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  • Blog Post: Kids and technology: Is there any good news?

    What if we stopped listening to the fear-based news about cyberbullying, over-sharing, and loss of privacy? What if we focused on research that doesn’t make for a scary headline on the evening news? Would it surprise you to learn that a recent study by the Family Online Safety Institute ...
  • Blog Post: Do you know what your kids are doing online?

    Last month McAfee released results from their 2012 Teen Internet Behavior study . The study revealed that 61 percent of teens think that they can successfully hide their online behavior from their parents. Here are a few examples of what they do: Erase browser history Minimize browser window...
  • Blog Post: Making the Internet safer for children

    This month Microsoft announced participation as a founding member in the CEO Coalition on Child Online Safety. Read more about online safety efforts for children from Microsoft’s representative on the CEO Coalition, Peter Cullen . Here is some of our guidance on how to protect your family...
  • Blog Post: Improve security for your Windows 7 computer

    We were browsing through the Windows online help pages this week and came across an excellent source of information for Windows 7 security. Want to know more about how to prevent viruses and spyware? Want to make sure your web browser can help protect you against phishing scams and other fraud? ...
  • Blog Post: Free downloads for Safer Internet Day

    This year Microsoft supports Safer Internet Day by offering free events, research, and downloads to help parents, educators, and caregivers better understand kids and the video games that they play. To see Microsoft's latest online gaming research, visit Safer Internet Day 2011 . Free downloads...
  • Blog Post: New research shows parents and educators concerned about cyberbullying, but still not a top priority for schools

    Microsoft recently conducted a survey among parents and educators on the issue of cyberbullying and cyberbullying policies in schools. While most parents are concerned about cyberbullying, our research suggests that parents and schools could take more action on the issue. 3 in 4 parents are...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft spotlight on online safety

    Microsoft has released several free tools and resources to help individuals and their families increase their safety and privacy online. Here are a few of those tools and resources: Free Internet safety calendar . Download a free Internet Explorer add-on that offers online safety tips...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook for online teens

    Microsoft just released a free ebook to help teens keep themselves and their stuff safer online. In partnership with security expert and author, Linda McCarthy , this free downloadable version of her new book, "Own Your Space - Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online" is written for computer and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft helps Kentucky Department of Education to keep student data private

    The Kentucky Department of Education announced today that it is moving to live@edu , the cloud-based education system from Microsoft. This is Microsoft’s largest deployment to cloud services, involving over 700,000 students, faculty, and staff and saving Kentucky $6.3 million. What is...
  • Blog Post: Study delves deep into school cybersecurity curriculums

    Last month the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) released a study about how cybersecurity and cybersafety are taught in United States schools. Researchers interviewed more than 1,000 teachers, 400 school administrators, and 200 technology coordinators. Microsoft sponsored the study (“The State...
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