The Social Media Advisory Counsel educates people about how to safely use digital technology and how to find or create pathways to workforce readiness and personal success. We provide and connect people to resources about cybersecurity and online privacy, digital citizenship, and how to effectively use digital technology.

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Digital Detox: Reboot for Real Life

Digital Detox: Reboot Your Brain for Real Life Benefits. A digital detox is like a reboot for your brain. It helps you to be better and more efficient in your everyday life. Taking a moment to myself is a struggle for me, but I knew a digital detox would be worth the effort to disconnect. […]

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4 Questions to Spot Fake News

“Fake News” is a major headline and buzzword these days. It’s good that we’re talking about ethics in publication, but the truth of the matter is that fake news is not new. Even defining fake news is difficult because journalism, politics, and social media all contain components of fact, opinion, and the gray area of […]

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Cyberbullying prevention starts at home.

If all your friends jumped off a bridge would you do it too? Show of hands, how many heard that growing up? I think this analogy deserves a reboot. We are living in strange, uncertain times. Many people are full of anxiety about the in-coming administration and the question I hear over and over again […]

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How to Parent in the Digital World

Most parents do a good job talking to their children about “saying no” to tobacco, alcohol, and drugs, but starting a conversation about cyber safety can be harder. It is critically important for parents to turn on parental controls and restrictions on every Internet connected device their children have.

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4 Social Media Tips From a College Student

It is important to find a way to let your voice and personality come through in what you post. There is a fine line between fun rivalry and an inappropriate post.

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Podcast: Social Media Safety Checks Following Attacks on Paris, the Rise of Hacktivism

The terrorist attacks on Paris dominate our thoughts and our social feeds, so what can we learn from social’s take on the tragedy?

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101 Digital Safety Tips

There’s so much information on how to protect passwords, computers, laptops, and mobile devices from hackers and other threats that sometimes choosing the best practices for internet and computer safety can get a bit confusing, particularly if you are not tech-savy. Check out this compiled list of 101 simple, straightforward best practices and tips for keeping […]

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5 Tools to Secure Your Social Media

One way to keep tabs on access to your social accounts is to install an intrusion detection system on your mobile devices.

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App Spotlight!: WhatsGoodly

WhatsGoodly is an anonymous, location-based, social polling application designed for college students.

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Media Monday: Show Your Support on Social Media!

After the devastating attacks on France this past week, it is comforting to know that we can show our support through social media. Facebook has launched a campaign that allows it’s users to use the french flag as an overlay for their profile pictures. Log into your Facebook and look for one of your friend’s […]

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