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Chatting with Kids About Being Online

Technology is constantly evolving. So are the risks associated with it. You can reduce these risks by talking to your kids about how they communicate — online and off — and encouraging them to think critically and act in a way they can be proud of. Continue the conversation at home – check out some great tips in the attached PDF document.


How to Recognize Phishing Attacks

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. It happens a lot, and it’s worthwhile to stay vigilant. Not all phishing attempts will be via email, as some occur over the phone, or in other formats. Here’s how spot and recognize phishing.


2 Tips to Manage Unwanted Email

We all hate the annoying emails in our inbox every day – you know the type – “Free this!,” or “Sign up for that,” etc. All the stuff you don’t want, and don’t have time for. So, is there a better way to manage it? You bet! Here are two great strategies.


How to delete your cache, history, and other browser data

You have control over your browsing data. This data includes things like your browsing and download history and saved form data. Use the “Clear browsing data” dialog to delete all your data or just a portion of your data, collected during a specific period of time.


How to Manage Browser Pop-Ups

While Internet pop-ups can be annoying, some websites and web-based applications require them to be active. Knowing how to unblock pop-ups will allow you more control over this function in your web browser.


How to Clear your Browsing Cache and History

We’ve made a lot of changes of over the summer, and to make sure you’re seeing the latest information, please take a moment to clear your cache from your browser, including some of your history. Here’s how to do it in most of the popular browsers.


Twitter @ Kenston

Kenston Local Schools have enabled Twitter for all users on its network as of Spring, 2014.