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One Step Ahead: Almanac Security Tips - 2014

In each issue, Penn's Journal of Record, The Almanac publishes helpful tips and hints for dealing with information security and privacy matters. This page is a collection of all those published thus far.
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Table of Contents (view all)

Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability
Security and Privacy Tips for World Travelers
Filing Taxes Online This Year? Take Steps to Protect Your Information!
If your computer runs Windows XP, you must update it now!
Why Should You Report Security Incidents? And How Do You Report One?
Photo and Video Privacy Issues
The Password is Dead, Long Live the Password!
Data Privacy Month: NSA Surveillance Panel at the National Constitution Center
Protecting Your Finances During This Year’s Holiday Shopping Season
Beware of Phishing E-mails in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan
No E-mail from Penn Will Ask For Your Username/Password or SSN
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act: Does It Apply to Your Website?
October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month; Free Secure Disposal of Paper and Electronics
What Basic Rules Protect Student Information at Penn? (September 2013)
Protecting Privacy and Security on Penn + Box

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - Almanac Vol. 54, No. 22

Cyberbullying–A Growing Threat to Your Children

Cyberbullying—when children or teens use the Internet, cell phones or other digital technologies to threaten, harass or intimidate another child or teen—is a growing problem, affecting almost half of US teens and children. Studies have shown that difficulty making friends, loneliness, low self-esteem, depression, poor academic achievement, truancy and suicide are all associated with being bullied. The pervasive, and sometimes invasive nature of some communication technologies can create intense stress for victims as attacks swell and spread to large numbers of peers. Many adults are often unaware of the problem due to lack of technical knowledge or youths’ tendency to not discuss online activities openly.

The following tips are given to help adults in the Penn community support children facing the threats of cyber-bullying:

  • Make sure that the child knows that if she ever has a problem on-line, that you are there to help.
  • Advise your child or teen not to respond to bullying. Rather, ask for adult help.
  • Advise your child or teen not to trust that people on the Internet are who they say they are. It is very easy for a bully to fake messages that look like they come from your friends.
  • Print everything out. For serious cases, you may want to contact school officials or police, and it will help to have documentation.

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