Ransomware and other Online Threats

Beyond the constant threat of new viruses, many other types of threats on the Internet are now becoming much more common. Anyone that is not alert today can suffer from threats ranging from unintentionally putting their work colleagues in difficult situations to downright extortion. In the last few years, we have seen these online threats […]

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How to create a private Facebook group

To create a private Facebook group, create the group and set the privacy to closed or secret, depending on your preference. In a closed group, only current members can see what is posted, but anyone can ask or be invited to join, and anyone can see the group’s name and members. A secret group is completely […]

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Instagram Safety

Instagram is a free photo, video and social network service that is used by people of all ages; however, it is especially popular with teenagers. Students use it to capture special moments, but also to carry on conversations —using photos, filters, comments, captions, emoticons, hashtags and links elsewhere to talk about things and share interests. It runs on mobile devices like smart phones, iPads […]

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Facebook Safety

Facebook is a free social network service that is used by people of all ages. It has become extremely popular as it makes it easy for anyone to connect and share photos, comments, video and more with family and friends online. For many, having a Facebook account is now an expected part of being online, much like […]

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YouTube Safety

YouTube, owned by Google, is a free video and social network service that is used by people of all ages. Videos of all categories can be found there, whether it is for education, entertainment or inspiration. For many teenagers, YouTube has become a replacement for regular cable. It’s has become the goto place to look up their […]

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Social Media Guidelines for Students

Below are general guidelines that will help both parents and students understand what is expected of anyone using the Internet. Only follow people you know personally. Always show an adult any message or post that makes me feel uncomfortable or threatened. Never share any personal information about yourself, such as your age, where you live, and where […]

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Instagram Safety

Instagram is a free photo, video and social network service that is used by people of all ages; however, it is especially popular with teenagers. Students use it to capture special moments, but also to carry on conversations —using photos, filters, comments, captions, emoticons, hashtags and links elsewhere to talk about things and share interests. It runs on mobile devices like smart phones, iPads […]

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