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Facebook and Teens
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Facebook and Teens is a podcast that informs you on how you as a teenager should watch what you say and do on Facebook.


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Cyberbullying - The Domino Effect
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This podcast addresses the issue of cyberbullying.  It highligthts a few important statistics about the prevalence of cyberbullying, while providing a real world example of how cyberbullying begins and is spread using social media.  Students reenact a scenario where a video of young man spreads on Facebook.  He is harassed via text messages and online messaging.  His reaction to the incident causes him to perform a task that leads to an injury.


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Let's take a trip to the World Wide Web to learn about our digital footprint.
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This podcast teaches students, teachers, and parents about 1) social networking, 2) how our information is stored online, 3) how to keep a good online reputation, 4) the dangers of social networks, and 5) how to keep our identity safe.


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"What Hath God Wrought": A Brief History of Recorded Sound
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This podcast can be used by either technology teachers or Civics teachers.  Technology teachers can use it to teach the use and possibilities of the new technologies.  The civics teacher can use it to open up discussion on laws and regulations involving those same technologies; as well as the history of recorded music up to today.  The podcast uses hip, cutting edge references to the internet and its associated uses, so kids will "get" it, but it also contains information that parents can use to help them understand their child's use of the internet.


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Facebook for Parents
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The purpose of this podcast is to demonstrate the various security settings available in Facebook, provide suggestions for parents, and point out both potential dangers and possible benefits of using any social network.


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How Encryption Works
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In depth article on data encryption with helpful videos.

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Public Wi-Fi Networks
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In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, the use of public wi-fi networks is discussed, emphasizing the lack of security often present. Also included is a written transcript of the video.

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What is Identity Theft?
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In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, advice for protecting oneself from identity thieves as part of a daily routine is offered. Also included is a written transcript of the video.

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What if You're the Victim of Identity Theft?
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This video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division describes three steps you should take if you are the victim of identity theft. Also included is a written transcript of the video.

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Identity Theft: Rapid Response Tips
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In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, immediate steps consumers should take to prevent additional damage to credit and accounts are outlined. Also included is a written transcript of the video.

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Sharing Information: A Day in Your Life
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In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, ways in which information is collected from consumers going about their daily lives.

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Computer Security
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In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, suggestions for protecting your computer from hackers, scammers, and identity thieves is presented. Also included is a written transcript of the video.

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Net Cetera: Share with Care
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In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, tips for appropriate posting on social media is discussed. Also included is a written transcript of the video.

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Net Cetera: Heads Up
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In this video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, the use of the mantra "Heads Up: Stop. Think. Click." is used to encourage children to think before posting on social media, downloading a game, or making an online purchase.

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Keeping Kids Safe Online
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This 3:21 long video provides rules for keeping safe online. A print-out of the rules would be a great take-home assignment to be signed by a parent.

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