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CyberSexting: Consequences are Still Severe for Youth

Today, another headline out of Michigan: Students Sentenced to Probation; Phones Taken Away in Social Media Sex Case, (http://www.dailytribune.com/general-news/20150319/students-sentenced-to-probation-phones-taken-away-in-social-media-sex-case), is yet another cautionary tale, in spite of the recent legislation that is intended to relieve some of the more lasting criminal consequences young people face when they are caught cybersexting or cyberbullying.

A few weeks …

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Preventing a Digital Glitch: Teacher’s Social Media Experiment Goes Global

NBC Today Video about Tulsa Teacher’s Warning About Facebook

A letter written with a green pen, in all caps, showed up today in my Facebook news feed. The letter was written several months ago by an Oklahoma teacher, Melissa Bour. She was given permission by her school’s administration to post the letter in an effort …

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Will it Blend? What do you use YOUR Social Media For?

When using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and any other social media platform, who do you add on your profile?

Do you add business partners? Co-workers? Employees? Family? Friends? Clients? Etc. etc. When we begin to mix our various social groups in our social media, we may as well start planning for disaster.

Think about it like

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Smartphone Safety

Find My iPhoneIt seems like everybody has some kind of smartphone in their pocket these days. However, are you aware of the risks that are posed when you’re using that ‘oh-so-useful’ device?

For instance, did you know that you could be giving away your exact location every time you post a photo? Any cyberstalker or thief online …

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Social Media Blooper Reel: Don’t Let This Happen to You

NFL Referee is FiredIf you’ve ever fired off a Tweet or posted a status on Facebook without thinking twice, you may end up like one of these unsuspecting people who got caught representing themselves poorly online.

We have heard so many stories of people who have unwittingly posted statuses, photos and comments on their Facebook, Twitter or other …

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THINK Before You POST

Billboard

Before you ever put something up online, whether it’s on your Facebook or your blog, think about this: would I want it on a billboard for my whole hometown to see?

This is a great exercise to be constantly aware of when you’re posting online. Would I want everyone to be able to see this …

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To Share or Not To Share?

To post or not to post?

When it comes to sharing information on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Myspace, StumbleUpon, etc.), what is safe to share and what isn’t?

Many of us have no hesitation to fill out every available box of information on a new profile that we create for any given social media site. What is your address? Date …

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Are You Facebook’s Customer?

Facebook

Yes or No?

Have you ever wondered why Facebook is worth almost 70 billion dollars, yet nobody has ever paid a dime to use it? Where does their revenue come from? Why is it free?

The answer to whether or not you are Facebook’s customer is NO. You are not Facebook’s customer. In fact, as …

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You are Being WATCHED Online

Watched

Is your private information going public?

Businesses have a new favorite practice: watching your online browsing habits. They follow you around the web collecting information about you in order that they might be able to get your attention about what they sell.

This is made possible because we currently live in an age where most …

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