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Cybersecurity Tips for K-12 Kids, Family, and Friends

Posted by Amanda Pierce on Nov 6, 2019 10:07:36 AM

Every child should be taught how to be safe online. In the new digital world, there are technological wonders, which often introduce cyber threats of many kinds. The online world can be a place of inappropriate conduct and content, where kids may feel anonymous. There are bullies, predators, hackers, and scammers that may pose a threat to your children. These factors can make it challenging for parents to guide their children today on interacting with others through technology. Providing this important guidance on online safety and privacy begins with talking about it and encouraging safe and smart decisions about online activity. Let’s explore some concepts and tips that apply to keeping everyone safe online, regardless of age!

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Elderly Financial Abuse: A Sad Epidemic.

Posted by Amanda Pierce on Sep 25, 2019 4:31:06 PM

 

What we know for sure.

First, let's set aside any stereotypes we have about the elderly and what you think financial abuse looks like. Just because an age is defined as elderly in our society, doesn't necessary mean a person is old. Nor does it mean they are incapable of making quality decisions and taking care of themselves. Financial abuse happens at many different ages, mental capacities, and may look very different from person to person.

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Tags: Banks in Freeport Illinois, Banks in Forreston Illinois, Banks in Kent Illinois, community, fraud protection

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