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Back-2-School: Addressing Cyberbullying at School

Cyberbullying has become a significant issue as Juniors and Seniors are becoming progressively reliant on technology for both educational and social use. Many suggestions to combat cyberbullying are out there, but because of the complexity of this issue there will never be one size fits approach to cyberbullying. Although the subject of cyberbullying is still …

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How To Help Someone That Is Experiencing Online Abuse – Tips from Twitter

Being the target of online abuse is not easy. If someone you know is being affected by online abuse, here are some ways that might help, or make the situation easier for them – Twitter Try to understand Just because the abuse is happening online, doesn’t make it any less real. If a friend or …

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10 Questions Every Parent Needs To Ask Their Teen About Instagram

Instagram partnered with Social Media and Education Expert Ana Homayoun, M.A., P.P.S., author of Social Media Wellness, to create a set of 10 questions Parents (and Educators) can use to guide a conversation with Teens about Instagram. Their intention is that these questions are used to learn more about how Teens are using Instagram, and …

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Staying Safe on WhatsApp – Tips for Educators

WhatsApp has a dedicated safety portal and provides regular updates on its Terms of Service and new App Features. Below are some of their safety tips for Parents, Educators and Users alike: Terms of Service One way we help you stay safe on WhatsApp is through our Terms of Service. Our Terms of Service set …

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5 Important Do’s and 5 Wise Don’ts for the Youth on Social Media

Do’s: 1. Be authentic – use a genuine profile picture, be honest in your bio and always tell the truth in your posts. 2. Understand the social media platforms you use – familiarize yourself with platform-specific features like geotagging and privacy. 3. Be respectful – Your opinion is not always the correct one, be respectful …

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Online Grooming: Tips To Keep Your Children Safe On Social Media

Social Media is the perfect hunting ground for potential kidnappers Kids are spending more time indoors and the way they socialize is changing. As parents, we think we are keeping our kids safe by keeping them in the house under our watchful gaze. But how safe are they really? Time spent with friends outside of …

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Instagram 101: A Comprehensive Guide For Parents and Educators

Instagram is a social media app used by more than one billion people around the world to share photos, videos and messages. Whether it’s through Stories, Feed, Live, IGTV (an app from Instagram that lets users share longer videos) or Direct, teens use Instagram to celebrate big milestones, share everyday moments, keep in touch with …

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Online Safety – Key Terms and Definitions Every Parent and Educator Should Know

Acronyms 2DAY Today 4EAE For ever and ever ADN Any day now ADR Address AEAP As early as possible AFAIK As far as I know AFK Away from keyboard ALAP As late as possible ASL Age/sex/location ATM At the moment BFN Bye for now BOL Be on later BRB Be right back BTW By the …

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CPW2019 – Child Protection Week 2019 [South Africa]

“Protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse is not only a basic value but also an obligation clearly set out in Article 28 of the South African Constitution.” National Child Protection Week (CPW) is observed in South Africa annually [ 2 – 9 June] to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in …

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How can I set a good example for my children when I am addicted to social media?

The first step to overcoming any sort of addiction is admitting that you have a problem and you need help to solve or rather overcome the addiction. It may come as a shock to many but internet/social media addiction is becoming a big issue in our society and it is affecting us all. If you …

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