What can I do to prevent social media addiction?

By |June 8, 2021|

By Shannon Fitzgibbon Social media, being now readily available to anyone with modern communicative technologies, has inherently made it possible for communication without limitations of distance, language, or even areas of cell phone service. Popular platforms, such as Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook provide billions of people worldwide with connection to [...]

Is the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act effective?

By |May 17, 2021|

By Shannon Fitzgibbon What is it? What does it do? According to the Federal Trade Commission, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) works to regulate how online data and information regarding one’s child is gathered and handled. COPPA has therefore given some authority to parents and guardians in regards [...]

How can cyberbullying affect me?

By |May 7, 2021|

By Shannon Fitzgibbon What is cyberbullying? With technology and social media becoming more accessible than ever in modern society, anyone can be a victim of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying, as defined by PACER National Bullying Prevention Center, is “the use of technology to repeatedly and intentionally harass, hurt, embarrass, humiliate, or intimidate [...]

What is online blackmail and what can I do to prevent it from happening?

By |March 30, 2021|

By Shannon Fitzgibbon Online blackmail is the term that defines the threatening of someone over the internet to leak information to either the public or friends and family unless that individual complies with the demands of the blackmailer. Online blackmail can happen to anyone with access to the internet, including [...]

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