October 12, 2011
Topics: Gaming

Gaming, Kids, and Responsible Parenting: A Tech-Savvy Dad?s Point of View

A bNetS@vvy Interview with parent Rich Wood.


Q: You are a father who is savvy about and enjoys online technology, like gaming. Tell us about your tech knowledge and how it compares to that of your sons.

A: I’ve spent the last 20 years in front of a computer. I first used Apple Macintoshes when they debuted in 1984. I like digital gadgets of all kinds. iPods, GPS, digital cameras. I’m on Facebook. I really want a supercool smartphone.

Yet my two sons, ages 10 and 13, are...

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October 12, 2011
Topics: Gaming

Kids Explain: Why We Like Online/Video Games

girl at computer

Do you like playing video games with friends or by yourself?

Maddie: I like playing video games, usually with my friends. I don’t like it when it’s just me alone. I like to have the video game that I am playing be more social. So maybe when I go to a party or something we all have a Guitar Hero tournament. Or maybe we will play each other in a Wii tennis match. Games are more fun that way.

Henry: I love playing video games. I like it when I play by myself. That way I can concentrate on the game. I think...

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October 12, 2011
Topics: Privacy

Proctecting Your Child From A Distance

Parents who want to protect their children online may look to filtering and blocking software for services for help. With the expansion of mobile devices, options can be confusing. One of the options you may want to consider is KidSafe.

We recently conducted an interview with James Boccarossa of KidSafe. He shared with us the details of what KidSafe has to offer parents and how they are interested in maintaining the safety of kids and ensuring they are...

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October 12, 2011
Topics: Privacy

"Mike-Tosis"

Mike-tosis

NetSmartz® Workshop is a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®. NetSmartz partnered with Sprint to create NSTeens.org, a website with Internet safety resources for tweens. The newest NSTeens video, "Mike-Tosis" helps tweens understand how quickly and how widely information may be disseminated via online applications and cell phones. When children put personal or inappropriate information online, they run the risk of having it spread throughout their schools, communities, or even...

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October 12, 2011
Topics: Privacy

Chatroulette: What's NEXTed?

Imagine that you are sitting at your computer and stumble upon a site that gives you the ability to chat live with your friends, but your "friends" are actually strangers. Here's how it works: the site matches you randomly with a complete stranger, with whom you can chat via web cam or instant message. You see and hear them as if they are right in front of you.

Now imagine that you are a 14-year-old girl and that "friend" is a twenty-something- year- old couple engaged in inappropriate behavior. You click the button that says "next" and are...

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