Most people don’t realize that smartphones broadcast location information to everyone who sees your picture online. This can include unsavory persons such as stalkers, pedophiles, and other criminals. To learn more please visit our Dangers of Geotagging page.
Unfortunately pictures posted online can take on a life of their own. An intimate or inappropriate picture uploaded to a social networking site like FaceBook, Twitter, MySpace, etc can haunt someone for years to come even if the picture has been removed. Please view the following public service announcement.
Article from YoursphereForParents.com If it’s a situation of cyberbullying, here’s what you and your child can do. No matter what, don’t respond to the bully. That’s what they want. Make copies of the bullying so it’s documented. Learn how. Print out the copies and either mail or bring them to the parents’ house to show […]
Bryan Bowers interviews Jayne Hitchcock with Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA). Jayne is a nationally recognized expert in helping prevent cyber stalking and cyber bullying. This is the first in a two part series. Listen as they discuss the following topics relating to cyber stalking: How cyber stalking propelled her into the security industry […]
Article from YoursphereForParents.com 1. The first thing you’ll want to do is find the Settings button on your home screen – 2. Once you’ve clicked that, look for the “General” tab on the left side. From there you’ll see the “Restrictions” option—click it. 3. At the top, you’ll want to click “Enable Restrictions”. This will […]
Bryan Bowers interviews Mary Kay Hoal, with YourSphere Media. Mary Kay is a nationally recognized expert in child Internet safety and was recently featured on the ABC News show 20/20. This is the last in a three part series. Listen as they discuss the following topics relating to social media privacy for children: How a […]
Article from http://internet-safety.yoursphere.com First, find the System Preferences icon on your desktop and click on it. It looks like this: Now look for “Accounts” and click that. You’ll be taken to a screen where you can modify or add users to the computer. In order to set parental controls, your child will need their […]
Bryan Bowers interviews Mary Kay Hoal, with YourSphere Media. Mary Kay is a nationally recognized expert in child Internet safety and was recently featured on the ABC News show 20/20. This is the second in a three part series. Listen as they discuss the following topics relating to the dangers of geotagging: An explanation of […]
Do you remember all those quizzes you took in Facebook? Do you realize that each one of those apps is silently collecting information about you every day and feeding it to marketers? We just discovered a new service which analyzes every app in your FaceBook account and gives you a detailed report on: Information collected […]
A 14 year old boy in the the United Kingdom initially shrugged off the messages he received from a cyber bully. But, as the cyber bullying continued, his confidence lagged and his sense of self-worth diminished. After a year of continuous cyber bullying, the youth began a campaign of self harm called cutting. This involves […]