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Facebook Safety: How to Talk to Your Kids About Social Networks

By Tim Woda on November 27, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Parents looking to protect their kids online know that there are no easy solutions. uKnowKids has worked closely with parents, educators and professionals to design a product that can be a helpful tool for parents as they put together their larger strategy for keeping kids safe. One of the most valuable parts of any stategy on how to keep kids safe with social media has to include that age-old tool of parents everywhere: The conversation.

So how do you bring up conversations about your child's online life?

1. Treat social networks as a natural part of your child's life. For today's generation of kids, there is little difference between online and offline. Relationships with friends and classmates flow seamlessly between chats in the lunchroom and chats online. So while you think you're discussing facebook safety for teens, your child will think you're just discussing life

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Facebook Debuts A New Way To Stop Cyberbullying

By Steven Woda on July 13, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Facebook's features run the gamut, from a simple poke to flagging inappropriate content. Now, the social media site has rolled out its newest addition, which may limit cyberbullying by allowing teens to report mean or threatening posts by clicking "this is a problem."

Facebook teamed up with Yale, Columbia and Berkley Universities to create the tool.

It's aimed at 13 and 14 year olds, the minimum age for a user on the site, and will replace the old  "report" link. Clicking the new button takes users through a questionnaire to rank their emotions and determine how serious the problem is.

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