Featured Conversation Starters2023-10-08T09:04:24-04:00


Each week, we select several cyber safety and internet safety news feed articles to highlight on our social media accounts. Seen with a cyber ethics lens, these selected articles keep us abreast of when technology is used for bad—to inspire us to be aware and make necessary changes in our homes and at our schools. Conversely, when technology is used for good, let’s read all about it, celebrate the successes and bring these lessons to the forefront of our Tech Talk conversation starters.

Don't Fall for It!

Scammers are using social media to con billions of dollars from unsuspecting users. Protect yourself with these tips. #StaySafeOnline #ScamAlert
❓ Have you ever encountered or heard about any social media scams? What was the experience like, and how did you handle it?

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Revolutionizing Healthcare: Breakthrough Technology Safely Targets Aging Cells

Learn how UNIST's groundbreaking research could change the future of age-related disease treatments. #HealthTech #AgingResearch
❓What do you think this could mean for the future of healthcare and aging-related diseases?

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Google's Latest Healthcare Breakthrough!

AI-powered search to streamline medical records for doctors.
❓ How do you think this tech will impact healthcare efficiency and patient care? #HealthTech #AIinMedicine

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You can’t un-see kidnaping, torture, rape, and murder once exposed

The recent tragedies in Israel have reverberated throughout the internet, as the gruesome events are being captured, uploaded, and re-shared. What you need to know and conversation starters to talk to your kids:

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🎉 Exciting News for Parents and Teachers!

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan is taking a bold step to boost focus and reduce distractions in schools. Mobile phones are set to be banned during lessons and breaks, empowering teachers to create a distraction-free learning environment. #EducationRevolution #NoMoreDistractions
❓ Have you heard about the recent decision to ban mobile phones in schools? What are your thoughts on this change in education policy

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Are Kids Drowning in Notifications? 🔔

A recent study reveals Gen Z's digital habits! They're getting over 4,500 notifications daily, but guess what? They are not big fans of Facebook! #DigitalGeneration #TechTrends

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Google's AI Search Expanding to Teens!

Exciting news: Google's generative AI search is now accessible to teenagers aged 13-17 in the U.S. What are your thoughts on this development and the potential it holds for younger users? Share your insights! #AIForTeens #GoogleSearch
❓ How do you think this technology can benefit younger users, and what are your thoughts on the safety measures they've implemented?

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Teens and Social Media Challenges

Ever wondered why young people take on social media challenges that risk their health and well-being? 🤔 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! 💪 #SocialMediaChallenges
❓What's the most unusual or daring social media challenge you've ever come across, and why do you think people are drawn to participate in such challenges?

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Attention Fortnite parents! 🎮

Good news – if your kids made surprise purchases in the game, you might be eligible for a refund! The FTC's $520 million settlement with Epic Games includes $245 million in customer refunds. Check if you qualify and submit your claim by January 17, 2024. Learn more on the FTC's page. 💰 #FortniteRefunds #FTCSettlement
❓ Have your kids ever made unexpected purchases in online games like Fortnite? How do you feel about the option to get a refund now?

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🤝 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
❓ How do you encourage healthy online interactions with your children? Share your thoughts!

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Let’s Talk Tech 🗣️📲

👏 Our Founder and President, Ben Halpert, shares actionable tips for parents raising kids in today’s world full of technology in this month’s Atlanta Parent magazine!

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🚨 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 appealing to your passions. They hope you'll share personal information or deposit a suspicious check for "equipment costs." These are RED FLAGS for scams! 🚩 #JobScams
❓ Let’s keep our community safe! Have you had any remote companies that offered you a scam?

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