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Predators are using Fortnite to lure kids. Cops say parents need to worry

Predators are using Fortnite to lure kids. Cops say parents need to worry | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Authorities said they've arrested men seeking sex with minors through social media and messaging platforms - and now gaming apps
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After hearing Detective Young's story about the Lexington child's experience with Roadblox, this article should really resonate with you.

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Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach | Lexington Herald Leader

Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach | Lexington Herald Leader | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts.
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How those impacted by Hurricane Florence are using social media to call for help Video

During moments of crisis, many people are turning to apps and social media to connect with those who can help and let loved ones know they are safe.
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Kids on Social Media and Gaming

Digital media and apps allow children to communicate and express their creativity, connect with peers, and share their feelings. However, they can be an avenue through which cyberbullying occurs.  
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Teens Who Spend Less Time in Front of Screens Are Happier -- Up to a Point, New Research Shows

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Police: Father was texting when he ran over toddler twice

Police: Father was texting when he ran over toddler twice | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Police in west Georgia say a father was texting when he ran over his toddler son twice in his driveway.
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Turn Students into Fact-Finding Web Detectives

Turn Students into Fact-Finding Web Detectives | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
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Bill would ban drivers from taking and posting car wreck pictures with their phones

Bill would ban drivers from taking and posting car wreck pictures with their phones | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Kentucky motorists could not use their phones to take video or photos of car wrecks — or post them to social media — as they drive past crash sites under House Bill 149, filed Friday by state Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty, R-Belton.
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She was going to see her great-grandma with her beloved dog. Life changed in a second

She was going to see her great-grandma with her beloved dog. Life changed in a second | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Amber Schutz was driving to her grandma’s house with her dog when she was hit head-on. Police told her one of the two other drivers involved in the wreck was texting. Her dog died.
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Beyond Snapchat: 12 risky apps parents should watch out for. | Cool Mom Tech

Beyond Snapchat: 12 risky apps parents should watch out for. | Cool Mom Tech | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
By now, everyone knows about Snapchat and kids right? It’s like Snapchat has come to epitomize the “watch out for kids and their apps.” But the truth is, there are so so many apps that can get kids into trouble, and it’s hard to keep up with them all. Fear not, we can help! We’re …
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Cyberbullying's chilling trend: Teens anonymously target themselves online, study finds

Cyberbullying's chilling trend: Teens anonymously target themselves online, study finds | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
About 6% of kids from the ages of 12 through 17 have bullied themselves digitally, a new study says.
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The best way to protect your bank account after Equifax

The best way to protect your bank account after Equifax | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
The important thing is not to wait.
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Could be good to use with juniors and seniors since they'll be dealing with these types of data breaches very soon.
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City Takes Action Against Texting While Walking

City Takes Action Against Texting While Walking | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Lexington, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Walking and texting is becoming almost as hazardous as driving and texting, so the City of Lexington has decided to address the problem in a practical manner. The city'
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This would generate a lot of discussion with students, I would think.
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Facebook post solves missing woman case, New Jersey cops say | Lexington Herald Leader

Facebook post solves missing woman case, New Jersey cops say | Lexington Herald Leader | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
New Jersey police found a lost, disoriented woman who didn’t know her name on a bench earlier this week, and just discovered from her family that she had been missing six months and has a husband in Arizona.
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Something you can use when discussing the positive impact of social media.

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Poll: Teens say using social media makes them feel better - The Boston Globe

Poll: Teens say using social media makes them feel better - The Boston Globe | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Today’s teens are always on their smartphones, many check social media “constantly” and prefer texting over face-to-face communication.
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Woman Charged After False Abduction Story Makes Rounds On Social Media

Woman Charged After False Abduction Story Makes Rounds On Social Media | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) –  A woman who claimed someone tried to abduct her baby at Walmart has been charged with filing a false police report. According to WAVE 3 News, Emily Lyons posted on social media that her child was nearly abducted from the parking lot of a Walmart. However, Louisville police determined over the …
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Not everything you see on social media is true...

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Minnesota Teen Faces Child Pornography Charges For Sexting

Minnesota Teen Faces Child Pornography Charges For Sexting | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
St. Paul, Minn- The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is supporting a 14-year-old girl charged with a felony crime for sending an explicit selfie through Snapchat to a teen boy at her school. In a brief the ACLU-MN is challenging the Rice County prosecutors’ attempt to punish the teen for sexting.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wouldn’t let a child use social media

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wouldn’t let a child use social media | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
“I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on,” Cook told students at a college in Essex, England.
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Apple to add 'robust' parental tools to iPhones, iPads after investors warn of addiction risks

Apple to add 'robust' parental tools to iPhones, iPads after investors warn of addiction risks | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
Moves in response to letter from two investors urging Apple to do more to fight smartphone addiction among kids.
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Experts say video game addiction is real, offer tips to avoid it

Experts say video game addiction is real, offer tips to avoid it | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
If gamers have trouble putting down the controller, they might have a problem.
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Smartphones aren't a smart choice in middle school

Smartphones aren't a smart choice in middle school | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
There is a correlation between cell phones and teen depression, writes Delaney Ruston, so US schools should follow France's lead and ban students' from having them during school.
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There is an every increasing body of evidence about this topic...
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Google is quietly recording everything you say. Here’s how to hear it

Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself. The company quietly records many of the conversations that people have around its products. The feature works as a way of letting people search with their voice, and storing those recordings presumably lets Google improve its language recognition tools as well as the results that it gives to people.
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How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met

How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
In real life, in the natural course of conversation, it is not uncommon to talk about a person you may know. You meet someone and say, “I’m from Sarasota,” and they say, “Oh, I have a grandparent in Sarasota,” and they tell you where they live and their name, and you may or may not recognize them.
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LEX 18 Original: Online Privacy: Do You Share Too Much

LEX 18 Original: Online Privacy: Do You Share Too Much | Savvy Cyber Citizens: FCPS Digital Citizenship Resources | Scoop.it
LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) While social media is a great way to keep in touch with people, it can be harmful depending on what you put out there for everyone to see. Your basic information can lea
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