharing

The Ethics of Password Sharing | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
There are many concerns when it comes to privacy and password sharing.  There are questions we can ask, Is it a violation of trust asking your kids for their passwords? What’s okay and what’s not okay when it comes to sharing passwords with your kids? When it comes to children, knowing their passwords for all …
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REVEALED: The Demographic Trends For Every Social Network

REVEALED: The Demographic Trends For Every Social Network | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Older social networks are reaching maturity but there are still distinct demographic skews, as newer messaging apps pick up users.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good Resources for Teaching Digital Safety and Citizenship to Elementary School Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good Resources for Teaching Digital Safety and Citizenship to Elementary School Students | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
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Twitter and Facebook tied in high school popularity contest

Twitter and Facebook tied in high school popularity contest | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Twitter's very bad week has a glimmer of hope, thanks to a new study from Harvard's Institute of Politics that shows teenagers might -- just might -- be latching on to Twitter. The Harvard report e...
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A Gossip App Brought My High School to a Halt

A Gossip App Brought My High School to a Halt | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Imagine if everybody you knew in high school could anonymously broadcast the meanest things they ever thought.
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Jeff Brain on Using Comics and Digital Storytelling to Teach Digital Citizenship

Jeff Brain on Using Comics and Digital Storytelling to Teach Digital Citizenship | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
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Overview of a webinar where a middle school teacher shared his 5 week digital literacy unit for his students that included the integration of Comics and Digital Storytelling to engage them.

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Yik Yak Tests Universities' Defense Of Free Speech

Yik Yak Tests Universities' Defense Of Free Speech | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
The social media app allows users to post anonymous comments visible to others in the same area. It's become a breeding ground for racial and violent threats, and some colleges may ban the app.
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Kids And Screen Time: A Peek At Upcoming Guidance

Kids And Screen Time: A Peek At Upcoming Guidance | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Does using digital media require moderation, like eating some tasty foods, or abstinence, like cigarettes? An expert weighs in.
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Do your kids Yik Yak? Time for a chat

Do your kids Yik Yak? Time for a chat | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Anonymous social network app Yik Yak raises concerns at local schools.
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Arlington schools officials urge students to #keepitclean on Twitter

Arlington schools officials urge students to #keepitclean on Twitter | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
After a series of vulgar tweets targeting Arlington schools, officials urge students to keep it civil on Twitter.
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Doxxing: Key Internet safety risk & what to do about it - ConnectSafely

Doxxing: Key Internet safety risk & what to do about it - ConnectSafely | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
It's where online harassment can spill over into the offline kind, increasing risk to whoever's being targeted, regardless of age, race, gender, etc.
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New research finds sexting is the ‘new norm’ for teens

New research finds sexting is the ‘new norm’ for teens | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Texting and “sexting,” sending sexually explicit messages via mobile phone, are firmly entrenched in the high school dating scene these days, but until now little solid data has existed on to what extent these social media connections have been misused to control, harass, threaten or stalk. A study being released today provides the first solid research into cyberdating abuse, and the results are startling: Two in five teens surveyed had experienced cyberdating abuse in the context of a dating re
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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Teach your students about the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship as you help them acquire both proactive and experiential knowledge of the online world.
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Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone

Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences
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YikYak don't talk back: Salem, Gloucester schools block the social media app

YikYak don't talk back: Salem, Gloucester schools block the social media app | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
School districts in Gloucester and Salem counties are being proactive in preventing another source of cyberbullying through these anonymous forums.
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Snapchat Settles FTC Charges That Promises of Disappearing Messages Were False | Federal Trade Commission

Snapchat Settles FTC Charges That Promises of Disappearing Messages Were False | Federal Trade Commission | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
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Your Whispers and Secrets Aren't as Private as You Think

Your Whispers and Secrets Aren't as Private as You Think | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
The impulse to share secrets with strangers predates smartphones. We've been scrawling our hidden hearts onto bathroom walls for so long there's even a fancy word for it: latrin...
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New App 'Yik Yak' Taking Schools by Storm

New App 'Yik Yak' Taking Schools by Storm | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
A student at Staples High School in Westport, Conn., describes an alarming scene caused by cyber bullying on the social network app.
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