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Safety Guidelines Before Your Children Go Online

On July 8, members of an Internet safety task force banded together to develop a set of recommended practices for companies in the Internet industry in a report entitled, “PointSmart.ClickSafe: Recommendations for Best Practices”.The coalition advocates online safety with a strong emphasis on media literacy and education for parents, educators, and children.Prescribed goals in education include: professional development for teachers, curriculum development to increase student digital literacy,…

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The Web's Most Dangerous Search Terms (Malware Prevention)

It's hard to manage thousands of student computers and monitor the online activities of students. Downloads, website visits, and installations can make your computers vulnerable to security breaches and malicious programming.That's why it is important to set guidelines with students on the first day of tech-oriented classes to ensure they are aware of online threats like clickjacking (a malicious technique of tricking web users into revealing confidential information or taking control of their…

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What Exactly Are Kids Doing Online? (Popular Websites for Children)

Online Activities of Children Under 11Children of this age range mainly use the internet for fun, gaming, email, chatting and instant messaging, according to Dina Demner a researcher at the University of Maryland who published a report in 2001 titled “Children on the Internet.” This age group accounts for nearly 10% of internet users (Media Metrix).Most popular sites:PBS for KidsHas games, colouring books and videos especially for young children.All Things DisneyFocuses on games and videos…

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We welcome input for our new Internet Safety reviews resource

Hey everyone!We will be launching our upcoming web safety resource on KiwiCommons.com called Kiwi Reviews.Kiwi Reviews was created to provide our readers with in-depth product, software and book reviews, in addition to the editorials, late-breaking news and resources available on the site. It will be useful for tech users, parents, and educators.The bi-weekly reviews will be conducted by Kiwi Commons staff, third party experts and the Kiwi Commons online community.Various products will be…

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