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New LDS Church Videos Promote Safe Driving

New LDS Church Videos Promote Safe Driving

The Church’s Safety and Health page has published resources to promote safe driving: Several humorous videos about eating, dancing, applying make-up, and talking on the phone Numbers about distracted driving Myths and Truths about distracted driving When You’re...
Guarding Your Personal Information Online

Guarding Your Personal Information Online

I recently wrote about FamilyTreeNow, an online people search site that bills itself as a family history site. In that article, I explained how easy it is for people to find detailed, personal information about you and your family members, such as ages, birth dates,...
Parental Settings for Online and Social Accounts

Parental Settings for Online and Social Accounts

Did you know that about 90% of children by age 16 have seen pornography online—and most while doing their homework? Many parents aren’t aware how easy it is for their children to accidentally see inappropriate things online. This article includes videos to show...
How to Opt Out of FamilyTreeNow

How to Opt Out of FamilyTreeNow

FamilyTreeNow.com bills itself as a free family tree and genealogy research site, but beware. Although you can create and save family tree charts, there are no biographies or family history stories. The site really is not much more than a people finder. It searches...
Parenting the Internet Generation

Parenting the Internet Generation

Did your son or daughter get a new mobile device for Christmas? If so, have you talked with them about using it appropriately and avoiding inappropriate things? Here are a few tips that may help: Family Safeguards Has your family discussed together the benefits and...
Family Safeguards for Using Technology

Family Safeguards for Using Technology

The Church booklet Safeguards for Using Technology is used to train missionaries on the appropriate use of technology. This booklet is now available for parents to use in teaching their children how to be safe with technology. You can get a printed copy or find it in...
Phishing

Phishing

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month—time to focus on safer ways to shop, search, socialize, and do everything else online. Throughout the month I’ve been posting articles to remind you of best practices for online activities. Phishing is when...
Staying Safe on Social Networks

Staying Safe on Social Networks

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month—time to focus on safer ways to shop, search, socialize, and do everything else online. Throughout the month I’ll post articles to remind you of best practices for online activities. Facebook, Twitter, Google+,...
The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security

The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month—time to focus on safer ways to shop, search, socialize, and do everything else online. Throughout the month I’ll post articles to remind you of best practices for online activities. The infographic below is from...
Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month—time to focus on safer ways to shop, search, socialize, and do everything else online. Throughout the month I’ll post articles to remind you of best practices for online activities. The...
Online Password Safety

Online Password Safety

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month—time to focus on safer ways to shop, search, socialize, and do everything else online. Throughout the month I’ll post articles to remind you of best practices for online activities. This article reviews safe...
Social Media Certification

Social Media Certification

The Voice of Scouting has created a Social Media Certification as one of their new interactive online courses for a new age of Scouting. Have you ever been on Facebook and wondered how you got where you were? How about pin hopping on Pinterest; where was that first...
Think Before You Share

Think Before You Share

Facebook and MediaSmarts have teamed up to publish a white paper “Think Before You Share.” We always hear that sharing is a good thing. And thanks to technology, we can share our ideas, opinions, pictures, and videos with our friends and others. Most of...

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