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Better Together: Let Our Kids Help Create A Better Internet

Posted on 10. Feb, 2015 by .

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Each year, many countries, organizations, governments, schools, and individuals around the world have used Safer Internet Day to raise awareness about a wide range of issues pertaining to the safe and responsible use of the Internet. This year’s theme is “Let’s Create A Better Internet Together.”

Since 2010, we have celebrated this annual day with the “What’s Your Story?” campaign. By design, we don’t say much. Instead, we encourage young people – with their classrooms or as individuals – to tell the world how they see things and what it means to be great at being online.

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A Hacking Contest to Promote Digital Literacy

Posted on 27. Oct, 2014 by .

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This year, we are proud to sponsor a great competition designed to promote online safety and digital literacy among our nation’s youth.

Carnegie Mellon University’s annual “capture the flag” contest called picoCTF2014 is a computer security game with a story line, where students are challenged to solve a mystery and find someone who is missing using a limited amount of time and very few clues.

There are tons of cash prizes for students AND schools. The contest opens today and ends November 7.

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MUST READS: Dad’s Effective YouTube Plea to Kids, Google Pays Up, Apple Hack: Not Just the Rich & Famous

Posted on 09. Sep, 2014 by .

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To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.

This week: Dad’s Effective YouTube Plea to Kids, Google Pays Up, Apple Hack: Not Just the Rich & Famous

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4 Good Digital Habits for a New School Year

Posted on 08. Sep, 2014 by .

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As you make the transition from the leisurely pace of summer to the stressful balancing act of earlier bedtimes, new homework routines, and after-school activities, try to factor in how your kids’ use of technology will change with it. With schoolwork, sports, clubs, and sleep taking greater priority over their time, you may need to help your kids find a way to balance all of that with technology time for fun.

Here are 4 things to consider as you make the shift, to help your kids develop good digital habits.

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