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    Tips and Tricks for keeping kids safe online

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    Middle school and High school parents:
    Join Sprigeo Founder, Joe Bruzzese and Stephen Balkam, Founder and CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC.  FOSI’s mission is to make the online world safer for kids and their families.  FOSI convenes the top thinkers and practitioners in government, industry and the nonprofit sectors to collaborate and innovate and to create a “culture of responsibility” in the online world. A prolific tweeter and regular blogger for Huffington Post, Stephen is a known leader in developing best practices and promoting proper rules, tools and education in schools to keep kids safe online. Stephen has appeared on nationally syndicated TV and radio programs such as MSNBC, CNN, NPR and the BBC and has been quoted by the Associated Press and in leading newspapers such as the Washington Post and New York Times. Learn more about FOSI at www.fosi.org and follow Stephen on Twitter at @StephenBalkam.
    Joe and Stephen will discuss the following questions during their 15-minute live call:
    What are some of the best tips and tricks that parents can use to keep their kids safe online? What programs or tools should parents know about? What role should parents play in regulating and correcting online behavior, vs. the role of schools or government? How can parents keep their kids from getting into trouble online when the kids often know so much more about the technology than the parents?

  • 01:00

    Show 19: Bullies In Your Back Yard 3: An Ounce of Prevention by Becoming Great Digital Citizens

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    Bullying is on the rise and putting all our kids at risk, on and off line. Tune in to this week's show, the thrid of this important series, as I welcome Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute to help us understand the importance of digital citizenship in the online world as a buffer for challenging events such as bullying and as a necessity for being part of today's society in general.

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