YouTube Kids: Helpful or Harmful?
With cartoons and kid friendly videos, it is easy to assume that YouTube Kids is protected from negative content. Unfortunately, this is far from true. The website may be mostly safe, but there is still a real chance kids could be exposed to inappropriate content.
Phishing for Information- Part 2
Previously we touched on how emails can be a hotspot for cybercriminal activity. As we continue to be more innovative with our technology, scammers have gotten more creative with phishing schemes, causing scams to pop up on other platforms, specifically social media.
Phishing for Information- Part 1
In this two-part series we will be diving into the world of online phishing schemes that millions of people fall victim to every single day. We will be examining the two most common platforms scammers deliver on email and social media.
A play on the word fishing, phishing is an online scam where criminals bait you into providing sensitive information such as bank account data, social security number, credit card numbers, usernames, passwords and more. When the confidential material is acquired, hackers use various techniques and software to access the accounts and steal personal information through emails.
The real challenge online is keeping people safe
The concept of “do not try this at home” has discovered a new meaning thanks to viral challenges that have taken the internet by storm. A category of entertainment in which one action goes viral and millions of people recreate it with the sole purpose of obtaining views.
Since the start of social media, numerous challenges have taken the web by storm, all resulting in unique sets of consequences. Currently, the skull-breaker challenge and the penny challenge are circulating TikTok encouraging dangerous behaviors.
The Dreadful Return of the Burner Phone
Remember the 90’s??? They are back….
Teens have turned to burner phones when devices are revoked to maintain the active status among friends and avoid FOMO (the fear of missing out).
Is a Fake Instagram really worth it?
Instagram has been growing in popularity as an online destination for portraying the most perfect and edited aspects of one’s life. A trend, popular among teenagers, gives young people a chance to be real or is it a chance to be too real???
App Checklist for Parents
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Written by SGS Staff Member and Facilitator Allie Swanson.
Apps are constantly changing, morphing, and updating. That's why at SGS, we strive to keep you informed and in the know. Parents, if your child has any of the following apps on their devices we recommend deleting them immediately.
Past Posts Affecting Your Future
Throughout the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, a number of influencers and celebrities found themselves catapulted into the spotlight; not because they had a new movie coming out or an exciting new brand partnership, but because offensive tweets they made years ago had resurfaced.
SPECIAL REPORT: Is there a predator in your child’s pocket?
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- In our world today, kids are growing up digital. Screen time can lead kids into scary situations, even with precautions in place.
Toddlers get iPads before they can even walk, and teens get a cell phone by age 12. But are these devices delivering a predator right into your child’s pocket?
Unfortunately, one local family has already become a victim of sexual exploitation just that way.
Social Media for Good
We hear a lot about the scary side of social media – from cyberbullying to screen addiction – but the online world is far from all-negative. There are many ways to use and contribute to social media in order to make the world and your life a little bit brighter!