Tag Archives | online safety

A mom on Facebook recommended friending your kids' friends' friends.

Why I Don’t Watch What My Kids are Doing Online

Readers — This surprising story of parental reversal comes to us from Jody Allard, a single mom of seven in Seattle.  Why Stalking Your Kids Isn’t Okay, by Jody Allard Earlier tonight, one of my teenage sons came home from his first date. He plopped down on the couch, kicked off his shoes, and told […]

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How The Cops CREATE Sex Offenders

Readers — This report by Noah Pransky, my new Journalism Hero, is so well done and so shocking, I hope that it gets reposted throughout the blogosphere: (I have removed the video because it automatically starts playing anytime you go to my blog.) It details how men who go online to adult chat rooms and […]

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Hi, Kid! Meet me at Burger King and I'll give you a stuffed animal! Don't tell mom!!

Getting It All Wrong about Online Predators

As usual,  the “It’s Complicated” author danah boyd has nailed it. In this piece, she contrasts the usual image we have of an online predator (middle aged guys lurking on Club Penguin) with the reality (teens talking sex with each other, or with adults that they KNOW want sex). This reality gap means not only […]

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Beware of online predator (statistics).

Sexual Predators Online

Readers — As much as parents worry about predators behind the petunias, they worry about predators behind the pixels, too. danah boyd has researched the validity of those  online fears. Not only does her book, “It’s Complicated,” seem totally spot-on, but she is reviewed by the equally remarkable and culture-changing Peter Gray in this post […]

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The Flakes of Doom.

More Snow = More Cyberbullying?!?

From my mailbox, ever-filled with flacks seeking publicity: Hi there – Hope you’re well. Wanted to reach out quickly with an interesting snow storm related story idea: with kids stuck at home with a snow day, they are more likely to be on their smartphones/computers, increasing the chances of them cyberbullying someone or getting cyberbullied […]

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