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Safe And Fun Online Chatting

by Barbara J. Feldman August 28, 2007

Chat rooms are popular places for a reason. It is a lot of fun to chat with friends and to stay in contact with people that you would not otherwise be able to communicate with. Chat rooms are great places to connect with other people who have the same interests as you. Some even find […]

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How to Avoid Cyber Bullying

by Barbara J. Feldman July 11, 2007

Peer pressure is a driving force when we are young. Although we may not be the ones who start rumors, we may help them along by sharing in on gossip or forwarding an insulting email. Cyber bullying is completely avoidable. If you want cyber bullying to stop, you have to refuse to pass along cyber […]

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Need to Know: Internet Safety in the Classroom

by Barbara J. Feldman July 11, 2007

Internet safety is a concern that many parents have. Children are becoming victims of exploitation, and deceptive predators are gaining their trust. Internet safety is difficult enough to manage at home. But tackling this issue in our schools may be even more difficult. It is interesting to note that based on a 2005-2006 study, 93% […]

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Protect Yourself From Viruses When Using Chat Rooms

by Barbara J. Feldman July 10, 2007

Having a home computer can sometimes create a false sense of security for us who use chat rooms and other forms of communication on the Internet. We think that because it is in our house it must be secure from outside threats, just as our possessions are when we lock our doors to the outside […]

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Protecting Your Identity in Chat Rooms

by Barbara J. Feldman July 10, 2007

Chat rooms may seem like relatively safe places to meet people and to carry on conversations because you never have to actually meet the other person. The anonymity of chatting online has definite appeal. However, many people have a false sense of security when they chat online. A motivated predator needs very little information in […]

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Avoiding Predators in Chat Rooms

by Barbara J. Feldman July 10, 2007

The best way to avoid predators in chat rooms is to be educated concerning the threats that they are to us. Internet predators seek to take advantage of the false sense of security that so many of us have when we are online. A lack of understanding of the technology of spyware and hackers allows […]

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