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Online victimization: Facts emerging

by Anne Collier NetFamilyNews.org Friday, July 20, 2007 It was great to see the Associated Press’s “Net threats result of kids’ online behavior.” It means newspapers and broadcast media worldwide just may run this story, and more parents will be … Continue reading

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What Does the World Know about You Online?

by Larry Magid A famous cartoon from the New Yorker shows a dog sitting in front of a computer telling another dog, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” But now, thanks to the Internet, everyone knows everything about … Continue reading

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Be Smart With Your Cell Phone

by Larry Magid Most adults I know use their cell phones primarily to make calls. But ask any teenager and you’ll soon find out that that’s only one of many things they’re doing with today’s cell phones. One thing they’re … Continue reading

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Internet Security an Evolving Necessity

by Larry Magid Although it’s always a good idea to take security companies’ dire warnings with a bit of skepticism, it’s clear to me we must take PC and Internet security seriously. It’s not a time to “be afraid, very … Continue reading

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Manage Your Kids Summer Media Diet

by Larry Magid The calendar has great news for kids and mixed news for parents. Summer is almost here, which means kids will be home from school. For parents this can bring on extra challenges, especially now that kids have … Continue reading

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Audio interview with MySpace Safety Chief Hemanshu Nigam

MySpace has removed online profiles from about 7,000 registered convicted sex offenders. A group of state Attorneys General have demanded that MySpace disclose information about those individuals and, after initially citing federal privacy laws as a reason for not disclosing … Continue reading

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Targets Too: Youth and Identity Theft

by Larry MagidIt might seem as if children and teens are unlikely victims of identity theft, but the Federal Trade Commission has estimated that about 400,000 children have their identity stolen each year. Youth are targets because, unlike many adults, … Continue reading

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Hacker Posts threats in MySpace Profile

by Anne Collier NetFamilyNews Someone claiming to be a Petaluma (Calif.) High School student “hacked into several students’ MySpace accounts at about 10 p.m. Tuesday” and posted threats that he or she would bring a gun to school today and … Continue reading

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Caution: Some cell phone services can reveal location

by Larry Magid Imagine a world where you can be tracked anywhere you go. A decade ago that would have seemed like a paranoid delusion, but thanks to GPS-enabled cell phones and other technologies, it’s more or less the way … Continue reading

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Location meets social networking

Just left Washington DC where I attended the Location meets social networking event.  Extremely interesting and just a little scary (but no need to panic).  Will have a complete report within a few days.

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