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10 Back to School Tech Tips for Families

KidsPrivacy is back from summer break and scrambling to get ready for school. Like many families, the easy days of summer led to a softening of rules especially around tech. Without the pressure of homework and bedtime, phone chargers crept upstairs and screen time became all the time. For us, September is the month of…

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10 Security Tips for Kids

I received another reminder on the importance of security. In the mail was a new credit card followed by a letter from Costco Photo about the potential for stolen data. While these reminders are discouraging, there are steps everyone can take to reduce the likelihood of thieves accessing personal information. By everyone, I mean children as well. Cybercriminals…

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10 Tips from Data Privacy Day Champions

Data Privacy Day is January 28. Every year, governments, businesses, nonprofits and individuals come together to share how people can protect their privacy and control their digital footprint online. Over 200 organizations have signed on as Data Privacy Champions including KidsPrivacy. To kick off Data Privacy Day, I have 10 privacy tips from some of these…

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Talking to your Teen about the Snapchat Hack

Although you may have lost sleep over the Target breach, chances are it barely registered with your teen. The breach that should concern them is Snapchat. One of the reasons teens flock to Snapchat is privacy. Here, they can send funny photos and silly messages to their friends that disappear. Teens can have fun without…

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Teaching Kids to Spot Trouble is the Best Security

For the last 10 years, Homeland Security in partnership with other government agencies has declared October National CyberSecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). During this month, nonprofits, business, government and individuals join together to share how people can protect their devices and information in the digital world. For kids and teens, the best security is teaching them…