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Heartbleed: A chance to talk to kids about guarding online personal information

Posted on 18. Apr, 2014 by .

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There has been a lot of news around an Internet vulnerability called Heartbleed that was recently discovered. This basically caused many websites to possibly expose the personal information people submitted to those sites.

Whenever an event like this happens, it’s a great opportunity to talk to your kids about sharing and guarding personal information online. Here’s what to tell them and what to do about Heartbleed.

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Must reads: Healthy Media Diets vs. Screen-Time Limits, Facebook & Sneaky Tobacco Ads, Mindful Digital Parenting

Posted on 11. Apr, 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. What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF

This week: Healthy Media Diets vs. Screen-Time Limits, Facebook & Sneaky Tobacco Ads, Mindful Digital Parenting

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Big Data, Little Kids, and the Parents in Between

Posted on 09. Apr, 2014 by .

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From the moment our kids are born, a digital paper trail on them begins. It starts with a record of their birth, moves on to grades and school performance, and now includes information collected from websites, apps and beyond. Data collection on kids is happening in places online and off, and it’s nearly impossible for parents to keep up with the current pace.

What should be of greater concern are some of the newer ways data is gathered through immersive entertainment experiences, such as motion-sensing games and amusement parks. The argument from data collectors: let us track lots of information on you, and we’ll give you a highly personalized experience. The price for fun? Your privacy.

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What We’re Reading: Anonymous Apps & Bullying, Apple Pays Kids’ App Bills, COPPA Gets Teeth, Social Media & Self-Esteem

Posted on 04. Apr, 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. What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF

This week: Anonymous Apps & Bullying, Apple Pays Kids’ App Bills, COPPA Gets Teeth, Social Media & Self-Esteem

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