CAVEAT: This “How To” guide is specific to the iPhone. Unfortunately, we have not been able to find a parent friendly way to modify a fully functioning Android fusion device into a minimalist device. If any of our readers know of such a parent friendly process, please send us a link for review and we would […]
In today’s digital age, where misinformation and disinformation are readily available at our fingertips, teaching youth how to navigate the vast landscape of social media and fact-checking has become an important and imperative component of digital literacy education. Consequences of sharing inaccurate information or sharing false information, whether due to misinformation or deliberate disinformation, can […]
During the 2022/23 school year, we provided support to parents, teachers, principals, and police officers throughout Canada and the United States in addressing social media concerns and dilemmas. These issues ranged from actual or potential criminal activities to worrisome behaviors that, while not criminal, posed significant safety risks to the entire school community. Often, school […]
The emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has transformed our daily lives, enhancing efficiency and can streamline numerous tasks. AI has also disrupted traditional educational teaching methods (1). Nonetheless, as with any technological innovation, AI can be weaponized for criminal purposes, and its use in senior fraud scams (2)and kidnapping scams (3) is an alarming trend that we all need […]
Is it Going To Be A Virtual Reality (VR) Christmas? As the Metaverse develops, so does the popularity of VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift (Meta Quest 2), HTC Vive, Sony PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR, HP Reverb G2, Valve Index, and Google Cardboard. Given this fact, these VR systems will likely be popular […]
Doorbell cameras are great, and do have a deterring factor, but as we have seen in countless youtube videos, even when thieves are aware of a camera, what are the chances of being caught? Unfortunately, the reality is the majority of those previous 26 million Americans that had holiday packages stolen would not catch the thieves.
Online shopping, is super easy and convenient but does have an increased risk of scams, hacks, and fraud. Here are some simple tips and strategies you can deploy to greatly decrease the likelihood of having issues.
Digital Inoculation: A Guide to Taking Back Control After Leaving an Abusive Relationship – Steps to Protect Yourself from Tech-Facilitated Abuse
This guide is all about empowering someone who is leaving an abusive relationship and providing them with information on how to take digital control back from the abuser, who could be using technology as a weapon of retribution and control.
What Parents and Caregivers Need To Know During our student presentations over the past year, we have noted an increase in the number of questions from both middle school and high school students about the “Dark Web”. Why is this happening? – we hypothesize that media, in all its forms, is shining a light on […]
Increasing Your Digital Privacy Online A Guide To Help Make Your Personal Information Less Visible by Others Online Download the PDF version Through our digital literacy and internet safety professional development programs that we provide to law enforcement, educators, and other working professionals, we have become aware of cases where problematic students, clients, and customers […]