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Top 10 Things You Should Not Share on Social Networks" Unless you've been living under a rock in 2009, you know that social networking Web sites are the latest and greatest way to interact with other users on the Internet. Thirty-five percent of adults on the Internet now have a profile on at least one social networking site, and 51 percent have more than one. Three-quarters of users between the ages of 18 and 24 have an online profile [source: USA Today]. The Pew Research Center found that 89 percent of these people use the sites to keep up with friends, 57 percent to make plans with friends and 49 percent to make new friends. Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Friendster, Urban Chat and Black Planet are just a few of more than 100 Web sites connecting folks around the world who are eager to share their thoughts and feelings.

Safe Games For Kids The Idea Seekers want you to Play Smart, Stay Safe and Have Fun while you're on the Internet. And you can do just that if you follow our tips. Read them and be sure to talk to your parents about them, too.Click Play for Fun to see just how much you know. 1. Always have good manners and be polite when talking to someone else online. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Kids 6 Internet Safety Games To Help Kids Become Cyber Smart With the age of cyber savvy kids on the rise, internet safety is just as important a part of education. Parents can play a prime role as educators. But then, there are loads of resources which can play the role of motivators. A class on internet safety need not be dull and drag when you have interactive games like these six to take you through the concepts. Webonauts Internet Academy This cool online game teaches kids all about the rules of web safety and digital citizenship. Safety Land The game is courtesy AT&T. Internet Safety Hangman This is a case of the classic Hangman game reincarnated as an internet safety educational game. Iggey and Rasper’s Internet Safety Game The Jr. internet safety game for kids is a series of questions on net etiquette for kids. Anti-Phishing Phil This game is a limited version game of the actual one but the game play is enough to educate someone about phishing on the internet. OnGuard Online Image Credit: Shutterstock

The Truth About the Stalker Tracker on Facebook Recently, I discovered yet another method that scammers are getting people to cough up their Facebook passwords. After hearing from a few friends that their Facebook accounts were hijacked through one method or another, I realized that it’s high time to at least try and put a lid on one particular method of Facebook scamming known as the “Stalker Tracker” on Facebook. Additionally, I’m going to try to satisfy the demand for legitimate services that might not be “Stalker Tracker” on Facebook, but it provides at least some of the visitor tracking features you may be looking for. And anyway, I really should write something nice to make up for writing that article about how to use social engineering to view someone’s private Facebook profile. The most important message I’d like to convey with this article is this – there is no such thing as a Stalker Tracker on Facebook, and no such thing as a Profile Tracker or any other service that promises to show you who has viewed your profile.

Safer Internet Programme: Homepage - Europa - Information Society They way children use the Internet and mobile technologies has changed dramatically in the past years. At the same time, the internet can open a wide range of opportunities for youngsters when used safely and responsibly. In order to ensure that children, parents and teachers have access to the right tools and information for a safe use of the internet and new technologies, we support industry self-regulation. This enables industry to create a system by which they can deal rapidly with any security challenges that may arise. Some self-regulatory initiatives have already been taken, with our support, by the industry at European level. CEO coalition to make the Internet a better place for kids The CEO coalition, launched in December 2011, is a cooperative voluntary intervention designed to respond to emerging challenges arising from the diverse ways in which young Europeans go online. Companies signatories to the Coalition committed to take positive action throughout 2012 in 5 areas:

How to stop cyberbullying by Larry Magid The first things you need to know about cyberbullying are that it’s not an epidemic and it’s not killing our children. Yes, it’s probably one of the more widespread youth risks on the Internet and yes there are some well publicized cases of cyberbullying victims who have committed suicide, but let’s look at this in context. Bullying has always been a problem among adolescents and, sadly, so has suicide. In the few known cases of suicide after cyberbullying, there are other contributing factors. That’s not to diminish the tragedy or suggest that the cyberbullying didn’t play a role but–as with all online youth risk, we need to look at what else was going on in the child’s life. And, as per “epidemic,” it depends on how you define cyberbullying. The most commonly recognized definition of bullying includes repeated, unwanted aggressive behavior over a period of time with an imbalance of power between the bully and the victim. Fuzzy numbers Signs of cyberbullying

Parent Advice - Be a Good Digital Citizen: Tips for Teens and Parents - Common Sense Media Kids are the creators. It’s all about participating; communicating; making music, images, and videos; and posting written content. And the content that’s there? Kids must be able to know whether it’s credible or not.Everything happens in front of a vast, invisible, and often anonymous audience. With Power Comes Responsibility In the video above, Omaha teens express what they love about their digital lives -- as well as what they struggle with. Digital Citizenship Tips for Teens For teens, we offer five simple rules of digital citizenship to help them create a world they can be proud of -- and inspire others to do the same. Think before you post or text -- a bad reputation could be just a click away. What goes around comes around. Spread heart, not hurt. Give and get credit. Make this a world you want to live in. Digital Citizenship Tips for Parents and Teachers The Internet’s not written in pencil. Nothing is as private as they think. Kindness counts. Digital cheating is still cheating.

The Ultimate Guide To Online Privacy If you’ve ever visited a website that handles even the smallest bit of your personal information, there’s a good chance (hopefully) that it’s asked you to read through a privacy policy or two. Rather than pour over the details, many of us simply click on ‘I AGREE!’ and proceed with using the application. Even the companies and websites involved understand this and make it as easy as possible to satisfy lawyers as well as users. What’s the harm in essentially ignoring that privacy policy? While the majority of the time it’s harmless, there are some ne’er-do-wells that may gather your personal information and sell it to marketers, advertisers, or spammers. According to a recent report, there’s a big reason users don’t read privacy policies: they’re too damn long. About 72% of these websites allow users to opt out of being tracked. Happy Data Privacy Day! Today (1/28/11) is the fourth annual Data Privacy Day . How To See If You’re Being Tracked Helpful Online Resources Tools To Stay Safe(r)

Critical Thinking On The Web Top Ten Argument Mapping Tutorials. Six online tutorials in argument mapping, a core requirement for advanced critical thinking.The Skeptic's Dictionary - over 400 definitions and essays. What is critical thinking? Nobody said it better than Francis Bacon, back in 1605: For myself, I found that I was fitted for nothing so well as for the study of Truth; as having a mind nimble and versatile enough to catch the resemblances of things … and at the same time steady enough to fix and distinguish their subtler differences; as being gifted by nature with desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and as being a man that neither affects what is new nor admires what is old, and that hates every kind of imposture. A shorter version is the art of being right. More definitions... Program for Critical Thinking Program for better decision making Our umbrella site. Latest additions 6 Dec The Idea Emporium Zany.

Welcome - Safer Internet Day Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. Safer Internet Day 2014 was celebrated on 11 February 2014, with the strapline of “Let’s create a better internet together”. The day was a great success - we are busy compiling the results, and will bring you a roundup soon. This website showcases some of the exciting activities and events that took place to celebrate the day. For further information, read the summary or the full public report on Safer Internet Day 2014 activities and successes. And while SID 2014 may have now passed, we are already busy preparing for Safer Internet Day 2015.

Internet segurua - Gurasoen Kontrola Zer eskaintzen dizugu? PCrako lanabes bat gurasoen kontrolean oinarritua, hartara Internet seguruago izateko zuretzat eta zure familiarentzat. Analisi zerbitzu bat zure ekipoa arriskuan dagoen ala ez jakiteko, eta kontu hori konpontzeko. Horrez gain, Internet seguru izateko informazio zehatza, gaiari buruz gehiago ikasteko balioko dizuna. Ez izan zalantzarik, zure familiak ongi jakin behar du nola egin Interneten ibiltzea seguruago izateko! Gurasoen kontroleko lanabesa Erraz instalatzen den filtro bat da. PCaren segurtasunaren analisi zerbitzua Zerbitzu honek zure ekipoaren segurtasunaren berri ematen dizu, eta zenbait gomendio ematen dizkizu topatzen dituen arazoak konpontzeko +info Prestakuntza edukiak Interneti buruzko kontzeptu nagusien gaineko informazio praktikoa izango duzu: sistema operatiboa nola eguneratu, zer ote den firewall bat, birusen aurkako bat, nola babestu zuren ordenagailua zabor postaren aurrean eta abar.

Actividades para trabajar la Identidad Digital en las aulas Lo prometido es deuda. Como os he dicho en presencial y en red a más de uno de vosotros, desde hace un tiempo el tema de las redes sociales me interesa especialmente. Tanto desde el punto de vista de la reflexión personal, como desde el punto de vista profesional que es evidente. Sobre este particular, desde hace un par de años, desde mi grupo de Investigación, y en concreto con mis compañeras Trinidad Rodríguez Cifuentes e Isabel Gutiérrez Porlán, estamos llevando a cabo trabajo en los centros de secundaria y algo en tercer ciclo de primaria. Aquí os encontráis un poco de la historia de dicho trabajo. Como consecuencia del mismo, hemos venido poniendo en marcha y desarrollando actividades en las aulas que nos han resultado muy interesantes para nosotras y que, a la vez, han despertado gran interés entre los alumnos. Follow me¿Qué dices de mí? Dichas actividades hacen parte básicamente de dos publicaciones: Castañeda, L.; Gutiérrez, I. & Rodríguez, M. Gutierrez, I. y Castañeda, L. (2010).