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.

📱 Social Media’s Toll on Teachers

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

📱 Social Media's Toll on Teachers Teachers like Sari Beth Rosenberg are feeling the strain of managing social media in the classroom. 📚 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 [...]

🎮 Call of Duty’s AI-Powered Speech Police 🚫

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

🎮 Call of Duty's AI-Powered Speech Police 🚫 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? 👇 #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. 🤖📰 Are platforms retreating from misinformation control? 🚫📣 Share your thoughts! 👇 #TechPolitics #Misinformation [...]

How Kids FEEL About Their Online Worlds Is More Important Than What They Do Online

2023-07-03T13:31:03-04:00April 4, 2023|Blog|

At Savvy Cyber Kids, we get a lot of questions about gender based technology habits - if they differ from one another or if there are more risks for one than another. Articles and studies, including a recent one from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, will posit that [...]

Sextortion & Teens: Why This Topic Should Be On Every Parent’s Radar Now & Forever

2023-07-03T13:31:57-04:00February 2, 2023|Blog|

The dangers that can be found online are, for everyone, but especially for young people, daunting and something to be concerned enough about to revisit as an ongoing conversation within every family, again and again. The sad truth is that you will never run out of real-life news stories [...]

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