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Links related to our online safety seminar.

Why choose Bsecure CloudCare 6.0 online family protection software?

  • Because, as a parent, you decide what is appropriate content for your child to view.
    • Bsecure 6 blocks pornographic and malware content (Always ON) and enables you to control up to 50+ additional website categories.
  • Because a good parent needs to know where their child is, and what they are doing, 24/7 online.
    • Bsecure 6 provides a Summary Reporting screen that shows at-a-glance, what sites they are visiting, what sites they tried to access and where they are spending most of their time.
  • Because parents are busy with the complexities of everyday life, and need tools to help them keep track of, and alerted to, Internet dangers to their family.
    • Bsecure 6 sends Alerts to you via text message and email

    How to configure your Facebook Privacy Settings

    This YouTube video should explain how to change your Facebook setting to better protect what people can see on your Facebook page.

    Cell phone safety tips

    From ConnectSafely.org

    Mobile safety in general. Just as in chat rooms and social sites, kids need to think about who they text and talk with. They should never text/talk about sex with strangers. Phones should only be used to communicate with people they know in the real world.

    Bullying by phone. Since young people’s social lives increasingly fold in cell phones as well as the Web, cyberbullying and harassment have gone mobile too. Talk with your kids about how the same manners and ethics you’ve always taught them apply on phones and the Web as in “real life.”

    Mobile social networking. Many social sites have a feature that allows users to check their profiles and post comments from their phones. That means some teens can do social networking literally anywhere, in which case any filter you may have installed on a home computer does nothing to block social networking. Talk with your teens about where they’re accessing their profiles or blogs from and whether they’re using the same good sense about how they’re social networking on their phones.

    Social mapping. More and more cell phones have GPS technology installed, which means teens who have these phones can pinpoint their friends’ physical location – or be pinpointed by their friends. Talk with your kids about using such technology and advise them to use it only with friends they know in person.

    Media-sharing by phone. Most mobile phones we use today have cameras, some videocams – and teens love to share media with friends on all types of mobile devices. There is both a personal-reputation and -safety aspect to this. Talk with your teens about never letting other people photograph or film them in embarrassing or inappropriate situations (and vice versa). They need to understand their own and others’ privacy rights in sharing photos and videos via cell phones.

    ‘Smart phones.’ We’ve already been over many smart- or 3G-phone features above, but remember they usually include the Web. That means more and more people can access all that the Web offers, appropriate or not, on their phones as well as computers. Mobile carriers are beginning to offer filtering for the content available on their services, but they have no control over what’s on the Web. Parents of younger kids might want to consider turning off Web access and turning on filtering if they’re concerned about access to adult content.

    Text messaging costs. On some mobile services, a single text message can cost 15 cents to send and a couple of cents to receive. Check to see if your carrier has flat-rate texting that can be included in your child’s or family’s service plan; otherwise your teens could be using up their entire college fund.

    Free GPS tracking sites.

    During my seminar recently i talked about free sites that will allow you to track your phone using the phones internal GPS. Here is one site that i am currently using that might help you track locations of your phone your kids phone and or company cell phones.

    InstaMapper

    http://www.instamapper.com/