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October 13, 2011

SexTechnology: What do teens have to say?

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy interviewed teens from the Nation’s capital about their feelings on sexuality and technology. The DC Teen Advisory Group talks about their experiences with sexting and the use of technology within their peer group.

The DC Teen Advisory Group consists of Washington D.C. area teens who serve as a focus group for the organization. Their goal is to prevent teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy with young adults, while promoting responsible behavior...

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October 13, 2011

Which Social Media Site Is Your Child Visiting?

These days tweens are masters at navigating the Internet. Have you ever wondered what they do for hours and where they go while online? Well bNetS@vvy has compiled a list of social networking sites that may be popular with your tween. As a parent or guardian it is important to understand the guidelines and rules associated with each site. Some social networking sites have age limits; others are open for any age group and may post information in appropriate for underage viewers. Most social media sites have chat features so it is important that tweens understand the dangers that may...

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October 13, 2011

Adults Who Can't Kick the Social Tech Habit

As parents and educators, we worry about children who spend too much of their days in front of a screen — a TV, computer, or smartphone. According to a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, kids ages 8-18 spend 10 hours and 45 minutes per week “media multi-tasking,” and the result for many is a decline in grades and an uptick in troubled behavior.

To help combat this trend, parents are urged to...

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October 13, 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.

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October 13, 2011

President Obama proclaims October Cybersecurity Awareness Month

It is officially October and today the President has declared October 2011 Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

We often forget how inundated we can get with our day-to-day online activites. It’s second nature to chat online, make purchases online or send confidential content through cyberspace. No matter how common these activites can be for us, we must always remember that we should act responsibly when posting content and personal information online.

The White House has implemented their

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