Category Archives: Teens Safety

Bullying and suicide: Let’s not jump to conclusions

Guest post by Justin W. Patchin Many are now familiar with the tragic case of Hannah Smith, the 14-year-old from Leicestershire, England, who hanged herself on August 2nd after reportedly being harassed online for months. Cruel messages received principally on the social … Continue reading

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‘What’s Your Story” winning videos explore the good side of the Internet

For the past several years I’ve helped judge Trend Micro’s annual What’s Your Story video contest  which, in past years, focused on how to combat Internet risks like cyberbullying and inappropriate use of mobile technology. But this year, the contest … Continue reading

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Free Parents’ Guides to Snapchat and Instagram

Kids are flocking to mobile photo-sharing apps and leading the way are Instagram and Snapchat. Kids love Instagram (now owned by Facebook) because it’s an easy way to snap photos, enhance them with filters and quickly share them with friends. … Continue reading

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Predator Panic a risky distraction

by Larry Magid I’ve been an Internet safety advocate since 1993 and right now I’m discouraged and angry about what’s going on in this field. I’m angry because people who ought to know better are trying to mislead the public … Continue reading

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