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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Relentless coverage threatens to diminish bullying — especially to a teen audience that has its share of victims
Here's the thing about directing our attention so fully and passionately toward bullying: The people most affected by it are sick of talking about it.
Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/life/sc-fam-1127-teen-bully-20121127,0,487384.story
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Published on Thursday November 22, 2012
Jeff Green and Karissa Donkin
Five Brampton high school students have been suspended for tweets sent after school hours that the board has characterized as malicious, explicitly sexual and violent in nature.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
FOSI Launches Teach Parents Tech Video Series
Yesterday on the first day of the 2012 FOSI Annual Conference, we launched Teach Parents Tech - an exciting new video series for parents!
On A Platform for Good, FOSI's newest initiative, we polled parents on their top technology concerns, and now the results are in. The videos are based on what real parents told us they wanted to know more about - from social media and apps to privacy settings.
Take a look at our new Teach Parents Tech videos on A Platform for Good!
The best part about these videos: the teens are the ones doing the teaching. The videos feature teens talking to parents about current technology topics and services.
But parents won't only be interacting with the teens on-screen. Teach Parents Tech also gives them the opportunity to connect with their own teens and other parents about what they've learned!
The feature allows parents to comment and discuss the videos, share their knowledge on social media or via email, and have conversations with their own teens about what they've seen. And, after completing any one of these actions, parents will be able to award themselves a virtual badge.
Watch and share our videos and get your virtual Teach Parents badge today!
Look for more updates from this year's conference in the coming weeks and follow #fosi2012 for the latest news from the event.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
|November 14, 2012|
New Study Shows Significant Gaps in Perceptions about Teens' Online Behavior
Parents and Teens Differ on Perceived Dangers, Both Take Steps to Protect Privacy and Security
WASHINGTON, DC - Research released today by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) (FOSI) explores the online generation gap between parents and teens and reveals a number of disparities in their views about online safety. These gaps in perception demonstrate that great advancements can and should be made to improve communication between parents and teens about online behavior. The nationwide online survey polled 511 teens and 500 parents who access the Internet and was conducted by Hart Research Associates, an independent research company.
Key survey findings include:
The survey was released at FOSI's annual conference and was made possible with the support of Google and Microsoft Corp. For more information about the survey and the annual conference, please visit the Annual Conference 2012 page on the FOSI website. Follow the conference on Twitter: #fosi2012.
The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization that works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. FOSI convenes leaders in industry, government and non-profit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions and policies in the field of online safety. Through research, resources, events and special projects, FOSI promotes a culture of responsibility online and encourages a sense of digital citizenship for all. FOSI's members include: AOL, AT&T, BAE Systems Detica, BT Retail, Comcast, Disney, Entertainment Software Association, Facebook, France Telecom, Google, GSM Association, Microsoft, Mind Candy, Motion Picture Association of America, NCTA, Nominum, Optenet, Sprint, Symantec, Time Warner Cable, Telefónica, The Cyber Guardian, The Wireless Foundation, Verizon and Yahoo!. For more information, visit www.fosi.org.
About Hart Research Associates
Founded in 1971, Hart Research Associates is one of the leading survey research firms in the United States and has been at the cutting edge of change in the field of public opinion for more than three decades. In that time, Hart Research Associates has conducted well over 5,000 public opinion surveys and has administered and analyzed interviews among more than three million individuals. Hart Research Associates has also undertaken more than 5,000 focus group sessions. To learn more, please visit the Hart Research Associates website.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Dave is an extremely gifted clairvoyant who finds out specific financial information. This video reveals the magic behind the magic, making people aware of the fact that their entire life can be found online. And by doing so urging everybody to be vigilant. Tips for using online banking more safely can be found at http://safeinternetbanking.be
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
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