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  • February is Data Privacy month. Are you protecting your data online? Are your kids aware of the data they share every day when using apps and social media? Take this short quiz and see how you’re doing.  Have your kids take the quiz too!  Then learn about your rights as a parent regarding what companies can do with your children’s data.

    Are you protecting your privacy and data online?

    February is Data Privacy month. Are you protecting your data online? Are your kids aware of the data they share every day when using apps and social media? Take this short quiz and see how you’re doing. Have your kids take the quiz too! Then learn about your rights as a parent regarding what companies can do with your children’s data.

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  • We all have those friends – the ones that post status updates continuously throughout the day, overwhelming your news feed with pictures of their breakfast croissant, pictures of their dogs, their grocery list, and the latest viral videos.  You like this friend and want to stay in touch, but you’re just not interested in every single detail of their daily life. 
Here’s an updated method for keeping someone’s updates off your news feed.

    How to use the Facebook Acquaintances List to hide annoying updates

    We all have those friends – the ones that post status updates continuously throughout the day, overwhelming your news feed with pictures of their breakfast croissant, pictures of their dogs, their grocery list, and the latest viral videos. You like this friend and want to stay in touch, but you’re just not interested in every single detail of their daily life. Here’s an updated method for keeping someone’s updates off your news feed.

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  • In a recent People magazine interview, Angelina Jolie mentioned that she and her husband Brad Pitt have hired a cyber security team to monitor the Internet and social media content that their children encounter.  I'm sure that most any parent would agree that keeping tabs on what your kids are doing online is a daunting task.  But is this the right approach? Here's where I think Brad and Angie have gone wrong and what I suggest they do instead.

    Digital Parenting, Hollywood Style: Do’s and Don’ts from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

    In a recent People magazine interview, Angelina Jolie mentioned that she and her husband Brad Pitt have hired a cyber security team to monitor the Internet and social media content that their children encounter. I'm sure that most any parent would agree that keeping tabs on what your kids are doing online is a daunting task. But is this the right approach? Here's where I think Brad and Angie have gone wrong and what I suggest they do instead.

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  • Happy New Year! WordPress was kind enough to prepare a year-in-review report for me so I thought I’d share some of the information with you.  I also want to say a big THANKS to all of you who are reading this! When it comes to keeping our children safe online, a community of concerned, informed and engaged parents is the best defense.  I hope to continue to provide you all with information in the coming year that will help you in this regard.

    Be Web Smart Year in Review 2014

    Happy New Year! WordPress was kind enough to prepare a year-in-review report for me so I thought I’d share some of the information with you. I also want to say a big THANKS to all of you who are reading this! When it comes to keeping our children safe online, a community of concerned, informed and engaged parents is the best defense. I hope to continue to provide you all with information in the coming year that will help you in this regard.

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