Internet Safety

7 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information With Facebook

Meg Sinclair | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Meg Sinclair

With all the wild rumours circulating about Facebook, it's sometimes hard to know what to believe. Will we start to charge people money to use our service? No. Do you have to copy and paste that scary legal message your friends are sharing? No, that's just a good old fashioned Internet hoax. But there are a few steps you can take on Facebook to protect your personal information, and we're more than happy to share.

'Tis the Season...for Identity Theft

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Schwartz

It's the most wonderful time of the year -- especially for online scammers. With holiday shopping also comes the downside of scams that are aimed at frugal shoppers trying to stretch their dollars. Contrary to the season of giving, these fraudulent tricks are aimed at taking your identity and financial information, and for scammers to thrive.

There's Something Catholic About YouTube Confessions

Michael Harris | Posted 09.27.2014 | Canada Living
Michael Harris

Recently, I spent a glum and rainy afternoon scrolling through a couple dozen YouTube testimonials from bullied and traumatized youths. I found that the narrative tradition these videos most closely resemble is not a literary one at all -- it's the Catholic tradition of confession.

Your Kids Could Be Talking to Dangerous Strangers Through This Website

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

Now of course it does say do not use if you are under 13 and if you are under 18 use it only with a parent/guardian's permission so that will for sure make it safe. Unless of course you happen to have that child who doesn't ask you before they browse a website. Rare but it has been known to happen.

Raffi: Internet 'Failing Our Children,' Government Regulation Needed

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Music

Raffi is the legendary children's singer of "Bananaphone," but right now his crusade is to keep kids safe from cellphones -- and iPads and computer th...

Internet Safety Begins at Home

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

It's a brave new world in which we're living and digital technology has upped the ante in the parenting realm. As parents of younger children as well as tweens and adolescents, we have to take the digital world seriously. Our children's safety is at stake.

Telling Internet-Savvy Teens To Use "Common Sense" Is Garbage

Melissa Carr | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

Recently, I engaged in a bit of a Twitter-debate around Internet dangers and kids. Our children are making adult decisions online and it's argued that these protections should be the responsibility of social media companies. Those who oppose restrictions and protections argue that it is up to parents to teach children best judgement and to exercise common sense online. I think this is absolutely absurd.

On McDonald's, Electronics and Moderation...

Melissa Carr | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

There we were, enjoying our salty fries and other deep fried goodness, when I noticed a family sitting close by. Mom on her iPhone, kid one on an iTouch (with headphones on) and kid two on an iTouch (also with headphones on). There they were, eating their food, playing their games and uttering not a single word to one another. I'd never seen anything like it. And I could feel a little judgement of my own rising within.

Savvy Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.04.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

There may be a screen between your family and the online world, but that doesn't mean everyone is protected. When it comes to the web, there are online screen names, cell phone use and GPS to consider. Make sure the kids are safe and secure online with these Internet Safety Tips.