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Posted on 14. Sep, 2012 by lynette.
Every January 1, I make a list of personal goals for the coming year. Year after year, 80% of the items on each year’s list are the same. Meaning: I’m pretty bad about keeping New Year’s resolutions.
But unlike the calendar year, the start of a new school year is an entirely different experience for my family. Whether by necessity or the search for sanity, our summer habits end and new habits begin. And stay. It’s a far more successful endeavor on September 1 then on January 1.
The start of a new school year is a great time to take advantage of this motivation and add a new resolution to your family’s list: Get into digital shape.
Posted on 07. Feb, 2011 by lynette.
Today marks the 8th year of Safer Internet Day. There are a number of events and activities happening on this day throughout the EU and the world, including the launch of our 2nd annual “What’s Your Story?” internet safety video contest.
One grand prize of US$10,000 and 6 runner-up prizes of US$500 will go to the best entries from schools and individuals who submit videos in one of 3 categories.
“What’s Your Story?” is a unique contest that is by design a vehicle for young people to engage their peers on some of the most critical topics they must deal with in an Internet-connected world. We are joined this year by a number of organizations, from social networks to Internet safety advocates, to empower young people to be active participants in encouraging the safe and responsible use of the Internet.
Posted on 04. Feb, 2011 by lynette.
It pleasantly surprised us a year ago when we launched our first user-generated video contest called What’s Your Story. The goal was to encourage young people to give advice to other young people about being safe online.
We were amazed at what teens could do with a video camera, music, editing software and six weeks to submit a video. With nearly half the entries coming from teens aged 13-17, we noticed quickly how passionate these young people were about the issues.
On the heels of last year’s success, next Tuesday, February 8, we will launch the 2nd annual “What’s Your Story?” Internet safety video contest. And this time, we are joined by multiple organizations, from social networking sites to internet safety advocates, to engage young people in this very important cause…
Posted on 03. Nov, 2010 by lynette.
The FCC intends to require that schools who receive discounted Internet access through its E-rate program provide Internet safety education. But as with its current requirements, the same thoughts crossed my mind: Good in principle, but how will this look in practice?