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Safety and Parental Control

Risks of Social Media

Thumbnail image for Risks of Social Media by Barbara J. Feldman September 10, 2012

Hi Mrs. Feldman, I have two daughters, 10 and 12. My 12 year old daughter recently reconnected with a friend she knew from 3rd grade and we took her to the movies with us 2 weekends ago. When I told one of my friends about the outing she pulled me aside and showed me the […]

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Learning Digital Safety

Thumbnail image for Learning Digital Safety by Barbara J. Feldman August 25, 2012

Digital Passport is a new online training program for upper elementary grades, that teaches students the ins-and-outs of online safety. Free to teachers, it uses online games and video, along with classroom activities to teach “digital safety, respect, and community.” Students earn points toward a Digital Passport. And teachers can view student progress, through a […]

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How to Use OpenDNS to Implement Parental Controls

by Barbara J. Feldman October 18, 2011

OpenDNS is a unique parental control system for the Internet that doesn’t just work on your computer. Once setup, it also will restrict access (according to your settings) for WiFi connected phones, gaming consoles and tablet computers. Gary Rosenzweig of explains how to use OpenDNS to implement parental Internet filtering in the following video.

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Data Leak at Facebook Compromises Users Information

by Barbara J. Feldman May 31, 2011

Facebook users learned of a data leak earlier this month, when Symantec released details about how advertisers and other third-parties had inadvertent access to your personal information. The bottom line is that by changing your Facebook password now you can stop any additional private information from being leaked.

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How To Identify Safe Websites Using the URL

by Barbara J. Feldman April 13, 2011

Understanding URL addresses is an important part of online security. When evaluating a link, how do you differentiate the domain name from the rest of the link? For example, does go to What about To learn the ins-and-outs of link security read Ask Leo’s phishing article “How do I know that this […]

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Invasion of Privacy

by Barbara J. Feldman November 10, 2010

Internet privacy is a hot topic, but do you know exactly how much detail about your life is available online? At this site Attack Vector IT specialist Matt takes us step-by-step into gathering private data about a person, starting with just an email address and an IP address (both of which can be found on […]

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