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Sextortion & Your Child - Part 1

Sextortion & Your Child - Part 1

When SGS goes into schools or organizations to speak about social media and how it affects America’s youth, we generally include a section on Sextortion. We have run into questions about what Sextortion is, where Sextortion is prevalent, warning signs of Sextortion, how to avoid Sextortion, and how to combat Sextortion if it happens to your child. We have decided to take this week and next week on our blog to cover Sextortion in more depth to help parents and teens understand the seriousness of the topic.

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What Is COPPA?

What Is COPPA?

If you have ever perused our Resources for Parents page, you may have seen that certain popular apps and social media sites are not COPPA Compliant (such as Twitter). But what does that really mean? Today, we’re diving into what COPPA is, who COPPA protects, and why COPPA is important.

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Fact Or Fake?

Fact Or Fake?

With a speedy search of a couple keywords, you can access a plethora of articles on any topic, of an amount which would probably take more time to read than you have before a deadline. But in a world where information can be accessed at our fingertips, there is one word that stops any tidbit of findings from ever being totally accepted: FAKE.

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What Is “Smart Digital Branding” For Grade Schoolers, Middle Schoolers, & High Schoolers

What Is “Smart Digital Branding” For Grade Schoolers, Middle Schoolers, & High Schoolers

Everything that you do online, post on social media networks, comment on when it comes to others’ posts, or share online all adds into your personal Digital Brand. If you have a device that is connected to the internet, you HAVE a personal, digital brand. For businesses, digital branding consists of building a brand story; using creativity in digital media and marketing; and creating digital relationships. But what does this mean for individuals? Basically, a personal brand says who you are, what you are known for, or should be known for, and what you have to offer the world at large.

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