RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • How youth address mental health issues: Groundbreaking study August 3, 2018
    Young people are both smart and thoughtful about using digital media and devices – for mental health and other purposes – a groundbreaking new study shows, and they are far from naïve about what doesn’t work for them in social media. The study, by researchers Victoria Rideout and Susannah Fox, had both quantitative and qualitative […]
    Anne
  • Signs of serious progress for digital citizenship July 4, 2018
    THIS JUST IN: In a historic development for the Internet and its users under 18, the Council of Europe today adopted a Recommendation – a comprehensive set of guidelines to European Union member states – for upholding children’s rights in digital environments, their rights as digital citizens. “How to better protect and empower children as rights-holders… […]
    Anne
  • Media literacy may take a village now June 22, 2018
    Last week’s post featured a U.S. celebrity’s very personal media literacy learning and teaching. This week a program successfully tested in the Ukraine that represents an equally informal much more collaborative approach to growing media literacy in our very social media environment…. Maybe it’s just a theory or it could be I’m stating the obvious, […]
    Anne
  • Media literacy lessons from comedian ChescaLeigh June 11, 2018
    Franchesca Ramsey, or @chescaleigh – the comedy writer, YouTube star with 247,000+ subscribers, host of MTV Decoded, and author of the just-released Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist – could also easily be considered a media literacy educator now. For one thing, she has a lot of credibility with fellow […]
    Anne
  • How teens’ social media use changing: New Pew study June 1, 2018
    Parents of teens probably knew this already, but the Pew Research Center just confirmed it for everybody: YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are US 13-17 year-olds’ top social media picks now – at 85%, 72% and 69%, respectively. That’s according to Pew’s just-released “Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018.” [The percentages add up to more than […]
    Anne
  • What does GDPR mean for our kids? May 25, 2018
    You may be wondering what, if any, impact Europe’s sweeping new data law, GDPR (for General Data Privacy Regulation), has on parenting tech users in your life. After all, it went into effect today, and you may’ve seen headlines like the New York Times’s about how it makes Europe the “world’s leading tech watchdog” or […]
    Anne
  • A book for wise (digital) parenting April 30, 2018
    The Art of Screen Time, by NPR’s Anya Kamenetz, could not be more timely. What with hearings and headlines about digital privacy, so much talk about “tech addiction,” and bad advice about “screen time,” parents deserve this haven from the storm. And it’s a haven not just because Kamenetz is a great reporter with sources […]
    Anne
  • What just happened: ‘Big data’ got personal April 16, 2018
    What the Cambridge Analytica story and last week’s congressional hearings with Facebook’s CEO are really all about is that people – not even “just” social media users, voters and policymakers – are waking up to the meaning of “big data.” It’s a big story not only because Facebook has more than 2.2 billion users or […]
    Anne
  • Social media’s next phase: A new social contract? March 29, 2018
    The “Cambridge Analytica scandal,” as seen in so many headlines, is giving way to a more thoughtful – and crucial – international discussion about not only data privacy but an even bigger question: where our social development is at this point in the planet’s technological development, the part we call the Internet. Here are a […]
    Anne
  • 5 young activists in 4 countries, Part 2: The social media crucible March 15, 2018
    The US students who walked out of schools nationwide in protest against gun violence yesterday have counterparts in many other countries. On March 24, young activists all over the world will be staging events in support of the March for Our Lives movement started in Parkland, Fla., and there are other causes and kinds of […]
    Anne

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • Sidebar test August 14, 2018
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    Larry Magid
  • Sexting, Sextortion and Revenge Porn August 14, 2018
    Tips and advice Tips for Dealing with Teen Sexting Advice on Sexting, Sextortion and Revenge Porn FAQ on ‘Sexting’ and ‘Sextortion Articles: Panic over teen sexting is overblown Sexting & the plummeting teen pregnancy rate Researcher sets the record straight on teen sexting  
    Larry Magid
  • test page August 14, 2018
    this is test
    Larry Magid
  • The Educator’s Guide to Creativity & Copyright August 14, 2018
    By Kerry Gallagher, J.D., Larry Magid, Ed.D. and David Sohn, J.D. Click Here For Full Guide (PDF) Whether they’re working in class or at home, students are accessing, viewing, creating, and sharing media as part of their day-to-day academic experiences. All of this is made possible by near ubiquitous access to digital devices and internet in […]
    Maureen Kochan
  • SmarterInternet.org is under construction August 5, 2018
    Come back soon for some exciting news
    Larry Magid
  • Facebook & Instagram offer controls to manage time spent online August 1, 2018
    Facebook has announced tools to enable both Facebook and Instagram users to better manage the time they spend using those apps. That will include an activity dashboard, a daily reminder and enhanced ways to limit notifications. In a post,  Ameet Ranadive, Product Management Director at Instagram, and David Ginsberg, Director of Research at Facebook said “We […]
    Larry Magid
  • App motivates kids to move August 1, 2018
    by Larry Magid A new smartphone app, Goya-Move is “designed to get children off their mobile devices and moving again.” The company says that its app allows parents to: Set a daily or hourly step goal for their children. Block specific apps that will be timed out until the desired step goal is reached by […]
    Larry Magid
  • Survey shows adults lack trust in social media June 29, 2018
    It’s been obvious for awhile that we’re starting to experience a tech backlash, with an increasing number of people expressing skepticism over whether our devices and social media are doing us harm. Some of this skepticism can be healthy when, for example, it leads to people tightening up their privacy settings or putting down their […]
    Larry Magid
  • The good and bad of location sharing June 22, 2018
    This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News by Larry Magid Two recent news stories about cell phone location services recently caught my eye. One was a positive development and the other quite negative, until it was at least partially fixed. The positive story is that Apple’s iOS 12 operating system for iPhone will enable […]
    Larry Magid
  • New iOS lets users set limits for kids and adults June 8, 2018
    By Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News As the founder of SafeKids.com and co-founder of ConnectSafely.org, I’ve written volumes about parental controls that help parents limit what their kids can do online or with mobile devices. Apple already offers optional parental controls for iPhones and iPads, but with the upcoming release of its […]
    Larry Magid