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2011-07-26 09:00:00

Advisory Board Includes Internet Safety Expert Parry Aftab, Former Secretary of Homeland Security and Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge, and Professional Poker Player Greg Raymer WASHINGTON, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FairPlayUSA announced the formation of their coalition, which will educate policymakers and the public on the broad public policy interests raised by the current ambiguous laws in the U.S. that have led to millions of Americans gambling on the Internet....

2010-06-22 10:30:00

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Girl Scouts of the USA: Event: In testimony to the U.S. House Healthy Families and Communities Subcommittee, Girl Scout Dominique Napolitano of West Islip, New York, will discuss cyberbullying from a teenager's perspective. As part of her presentation to the subcommittee chaired by U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Dominique will explore the challenges young people face in navigating life online and dealing...

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2010-06-11 05:45:00

The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is joining Facebook in an effort to promote Internet safety through a set of online tools and resources for children, schools and parents. The PTA will work together with the largest social networking website to build a program to provide information and support about issues including Internet security, moral online citizenship and cyber-bullying. Officials do not have a lot of detail about what kinds of resources they plan to offer through their...

2010-04-13 06:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In its latest effort to build and sustain a trusted environment for its 400 million users worldwide, Facebook today launched a completely redesigned Safety Center (www.facebook.com/safety) with new resources designed to inform parents, educators, teens, and members of the law enforcement community about Facebook's tools for staying safe while using the service. The initiative is the first major collaboration between Facebook and its global...

2009-12-06 21:00:00

PAL ALTO, Calif., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As the latest step in its commitment to improve safety on Facebook and across the Web, today the company announced the formation of the Facebook Safety Advisory Board, a group of five leading Internet safety organizations from North America and Europe that will serve in a consultative capacity to the company on issues related to online safety. The five organizations on the board are Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, WiredSafety, Childnet...

2009-12-03 07:02:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV today unveiled "A THIN LINE," a new multi-year initiative to empower America's youth to identify, respond to and stop the spread of digital abuse. Digital abuse is an emerging issue that includes behaviors like "sexting," cyberbullying and digital dating abuse. According to a new study released today by MTV and The Associated Press exploring the full scope of digital abuse, 50 percent of 14 - 24 year olds have been the target of some form of digital...

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2009-09-05 12:00:00

Parents who install software sold under the Sentry and FamilySafe brands to monitor their kids' online activities may be unknowingly permitting the developer to collect and sell marketing data about their children, according to an Associated Press report on Friday. The software brands in question, developed by Syosset, NY-based EchoMetrix Inc., can read private chats conducted through Yahoo, MSN, AOL and other services.  This information can then be sent back to the company and offered...

2009-03-04 13:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Wired Kids and WiredSafety.org honored Microsoft Corp. with four awards at the Ninth Annual Wired Kids Summit in Washington, D.C. Microsoft was honored for Industry Leadership in Cybersafety, Best of the Web, Safe Gaming and WiredSafety's Technology Excellence Award. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) The Wired Kids Summit is held each year by WiredSafety's expert Tweenangels and Teenangels. Teenangels are a group of...

2009-02-11 09:16:00

Teens Are the Teachers in New Internet Safety Project NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Girl Scouts of the USA and Microsoft Corp. joined forces to create LMK (text speak for "let me know") -- an online safety resource where girls are the technology experts on subjects that are often best discussed at a teen-to-teen level, like cyberbullying, predators and social networking. This girl-led campaign allows girls to share their online concerns with peer "tech-perts" about the issues...

2008-10-22 09:00:18

About two-thirds of mothers of teens in the United States are just as, or more, concerned about their teenagers' online safety, such as from threatening emails or solicitation by online sexual predators, as they are about drunk driving (62 per cent) and experimenting with drugs (65 per cent), according to new research released today by Internet security company McAfee, Inc. This fear is supported by the McAfee study, which revealed that 52 per cent of teens have given out personal...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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