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Rob Zidar
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Rob Zidar

E-safety US
I'm one of the founders of ThirdParent. We provide resources for parents and schools focused on safe and responsible internet use. Our school programs include include seminars for parents or students covering safe and responsible internet use. Our program for parents revolves around a confidential audit of teens' and pre teens' public facing internet profiles and activity.

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Co-Founder, ThirdParent
Qualifications:
  • Internet safety pro and father of three
Working for:
ThirdParent ( www.thirdparent.com/internet-buzz-blog/ )

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  • Questions 2
  • Answers 40
  • Followers 4
  • Follows 12
  • Votes given 12
  • Votes received 33
Questions Answers Comments Votes
07Feb

Share as little as possible. Date of birth, home address, where you are, etc, should all not be shared online because they can potentially be used ...

29Jan

In most cases, you should stay away from information that doesn't provide the name of an author. While the information contained in the article might ...

29Jan
How can I help my 12 year old to get reliable information in web searches?

It's not well known, but if you search at [http://scholar.google.com](http://scholar.google.com) your results will be limited to vetted sources. ...

22Jan
Do social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have a positive effect on the children's future?

I'd like to respectfully disagree with Charles. Of course, any medium can have a harmful effect on a teen if used inappropriately or if the minor is ...

22Jan

Should the Government Be involved in Verifying Minors' Age Online?

21Jan
How can I teach my toddler to use a computer mouse?

I've been through this with all three of my kids, and I think that you're going to find that she learns it on her own - and soon.

16Jan
What should I do if I snoop on my teen's phone and I find inappropriate texts?

If your 13 year old daughter is chatting with grown men (who I assume she doesn't know personally), it is a problem or could certainly lead to one. ...

03Jan
Are teenagers being put off Facebook by their parents' presence?

I don't think describing it as a mass exodus is accurate, but some teens definitely choose to hang out somewhere their parents are not. Additionally, ...

18Dec
Are we getting hung up on the 'cyber' side of the bullying, and not focussing on the bullying side?

The bullying is the same but due to the nature of the delivery medium being different, one could argue that cyberbullying has greater, more hurtful ...

05Dec
Should social media be taught in high school?

I think the majority of social media education should be done at home by parents, not by teachers at school, who have enough on their plates with ...

07Nov
What are some fun social networks for kids?

My 6 year old daughter is a big fan of Club Penguin and Webkinz. While neither is a true social network like Facebook, both allow user interaction ...

08Oct
Should Instagram and Facebook by default disable geo-location for teens?

I think every network should default to the no geo tags settings, not just those two and not just for teens. Almost no one reads the terms of ...

08Oct
Will shutting the Silk Road lead to worse copycats springing up?

I think it's inevitable that we'll see another one, given the big profits that are available. The fact that they are now arresting the dealers should ...

04Oct
Question from a workshop yesterday. How do you track your child's online activity if they use fake names?

You can manually track the account if you can find it, which can be done on most networks if she used an email address that you know about. It takes ...

30Sep

While the Reddit community can do a lot of good (http://dailyoftheday.com/reddit-users-do-something-good/), and even President Obama sees it as a ...

11Sep
What would you add to 'Said No Parent Ever'?

Nothing smells better than the morning after in the room of a 5 boy 10 yr. old sleepover.

07Sep
What is the best advice your parents ever gave you?

My dad taught me and told me to take responsibility for what happens, either directly or indirectly as a result of my actions (or inaction). It ...

01Sep
What is the best way for a teenager to determine their future career goals?

You or your spouse could start by taking them to work for you and actually having them do meaningful tasks. Also, have them rank their subjects in ...

Q: How can I help my 12 year old to get reliable information in web searches?

A: It's not well known, but if you search at [http://scholar.google.com](http://scholar.google.com) your results will be limited to vetted sources. ...

3 years ago

Q: Do social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have a positive effect on the children's future?

A: I'd like to respectfully disagree with Charles. Of course, any medium can have a harmful effect on a teen if used inappropriately or if the minor is ...

3 years ago

Q: How can I teach my toddler to use a computer mouse?

A: I've been through this with all three of my kids, and I think that you're going to find that she learns it on her own - and soon.

3 years ago

Q: What should I do if I snoop on my teen's phone and I find inappropriate texts?

A: If your 13 year old daughter is chatting with grown men (who I assume she doesn't know personally), it is a problem or could certainly lead to one. ...

3 years ago

Q: Are teenagers being put off Facebook by their parents' presence?

A: I don't think describing it as a mass exodus is accurate, but some teens definitely choose to hang out somewhere their parents are not. Additionally, ...

3 years ago

Q: Are we getting hung up on the 'cyber' side of the bullying, and not focussing on the bullying side?

A: The bullying is the same but due to the nature of the delivery medium being different, one could argue that cyberbullying has greater, more hurtful ...

3 years ago

Q: Should social media be taught in high school?

A: I think the majority of social media education should be done at home by parents, not by teachers at school, who have enough on their plates with ...

3 years ago

Q: What are some fun social networks for kids?

A: My 6 year old daughter is a big fan of Club Penguin and Webkinz. While neither is a true social network like Facebook, both allow user interaction ...

3 years ago

Q: Should Instagram and Facebook by default disable geo-location for teens?

A: I think every network should default to the no geo tags settings, not just those two and not just for teens. Almost no one reads the terms of ...

3 years ago

Q: Will shutting the Silk Road lead to worse copycats springing up?

A: I think it's inevitable that we'll see another one, given the big profits that are available. The fact that they are now arresting the dealers should ...

3 years ago

Q: Question from a workshop yesterday. How do you track your child's online activity if they use fake names?

A: You can manually track the account if you can find it, which can be done on most networks if she used an email address that you know about. It takes ...

3 years ago

Q: What would you add to 'Said No Parent Ever'?

A: Nothing smells better than the morning after in the room of a 5 boy 10 yr. old sleepover.

3 years ago

Q: What is the best advice your parents ever gave you?

A: My dad taught me and told me to take responsibility for what happens, either directly or indirectly as a result of my actions (or inaction). It ...

3 years ago

Q: What is the best way for a teenager to determine their future career goals?

A: You or your spouse could start by taking them to work for you and actually having them do meaningful tasks. Also, have them rank their subjects in ...

3 years ago

Q: How can we encourage kids to think about the exposure they give future employers?

A: Before your kid is ready to look for a job, even a part time high school job, you could ask what he/she thinks that employers might be thinking about ...

3 years ago

Q: How can I keep up to speed with my kids’ tech?

A: I agree with all of the above, including the idea that it's nearly impossible for even concerned, technology-savvy parents to keep up. New networks ...

3 years ago

Q: Should I hire a tutor for my child this summer?

A: My boys, who will both be in high school this year, are both getting tutoring this summer. We are not trying to combat summer learning loss, but ...

3 years ago

Q: Are we throwing round the term ‘troll’ too liberally?

A: Just because, in common usage, it's an extremely broad term, doesn't mean it doesn't serve a purpose. The way you describe it as not highlighting ...

3 years ago

What's the point of my reputation points?

Quibly's a community of parents, and while we can see your bio and who you are, members also want to know how much you do in the community. Your reputation score on Quibly is your street cred, it's what you can use to see how important someone is to your fellow parents on Quibly.

How you can build a rep on quibly?

Let's get this clear - having a Quibly reputation is a good thing. We give you points for all the amazing things you do. Questions, Answers, Upvotes, and all those other little things you all do to make Quibly awesome are all taken into account.

Careful though your score depends on how often you help other parents out, so keep an eye out for any questions you can give good answers to and don't forget to upvote anyone else's excellent answers.

So, how we assign reputation points you ask? Simple, at the end of each day, we look at your activity and do some basic math to come up with your total score. Here is how the point system works:

  • 10 pts for every question you ask (we want you to start conversations)
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  • 10 pts for each of your answers (we want to know your opinion)
  • 20 pts for each up vote to your answer (up votes keep good quality answers on top)
  • 40 pts if the person who asked the question up votes your answer
  • 10 pts for every new follower

Got it? So let's get to it.

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