Archive | February, 2011

Free Kindle app: What’s next? Free Smart Phones? The effect of free technology on youth?

24. February 2011

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Just before the Holidays, Kindle dropped its prices, and now Amazon is offering the Kindle PC app for free.  In many places around the world, we see technology being offered for “free,” but it’s not really “free.”  The marketplace appears to be finding “other people to pay for it” as it learns who receives an economic [...]

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What’s your Internet safety story? It could be worth $10,000

22. February 2011

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Are you looking for some creative ways to get youth actively engaged and talking with adults and each other about Internet safety?  A project which will interest and empower young people rather than disengage and disenfranchise them?  Oh, and one that carries a $10,000 first prize  and six $500 second prizes?  Then take a look at the 2011 What’s [...]

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Take action to stop digital abuse: MTV, Facebook, and Justin Bieber team up

17. February 2011

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MTV, Facebook, and Justin Bieber have teamed up to help stop digital abuse, and they are asking you to help out!  If you post an action on MTV’s A Thin Line (see our earlier blog about this cool website), you too can be eligible for the Grand Prize of a trip for two and backstage passes [...]

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GRID: A new Internet safety resource from the Family Online Safety Institute

15. February 2011

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We have reported before on the important work of the Family Online Safety Institute (“FOSI”) – see Cyberbullying Prevention, Cyberbullying Conferences and Events, and Cyberbullying: How can we be a part of the solution? - and now we are delighted to feature their latest very impressive resource which is designed ”for governments, industry, lawyers, academics, educationalists and all [...]

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Safer Internet Day 2011: It’s more than a game, it’s your life

8. February 2011

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Today is being marked as Safer Internet Day in “more than 70 countries, from Canada to South Korea and Russia to Kenya, including all 27 countries of the European Union.”  As noted by Neelie Kroes, patron of Safer Internet Day, and European Digital Agenda Commissioner, “[f]or children and young people especially, [Safer Internet Day]is both [...]

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Useful Advice about How Effective Parents Communicate with a School about Bullying

4. February 2011

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Here is some useful, first-hand advice from Brian Gatens, a Principal of Harrington Park School, Harrington Park, NJ.  As a guest blogger on Rachel Simmons’ website, Brian shares the “best practices” of parents he has worked with over the last eighteen years.  He suggests that “when parents practice the principles below, it very often leads [...]

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Net Safety Tips on the Go: App for your Android Phone

1. February 2011

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Check out this really cool new app brought to you by an impressive array of “responsible Internet corporations and leading online safety organizations.”   The app provides “quick, practical, friendly advice for you and your family.”  It’s quick and easy to download and it’s FREE. 

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