Posts Tagged ‘social media safety’

5 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

As smart devices become commonplace at younger ages every year, establishing a family mindset for internet safety can help keep your kiddos out of harm’s way. Schools have begun using technology, so your tech savvy children are going to want to learn and interact online at home the same way they do on campus. With the wild west of the internet, determining how to get started on managing a child’s internet access can be daunting. We’ve put together a quick set of tips help guide the rules you set within your home.

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6 Social Media Vacation Safety Tips

As you’re admiring the breathtaking sunsets and beautiful scenic landscapes while capturing them with your smartphone and sharing them on your social media outlets, the risk that you’re putting yourself and your family at is activated.

Though it’s tempting to share a photo of your son climbing on a historic landscape or frolicking on the beach, it can be an advertisement for burglars saying “I’m not home! So, feel free to stop by and see what cool things you can take from my empty home!”

A recent survey, conducted by Friedland, reveals that 4 out of 5 burglars use Facebook and Twitter to select their victims. They further point out that 78% of burglars search media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare as their means of selecting their targets. 54% percent also go on to say that homeowners updating their status and whereabouts on social media sites is a common mistake

Here are 6 Social Media Vacation Safety Tips to help decrease your chances of becoming a burglary victim while on vacation.

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What We Don’t Know: Social Media and Teens

Technology is a tricky thing; we need it but there are exponential harms if misused. Like every other tool, social media can be a valuable tool to bond and communicate with others or can be used as a weapon to bully, stalk, or harm your child. Even the most unintentional slip-ups can have long lasting, and very painful, public consequences. Read on for tips to keep your kids safe when using social media.

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