The end of a year is a good time to recap key events relevant to your industry or interest –the good, the bad, and the ugly. Here are some of the major events involving social media safety in 2012. The events we chose to mention made headline news and became dinner table and water cooler conversation. Though we are saddened by those who were affected by these events, each event provided some key learnings for parents and kids alike. 1. … Continue reading
One of the greatest Internet threats today is STILL predators looking for children. First, let’s identify the two kinds of sexual Internet predators:*
The Pedophile Predator – The person looking to engage pre-pubescent children.
The Online Predator – A person looking to engage adolescent children in risky behavior such as sexting, using webcams, meeting up in real life.
BOTH Types Target and Engage Kids Using the Same Common Techniques. How Predators Engage Children Predators use social networking sites to find … Continue reading
It’s a tough job being Facebook friends with your teenager and acting the double role as a parent. In our recent guest blog article, “Note to Parents: How to be ‘cool’ parent of Facebook,” we learned that many parents unknowingly cross the line as Facebook friends, creating embarrassing and uncomfortable problems for their kids. Parents and their kids who are “friends” on Facebook, should establish a mutual a level of separation and respect. This blog article offered good tips to … Continue reading
This is a TrueCare Guest Blog Post. Guest Blogs are a forum through which TrueCare parents, experts and others can express their views around internet and social media safety. The opinions and experiences expressed by TrueCare Guest Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TrueCare or its employees. TrueCare is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information posted by the Guest Bloggers. You’ve heard the saying less is more, … Continue reading
Summer is an exciting time for both kids and parents. There is time to do the many summer activities that both kids and parents enjoy! Summer can also be a time for adjustments because schedules change. Many parents who work need to seek out childcare as part of the summer routine. Parents who stay home are looking for ways to keep their children active and entertained. We know you have a lot going on right now, but we want to … Continue reading
MAY 17th IS NATIONAL CYBER SAFETY DAY!
- Live it
- Breath it
- Teach it
- Be An Advocate for Cyber Safety and Awareness
We have posted these tips before and we will likely post them again. They are important to learn and enforce to keep your family safe online. 7 TIPS FOR PRACTICING CYBER SAFETY 1. Discussion. Discussion. Discussion. Parents must have a good sense about what’s going on in their kids’ online worlds. … Continue reading
National Cyber Safety Awareness Day is not the type of day where you have to go to church, attend a picnic, or buy someone a gift. It is a day created to help spread awareness for staying safe online – something that each of us needs to practice EVERY day. The Internet and e-communications are valuable and beneficial for an infinite amount of reasons. However, they can expose us to danger if they aren’t used with proper care. Everyone is … Continue reading
Spring Break is here! Excitement is in the air for kids and parents who may have something fun planned for the week off school. Many families take a vacation. Older teens may go on a spring break trip with friends. Some parents will work while kids stay home alone. Regardless of your plans, if it involves more time online or social networking for you or your kids, TrueCare has some basic reminders of potential dangers to be aware of during … Continue reading