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Beware of Free Wi-Fi

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Have you ever stopped in at a coffee shop with free Wi-Fi? Using that free hotspot may prove to be a very expensive experience. 


Kickass Ways to Deal With Cyberbullies

Who's really charged with disciplining cyberbullies -- the schools, or the parents?
More and more schools are finding themselves in an awkward predicament.


Teens and Textual Harrassment

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"Textual harassment" is harassment via text messaging. It includes unwanted sexual solicitation, severe bullying, threats and constant messaging by an unwanted person.


Is a Computer in a Teen Boy's Room a Bad Idea?

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We recently got my teenage son a computer to keep in his room for schoolwork. I am worried, however, that it will be too much of a temptation to have a porn-generating machine sitting in his bedroom.


A New Way to Monitor Kids on Facebook

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While I have never been a proponent of spying on kids who don't deserved to be spied on, I am a supporter of setting expectations that help guide young people toward making appropriate decisions about their online use.


Top 3 Summer Learning Websites

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I love summer break, but as a teacher, I am always concerned with the break in learning. For those parents with elementary-age children who want to keep the learning moving, here are some educational online options for you.


Top Four Ways Criminals Use and Abuse the Internet

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While the Internet has made all of our lives a little easier, criminals can now do their dirty deeds with as little as a click.


Your Kids May Want to Ban Facebook

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I was shocked to discover that more than 50 percent of seventh graders surveyed (it was an informal survey I did myself, of only 100 participants) said that if their school was to ban Facebook for all middle-school students, it would actually give them some relief!