A Step In The Right Direction

A Step In The Right Direction

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/30/22702117/epic-games-children-privacy-safety-kids-web-services-free Unless you don’t have a preteen or teenager living in your home, then you are probably aware of an online game called Fortnite.  Fortnite was created by Epic Games...

A Step In The Right Direction

Apple – Can You Trust?

https://www.techtransparencyproject.org/articles/apples-app-store-loopholes-put-children-risk The fact that images of child sexual abuse are prevalent across the internet is, unfortunately, not a new reality.  What is new, is the announcement by Apple of what their...

A Step In The Right Direction

The Price of In-Game Spending

https://www.wsj.com/articles/you-spent-1-500-on-virtual-bazookas-kids-are-splurging-on-digital-goods-11563291006?mod=article_inline When we were growing up, my cousins would go to the 7-Eleven every Saturday morning and spend their entire allowance on candy.  But...

Apps To Help College Students Cope

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/young-americans-created-apps-address-mental-health-crisis/story?id=76183076 Most all of us have experienced some form of angst or even depression over the past year.  With all of the closures due to COVID-19, we’ve been forced to...

Avoid Phishing Attacks

https://www.gearbrain.com/how-to-thwart-phishing-attacks-2652620510.html My husband is an avid fisherman.  He can throw a line into the water all day long and patiently wait for that one fish to swim up and take the bait.  The concept is the same for those who phish...

The Aftermath of Cyberbullying

https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2021/05/27/train-up-to-help-victims-of-cyberbullying It seems that every time we turn around, we read of another teen suicide related to cyberbullying.  In many of these cases, the parents and teachers were unaware of...

It’s Time to Hang Up and Hang Out

https://www.wptv.com/rebound/palm-beach-county-native-creates-social-media-app-to-combat-isolation-on-college-campuses When social media made its entrance, the mission was to make the world more open and connected.  While it’s true that social media does provide...