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October 10, 2011

Reasons to use Facebook in the classroom

From an educator's viewpoint, Facebook? can be a very touchy topic. Its seems as if many educators have a love/hate relationship for Facebook.? It's a great social networking tool on a personal level.? Facebook helps maintain lost friendships, encourages connections with distant relatives and allows us to share important updates with those we don't see often.? But does it have a place in the classroom? Many school administrators find that social networking has no place in the classroom but that couldn't be father from the truth. Facebook, and the Internet, can offer many useful...

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October 10, 2011
Topics: Safety

8-year-old hacks past school?s firewall??

The issue of safety at school has increasingly become a concern for parents, especially given the number of bullying and cyberbullying incidents that occur. But how safe is your child when the school's Internet firewall has been tampered with? It's probably something most of us don't think about but read what happened at an Elementary school in New York. What can parents do to prevent this from happening?

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October 10, 2011

Tips your kids can use to fight bullies

If you're looking for ways to protect your tweens from cyberbullying, Common Sense Media has a few great tips that tweens can try at home or at school. It's important that tweens feel like they can fight their own battles so let's give them tools to feel empowered. You can check out the tips here.

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October 10, 2011
Topics: Safety

Easy S.U.M.M.E.R. Safety Tips

Summer is in full effect and although most tweens are taking a break from school, they are likely not taking a break from their online activities. In the midst of summer vacations and time spent outside of the house, remember that the Internet is mobile for most tweens...on their mobile phones. This is why it's important to find ways to keep them safe even during the summer. The organization Enough is Enough has created a cool

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October 10, 2011

Technology tips for back-to-school

School is back in session for many students and some parents are reinstating those it's a school night rules. As always Common Sense Media has great ideas on how to set boundaries and also enforce digital responsibility for tweens. See what tips they suggest for cell phones, TV and social media usage during the school year.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/new/readers-best-back-school-advice

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