Forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos). Examples include Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+

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Who Sees Your Personal Facebook Posts?

I recently learned that Facebook makes changes to its code every Tuesday and even though many changes may not be obvious,…
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Self-destructing photos and videos: Fact or Fiction?

I asked my son why he was so cranky a few days ago and he explained he had just fallen asleep after studying for final exams…
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Social Media Privacy and Security Tips - Part II

Social Media enriches our lives and connects us instantly and inexpensively with the world, but it simultaneously makes it…
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6 Social Media Privacy and Safety Tips

I am a huge fan of Social Media but I dislike it when privacy or safety are compromised by private photos and information…
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Online dating: Safety Tips for Meeting Potential Partners In Person

Online dating has some advantages over conventional dating. It provides convenient and wide access to potential partners,…
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Internet Dating - 5 Ways to Stay Safe Online

When it comes to online dating, it's obvious, but I'm going to say it anyway. People lie! Some do it to protect…
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Security and Privacy Tips for Twitter Users

The main purpose of Twitter is to help users share information with the world.  That means this information is intended…
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12 Easy Steps to Check Your Facebook Privacy Settings

Are you certain your privacy settings are doing what you think they should be doing for you?  Have you checked all your…
Online Dating Safety Tips
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Internet Dating & Relationships: On-line and Off-line Safety Tips

A gorgeous friend signed up on a specialty internet dating site by creating three diverse faux-profiles that ranged from…
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What Parents Must Know about Sexting

As a teenager, I drove a silver, convertible Camaro. I loved the blowing of my hair as I drove during the day, and the night…
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What Children and Teens Should Know About Sexting

“It seemed like a good idea at the time!”   This is what my 16 year old son told me when I asked how he could possibly…
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Guidelines to Protect Children from Online Sexual Predators

While there are obvious virtues to using cell phones and the internet, technology is simultaneously making children vulnerable…