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The application is a bid to protect vulnerable teens from cyber bullying and exploitation. Read more…

WhatsApp, Messenger, Facetime, iMessage, Allo, Telegram, Hangouts, Skype. You have dozens of mainstream messaging apps to choose from, each with tens—if not hundreds—of millions of users and more than enough features to fulfill your communication needs. Read more…

Teen Code Words

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Eerily similar to the movie Nerve, a sick ‘suicide challenge’, known as Blue Whale, is goading teens in some countries into committing suicide. The terrifying online craze is said to have claimed more than 130 lives in Russia, where it is suspected to have originated. The game has now found followers in UK, apart from Portugal, Brazil and Dubai. Schools abroad are sending advisories to parents to put a strict watch on what their children are downloading. Read more…

he novel 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, is a trending topic these days among teenagers and concerned parents, especially after Netflix released the drama series based on the book.

For those that are not familiar with this novel, it basically tells the story of a teenage girl, Hannah Baker, who kills herself and left behind a series of tapes for the people she blames for her suicide, explaining how they are related and how their actions affected her. Read more…

Here’s how even non-techie people can start fighting back against Facebook, Google and other internet snoops: Read more…

The Times wrote to 51 people from January to March who are serving prison sentences for child-pornography, internet-related or child sexual abuse crimes, inviting them to answer questions about their crimes and penalties. Thirteen inmates responded, including some who had not received letters but were recruited by inmates who did. Here are excerpts, unedited, from letters written by inmates who gave us permission to publish their remarks: Read more…

Just as law enforcement has had to change how it handles internet-related crimes due to technological advances, parents also have to do more to protect their children from online threats. Here are some of the sneaky ways teens their online activity from adults. Read more…

 

 

 

Prepare Yourself For Ransomeware Hell

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Ransomeware is only going to get worse.

Read more… Protect yourself from becoming a victim by installing Bitdefender or Malwarebytes. Two of the leading products to keep all of your devices safe.

Facebook adds security keys feature for extra user safety

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If you’re finally starting to feel you should pay closer attention to locking down your Facebook and email accounts, you may want to pick up a thumb-sized gadget that allows you to sign into those accounts with your fingerprint.

Facebook just added security keys to its service, which allows users to log in to their accounts. The security keys are an extra step of protection to keep other people off your account.

There’s a word for that: Facejacked. As in, your Facebook has been hijacked. If it is a friend, you may fall for a prank. But it could be more serious, as the spy would gain access to your friends list, contact information, all of your posts and photographs. Read more…