School shooting threat leads to arrest

An after-school altercation allegedly led to a threat of a shooting at a Winnipeg high school and has resulted in one person in police custody. Seven Oaks School Division superintendent Brian O’Leary said West Kildonan Collegiate had a police presence on Tuesday, a day after alleged online threats were made…

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Teaching Snapchat Safety to Teens

In my last blog entry, I sought to help readers unfamiliar with Snapchat with a primer on its background, use, and notable features. While emphasizing that the vast majority of youth use the app in positive ways (based on our extensive anecdotal observations), there are some negatives that may arise…

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The Secret to Safety on Anonymous Apps

Despite the recent flurry of increased media attention, anonymous online environments and mobile applications have been around for many years. The social media site Formspring.me arguably introduced the world to the potential consequences of anonymous communications when it launched in 2009. Long before that, though, users routinely created fictitious MySpace…

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