FBI Warns Travelers About Automatically Joining WiFi Hotspots

On the eve of the holiday travel season, the FBI’s Oregon field office is warning travelers about the danger of letting their computers and devices automatically connect to open WiFi networks. Many devices have a feature that allows them to…

New Chrome Feature Will Alert You If Your Password Is Stolen

In a blog post today, Google announced the addition of a significant security feature to Chrome, one that will alert users if their password has been stolen. With new data breaches occurring and being reported on a near-daily basis, people’s…

Facebook Parents Portal Launched to Keep Kids Safe

Facebook today launched the Parents Portal to help educate parents on keeping their kids safe on Facebook and the internet in general. “Today we are launching the Facebook Parents Portal, featuring new resources for parents on Facebook,” said Antigone Davis,…

Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse?

Are search engines like Google and Bing doing enough to combat child exploitation and those seeking out images of it? That’s a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds this week as Microsoft has said that it will include…

Should Facebook Monitor Chats to Help Snag Child Predators?

Let’s face it; social media and privacy are always going to be two warring parties. Sure, privacy controls help users define who can see what on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest (and some sites offer simpler, more accessible privacy…

Claims of Cyberbullying Epidemic May Be Exaggerated

Let’s face it, kids are jerks – jerks that have been picking on other kids since the dawn of time. Bullies are a part of life, and sometimes bullying can make its way out of the schoolyard and into the…

Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook?

I am not a father. Because of this, I don’t possess the visceral, instinctual drive to protect my children at all costs. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I’m insensitive to the challenges of protecting kids both online and offline,…

Most Teen Girls Don’t Tell Parents When Facebook Creeps Chat Them Up

If you’re fortunate enough to have already gotten your awkward and formative teenage years out of the way, count your lucky stars because teenagers are all but being sucked down into the third level of internet hell these days. A…

Dads Spend 50% More Time Online with their Kids [Infographic]

The old cliche that dads are too busy to spend any time with their kids is the subject of this next inforgraphic from online schools.com. Yes it’s more common to see images of moms helping their children study and learn…

Porn Surfing Is Safer Than Browsing Religious Sites

Is this a good definition of irony? The fact that, according to Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report, porn sites are, by and large, safer for web surfers than sites dedicated to faith and religion? If irony is getting the opposite…

Facebook, Google Support Program To Help Kids Connect Safely

The Family Online Safety Institute has announced A Platform for Good. The program is designed to help kids, teenagers, parents, and teachers connect and share safely on the internet. The program has been endorsed by some of the biggest names…

Facebook Photos of Amputees Used on Porn Sites

When you put a photo of yourself on Facebook, few think about the fact that the photo can be copied and disseminated for any number of purposes. Whether it be to advertise a product, become the butt of an internet…

Yahoo Launches New Website For Safer Internet Day

Yahoo said today it is launching Yahoo Safely, ahead of Safer Internet Day on February 8, in an effort to create safer online experiences for young people.

Yahoo Safely allows users in  26 countries and 14 languages to access information and advices on making better choices online. The site aims to to inform parents, educators, and young people in their own languages about important topics, such as managing digital reputations, avoiding cyber-bullying, and learning how to minimize risks on mobile devices.

AOL Gives Parents Tool for Eavesdropping on Kids’ Social Networking

AOL has released the results from a new survey, conducted by Nielsen, about parenting and social networking. The survey found that over half of children don’t knows all of their "friends" personally.

The survey also found that 76% of parents with kids on Facebook have "friended" their teenagers, while 29% of these teens would un-friend their parents if they were given the option. Heartwarming isn’t it? These kids are twice as likely to un-friend their mothers as opposed to their fathers.

Yahoo: Child Safety a Company Priority

Yahoo has released some findings from a survey about how parents monitor children’s online behavior. The company says it makes safety a company priority by supporting efforts to educate children, parents, adults, and communities about safe online experiences. Yahoo takes a "multi-faceted approach in promoting a safer online experience," Yahoo spokesperson Terrell Karlsten tells WebProNews.

Facebook And PTA Partner On Internet Child Safety

Facebook is partnering with the National PTA to promote safe Internet use to kids, parents and teachers.

The goal of the partnership is to provide information, support and news to encourage citizenship online, cut down on cyberbullying and improve Internet safety and security.

Facebook Redesigns Its Safety Center

Facebook said today it has introduced a new redesigned Safety Center with new resources aimed at informing parents, educators, teens and members of law enforcement about tools for staying safe on the popular social network.

The new Safety Center now has four times the number of pages focused on safety topics than was previously available.

FTC Promoting Online Child Safety

The Federal Trade Commission reported to Congress it is getting the word out about Internet safety for children by heavily promoting a new free booklet, "Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online," to schools, law enforcement agencies and PTAs across the U.S.