Use these tips to help clean up your social media profiles so they are resume ready. These tips are relevant to all social media profiles, blogs, websites, etc. where a person has a presence online. We recommend you comb your social media profiles for ALL of the following below. But, just because you take the time now to remove these posts and pictures, doesn’t mean they are gone forever. They may still live on the web sites servers (though inaccessible … Continue reading
While TrueCare’s monitoring services focus on tools for social media monitoring, it is our mission to educate you on everything as it relates to child safety online. Thus, we would like to warn you about SNAPCHAT and Facebook’s “Poke” app! Parents of teens have more to worry about than the just the internet. Smartphone games and apps can also create problems for plugged in teens. Teens can use apps to connect and communicate with strangers or inappropriately with people they … Continue reading
Rachel Musnicki TrueCare Intern As I near the end of my college years, I feel like I’ve finally started to get the hang of social media. I don’t accept friend or follower requests from people I don’t personally know, I don’t post inappropriate pictures of myself and I make the most of privacy controls (My grandmother does not need to see what ridiculous YouTube video is my favorite this week). However, I wasn’t always that smart or cautious. If I … Continue reading
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