About Ben Halpert

Ben Halpert is the VP of Risk and Corporate Security at Ionic Security, Inc. and the founder of Savvy Cyber Kids. Learn more.

Teens and Social Media Challenges

2023-10-02T08:39:03-04:00October 2, 2023|Featured Conversation Starters|

Teens and Social Media Challenges Ever wondered why young people take on social media challenges that risk their health and well-being? ๐Ÿค” Our research reveals four key motivators: social pressure, the desire for attention, entertainment value, and the contagion effect. Let's raise awareness to make informed choices! ๐Ÿ’ช #SocialMediaChallenges โ“What's [...]

๐Ÿค Building Healthy Connections

2023-10-02T07:44:04-04:00October 2, 2023|Featured Conversation Starters|

๐Ÿค Building Healthy Connections In today's digital age, cyberbullying is a concern for teens. Research from the University of South Australia suggests that fostering social connections, positive friendships, and belonging can help kids cope with cyberbullying. #Cyberbullying #ParentingTips #OnlineSafety โ“ How do you encourage healthy online interactions with your children? [...]

๐Ÿšจ Beware of Job Scams!

2023-09-21T08:20:38-04:00September 25, 2023|Featured Conversation Starters|

๐Ÿšจ Beware of Job Scams! If you're on the hunt for a remote job, it's crucial to stay vigilant and protect yourself from scammers preying on your interests. A job offering to "help LGBTQ+ people from home" may sound appealing, but here's the catch: Scammers aim to build trust by [...]

๐Ÿ“ฑ Social Media’s Toll on Teachers

2023-09-21T08:20:43-04:00September 25, 2023|Featured Conversation Starters|

๐Ÿ“ฑ Social Media's Toll on Teachers Teachers like Sari Beth Rosenberg are feeling the strain of managing social media in the classroom. ๐Ÿ“š Shortened attention spans, distractions, and mental health challenges are on the rise. While solutions are debated, teacher burnout remains a pressing issue. Change is needed to support [...]

๐ŸŽฎ Call of Duty’s AI-Powered Speech Police ๐Ÿšซ

2023-09-19T09:30:24-04:00September 19, 2023|Featured Conversation Starters|

๐ŸŽฎ Call of Duty's AI-Powered Speech Police ๐Ÿšซ Activision cracks down on 'toxic speech' in Call of Duty with AI. No opt-out for players. Penalties for violators, including cyberbullying. Beta already underway, full rollout soon. Reflects growing trend in online censorship. Your thoughts? ๐Ÿ‘‡ #CallOfDutyAI #OnlineGaming #Censorship Go to link... [...]

Big Tech’s Political Ad Shift

2023-09-19T09:25:54-04:00September 19, 2023|Featured Conversation Starters|

Big Tech's Political Ad Shift X (formerly Twitter) allowing political ads again raises concerns about misinformation. But it's not alone. YouTube and Meta have also made policy reversals. This, coupled with AI advancements, poses 2024 challenges. ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ“ฐ Are platforms retreating from misinformation control? ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ“ฃ Share your thoughts! ๐Ÿ‘‡ #TechPolitics #Misinformation [...]

Calling The Video Game Industry โ€“ Toxic Waste Clean-Up on Aisle Everywhere

2023-07-03T13:30:56-04:00April 13, 2023|Blog|

When it comes to the question of toxicity in video games, there really is little to argue about. Itโ€™s all too real. If your child is a gamer, there is no doubt that he or she has witnessed discrimination, harassment and hate of all kinds. And the hate, well, [...]

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