Cambridge-Analytica

Cambridge Analytica: My Takeaways

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As the developing story about political data firm Cambridge Analytica unfolds, I'm sure you are asking the questions What now? How do I protect myself? Should I quit Facebook? I encourage you to ask as many questions as you can handle. Keep…
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Social Media and Survivors

[slideshare id=75818227&doc=smforsurvivors2017-5-170509143813] Kerry Rego spoke at the Nurse Symposium at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park, CA on May 8, 2017. The presentation titled "Social Media and Survivors" had the goal to provide…

Get Those Social Media Keys Back!

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When anyone with access to your digital assets or social media accounts leaves your organization, make sure you change your passwords and remove all of their points of access. Just like you'd get back their keycards and keys to the building,…

What Do I Do With My Passwords?

In response to the major internet threat that is Heartbleed, there are quite a few passwords that you need to change RIGHT NOW. Take a look at the grid that Mashable has prepared so you know what services you use that you need to protect. I…

Teen Social Media Class at Sonoma State

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Do you have (or know) a 7-9th grader that loves to spend time on their smartphone and social media? I'm teaching "Changing the World with Social Media", a 2 week teen social media class at Sonoma State University in July 2014 just for that…

Talking Angela and Critical Thinking

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"Mrs. Rego! What about 'Talking Angela'?" I got this question over and over. In fact, I was asked this question so many times in one day that I did the research right in the middle of my last presentation at a recent middle school career day. As…
Guided Access

Keeping Kids Safe Online While Using Apps

I have an 8 year old and I get nervous when she has an internet enabled device. Games for children have lots of clickable ads that take them away from the app and onto the wild and woolly web. Here is a setting you can change (iOS) to keep…
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Your Child is All Over the Internet!

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AVG, an internet security company, did a study and it turns out that 92% of US children have a digital footprint....before they are two years old. Have you thought about your child's presence on the internet? About once a week I say out loud…