A Platform For Good

December 22, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post. Well, it’s probably because a lot has happened in those two years. My then infant daughter is now a full fledged toddler and I’ve also been working as the Director of Technology at an independent school to “pay the bills” while trying to assess the marketplace for online safety.

But I am going to try to pick things up again beginning with this great new resource for parents, teachers and teens called “a platform for good.” I love the idea of this site. The idea is that technology should be seen as a place for good and not for evil, and one way we make that happen is by teaching parents and teachers, as well as teens themselves, how to share online in safe and responsible ways.

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Copyright Laws for Kids

November 9, 2009 at 3:01 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Here is a great interactive cartoon that introduces kids to the concepts of copyrights, public domain, fair use and related topics. This is part of being safe online – ensuring that children and students are good digital citizens observing appropriate digital etiquette.

Copyright Interactive

An interactive cartoon about copyright law

Sext Ed

May 11, 2009 at 11:55 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sext EdParents & Teachers: Are teens learning all they need to know about sex and relationships at home or in school? If not, you should be aware that there are many services out there for teens to get the answers to questions they have. Many services exist where they can choose from a list of selected questions, but some new services are also appearing where students can text a question to a live service and get personalized one-on-one answers to their individualized questions. This may not be a bad thing if you find it hard to talk to them about this topic, but you should be aware that the service exists because you may or may not agree with the answers. You can learn more by reading “When the Cell Phone Teaches Sex Education“.

Internet and Cell Phone Safety

April 23, 2009 at 7:35 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Here is a new video designed as a wake up call for parents regarding internet and cell phone safety.

If you are concerned and want to know more about how to protect your children or your students, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

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