New Year’s Resolution: Start Monitoring Your Kids Online

As 2011 comes to a close and you begin thinking about New Year’s resolutions for 2012 – we have an idea for you! Are your kids spending more time on the computer than you think they should? Do you know who they are communicating with? Is Facebook still something you don’t fully understand, with Twitter and YouTube falling right behind it on the list? We recommend that 2012 be the year you learn more about social networking and how it … Continue reading

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TrueCare Was There When I Wasn’t…

Written by BzzAgent who requested anonymity – [Editorial Note from TrueCare – TrueCare hired BzzAgent to do usability studies and provide us with feedback on how the program worked. Agents received a 90 day free trial, and 50% off the usual monthly fee of $9.99 for testing TrueCare. The following is a blog one of our agents shared with her friends and followers, and with her permission and the request for anonymity, she agreed to allow us to share with … Continue reading

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A WHIRLWIND YEAR LEARNING ABOUT DANGERS THAT LURK ONLINE.

I saw TRUST in January of this year at the Looking Glass Theater on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. I was enthralled by the amazing performance of a young girl and her family, whose home was invaded by a predator, via her 13th birthday present, a Macintosh laptop. In April, I started working with TrueCare. I quickly became aware of the many dangers that lurk online. I soon became an advocate for the issue, informing everyone I could about the information I … Continue reading

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Your Kids May Be Getting Bullied In Their Own Home

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you are probably already making plans to visit friends and family. The kids are off from school, and you are looking forward to not having routines and school activities. Even though you sense peacefulness at this time without the hubbub, your child may not. Your child did not leave their “world” behind at school. Their world is increasingly the life they have online. It is the texts, the emails, the Face Book, and … Continue reading

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Did you know that your school’s zero tolerance policies could expand to behavior found on Facebook?

The majority of high school athletes are required sign zero tolerance and code of conduct policies. These policies typically forbid behavior involving use of tobacco, alcohol, steroids, and other illegal drugs. While these policies obviously apply to behavior on school grounds, most are expanded to include behaviors off school grounds, as well as content posted on the Internet and social networking sites. For athletes thinking about a college career in sports, these postings can forever scar their academic record and … Continue reading

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Your Child is Too Young To Be Old

Written by Mary Jo Rapini LPC a True Care advisor I was at a posh restaurant and was able to people watch while waiting for my friend to join me. People with money, power, expensive clothes, cars, and dates show up here. I began wondering what I was doing; was the great food going to somehow make all of this show of affluence okay? I was underdressed, and evaluating that in my mind, when all of a sudden I heard … Continue reading

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The ‘Speak Up Stop Bullying’ Campaign

The ‘Speak Up Stop Bullying’ campaign was recently launched to help change lives and make children safe from bullying. To guide concerned parents on how to take action against bullying once they have signed the pledge, TrueCare offers easy steps parents can follow on a daily basis to engage their children and proactively fight bullying. Discussion. Discussion. Discussion. Parents must have a good understanding about what’s going on in their kids’ online worlds. Since social networking has become a daily … Continue reading

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Keeping College Kids Safe from Potential Online Dangers

Once your kids graduate from high school, the potential dangers of the Internet don’t just disappear. Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are still popular among college kids and adults, which means that the risks associated with social media can still follow your children into college and even beyond. As a parent, you should continue the conversation about online safety even after your kids have moved out of the house and into the dorms, to help prevent dangers like … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Internet Safety Tips to Protect Your Kids Online

With school starting, your kids are likely to be coming home with assignments that require using the Internet for research, due dates, downloads and more. While summertime allowed your kids to play outside and spend more time away from the computer, the school year brings them right back to the classroom and the Internet to face potential dangers such as cyberbullying and online predators. Below are some back-to-school Internet safety tips that can help you protect your kids online.

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Facebook Social Reporting Tool Goes Mobile

In March, Facebook introduced a social reporting tool to help protect users from offensive content that is posted on the site. The social reporting tool allows users to report an inappropriate photo, wall post or other type of content, and send a pre-formatted message to the poster asking to take it down. Users can also unfriend or block people who continually harass them or post hateful content. This tool is especially helpful in protecting kids from cyberbullying. Cyberbullying has become … Continue reading

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