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Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at a Mobile Devices Roundtable organized by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  The Roundtable was part of HHS’ initiative to...

If you have a smartphone or tablet computer, you probably use apps. And chances are your kids do, too.  Easy to download and often free, apps are quickly becoming an everyday part of kids’ lives. While this new media provides...

With the holiday season in full swing, the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign reminds travelers to be vigilant with their electronic devices. While many people rely on these devices for travel arrangements,...

If you have a smart phone or other mobile device, you probably use apps – to play games, get turn-by-turn directions, access news, books, weather, and more. Easy to download and often free, mobile apps can be so much fun and so convenient that...

What age is appropriate for a kid to have a mobile phone? That's something for you and your family to decide. Consider your child’s age, personality, and maturity, and your family's circumstances. Is your child responsible enough to follow rules...

Any kid with a cell phone probably uses it to send and receive text messages and images. It's similar to using email or instant messaging and most of the same etiquette and safety rules apply. Texting Sexting Texting If your kids are texting,...

We use mobile apps to order dinner, organize our to-do lists, check the forecast, and relax with a quick game. Could an app that treats acne be the next step?Not likely. Marketers who advertised that their apps – AcneApp and Acne Pwner...

One way to spread the word about protecting kids online is to give a group presentation. It might be a PTA meeting, a community forum, or a classroom discussion. You may want to schedule a meeting to talk about the importance of online safety...

For activities to help kids sharpen their critical thinking skills, be safer online and on-the-go, and better understand the ads they see around them, visit ftc.gov/livinglifeonline.

There are a number of ways you can spread the word about kids' online safety. Whether it's talking to your neighbors, sharing information on social networking sites or reaching people through the media, you can do a lot to raise awareness...

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