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What We’re Reading: Online Safety Starts Offline, Google+ Email Invasion, Bigger Target Data Breach, Where The Teens Are

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By Lynette Owens Week of January 13, 2014

To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.  What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF.

What We’re Reading: Teens Not Addicted to Social, Snapchat Hacked, Facebook Sued, Best Digital Citizenship Blogs, Family Contracts Work

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By Lynette Owens Week of January 6, 2014 Happy near year!

To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.  What have you been reading?

Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF 

Discover Your Holiday Eco-Profile!

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Let’s face it; most of us consume much more than usual during the holiday season. But is this over consumption truly beneficial, or necessary? Here are some ideas to help you green up your holiday season!

- Avoid buying foil wrapping paper, which often cannot be recycled

- Wrap gifts in recycled wrapping paper or fabric and decorate with materials such as photos, buttons, and candies 

- Place a recycling bin close by when opening gifts, and sort the recyclables as you go

- Avoid travelling alone, carpool when possible

Votre temps des Fêtes sera-t-il écoresponsable?

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La période des Fêtes est un moment de grande consommation pour la majorité d’entres nous. Cette surconsommation est-elle vraiment utile et nécessaire? Voici quelques conseils pour passer une période des Fêtes plus écoresponsables!

-        Évitez d’acheter du papier d’emballage métallisé qui n’est souvent pas recyclable.

-        Emballez les cadeaux dans du papier d’emballage recyclé ou du tissu en ajoutant d’autres matières (photos, boutons,      bonbons). 

Digital Persuasion in Action Rule 1: How the American Red Cross Builds Social Currency

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       How did a 132-year old institution like the American Red Cross manage to evolve into the modern, digitally engaged organization it is today?

To Bomb or Not to Bomb—Which Rationality? Whose Debate?

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The TakeAway: The swirl of action surrounding whether or not to intervene militarily in Syria tends to overlook opportunities, beyond polling, for average people to weigh in. That’s bad for deliberative democracy—especially when military power is involved.

What We’re Reading This Week: Spying on Kids, Babies on Twitter, The Privacy We Want & Give Up

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Week of September 2, 2013

To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.  What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF.

What We’re Reading: Parents on Facebook, Tips for a Healthy Summer, SnapKidz

by Lynette Owens
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By Lynette Owens

Welcome to our inaugural What We’re Reading update! To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ll compile a list of interesting stories our team’s been reading over the past week. What have you been reading? Tell us: Tweet @TrendISKF.

NEW STUDY: Teens who friend their parents feel closer to them in real life. Yes, really!

Tech Companies Join BSR Renewable Energy Sourcing Initiative

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Some leading Internet companies have teamed up with Business for Social Responsibility to focus on low-carbon power sourcing for their data centers. Facebook, HP, Adobe, eBay, Symantec, and Salesforce.com, along with BSR, have created the Future of Internet Power, a leadership initiative that will address the sourcing of electric power.

A Half Million Likes on Facebook: Cisco Networking Academy Uses Social Media to Engage and Educate

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By Hilal Chouman, social media strategist for Cisco Networking Academy

Since late 2009, Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad), one of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs has been present on various social media networks. The earliest presence was seen on the rising social network of that time: Facebook.

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