RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • Global network of Net safety regulators: Let’s think on this November 16, 2022
    In my last, pre-FOSI, post about this social media meltdown I told you I’d report back about what people would say about it at the conference. But there was actually very little said – only, rightfully, sadness for all the tech workers who’ve been laid off (my post has numbers). In his closing remarks, FOSI […]
    Anne
  • Dot-com bust, 2022-style November 14, 2022
    It’s the end of an era as I head to Washington and this year’s “FOSI” – shorthand for the Family Online Safety Institute’s annual gathering of people in the Internet safety field. It’ll be interesting to see if anyone on stage tomorrow isn’t feeling this too. Stay tuned – I’ll let you know. Americans were […]
    Anne
  • BeReal & being real about safety & privacy October 10, 2022
    Seventeen magazine recently asked me if the BeReal app is safe for teens. Here’s their article about that, which is great but of course lots got left on the cutting floor. Here’s my full take: The way this Paris-based app is designed, it’s actually safer than a lot of other apps because it’s made for […]
    Anne
  • How this new app might well be safer… October 6, 2022
    …and what that has to do with content moderation Fizz just might come to be known as the kinder social media app. I know, you’re probably thinking, “Yeah sure.” And I do understand. But, from some great reporting by TechCrunch, I picked up on two design features that, together, could give this new app the […]
    Anne
  • Why partner with teens on tech: Great new book September 12, 2022
    At this transitional moment for digital tech and youth online safety, the new book Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing (and Adult Are Missing) feels almost miraculous to me. The first reason why is that it’s more about teens than screens. Since the beginning of public concern about youth online safety in the late […]
    Anne
  • The latest on US teens’ social media use August 12, 2022
    The fresh figures on US teens’ top digital media picks from the Pew Research Center can be a great conversation starter for parents. I mean, we can ask our kids if they’re surprised that YouTube is No. 1, with a whopping 95% of their peers (US 13-17 year-olds) having used the platform (up 10% from […]
    Anne
  • Amid all the talk of teens and ‘digital wellbeing’… August 8, 2022
    …there is actually little known about teens’ wellbeing itself, without the digital part – even though “we find a near universal decrease in life satisfaction during adolescence,” write the authors of a study just published in the journal Royal Society Open Science. “This decrease is steeper than at any other point across adulthood.” The study […]
    Anne
  • Children’s own views on well-being: Global study May 16, 2022
    It’s an inspiring – and necessary – growing trend: looking at well-being through the lens of children’s own digital experiences. Necessary because, in order to understand how good or bad young people’s experiences are in digital spaces, we have to talk with them – about their experiences now and their desires and designs for better […]
    Anne
  • Most kids are fine online: New study May 6, 2022
    It’s time for a serious rethink about teen mental health and digital media, an important report urges – because “most adolescents using technology do so in ways that do not lead to increased risk of negative health consequences,” write the authors of “Adolescent Digital Technology & Media Use,” led by Megan Moreno, MD, at the […]
    Anne
  • Datafied Childhoods the book April 12, 2022
    A grabbier headline for this post might be “Screens are watching us back,” but that would be like so many scary news headlines parents are subjected to. More importantly, it wouldn’t do justice to all that this important new book – Datafied Childhoods, by Profs. Giovanna Mascheroni in Italy and Andra Siibak in Estonia – […]
    Anne

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • Shop Safely this Holiday Season November 24, 2022
    There are indeed some real bargains out there, but beware of any that are "too good to be true." The post Shop Safely this Holiday Season appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Safe Shopping Resources November 22, 2022
    Quick-Guide to Safe Online Shopping More safe shopping advice The post Safe Shopping Resources appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Surveys Shed Light on Teen and Parent Feelings about Social Media November 17, 2022
    It’s relatively rare to get new research on teens, parents and social media but three surveys dropped this week. The post Surveys Shed Light on Teen and Parent Feelings about Social Media appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Ask Trish: My Facebook Account Was Hacked November 15, 2022
    Hey Trish, What do I do when my Facebook account is hacked? I received an email saying someone changed my password and I’m locked out!!  I have personal photos and videos I don’t want the world to see. The post Ask Trish: My Facebook Account Was Hacked appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Announcing Safer Internet Day 2023 Grants November 10, 2022
    ConnectSafely is offering grants of up to $1,000 to help educators and youth-serving community organizations implement a student program or classroom activity for Safer Internet Day. The post Announcing Safer Internet Day 2023 Grants appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Maureen Kochan
  • Ask Trish: Help, I Feel Like I’m Always on My Phone November 8, 2022
    Trish, I’m kinda scared because I feel like I’m always on my phone. Am I addicted? What do I do? The post Ask Trish: Help, I Feel Like I’m Always on My Phone appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Ask Trish: Content Creation Burnout October 25, 2022
    I’m getting into content creation, and I’ve been getting some traction on social media, but it’s a lot of work and so stressful and is taking the fun out of it. Any tips? The post Ask Trish: Content Creation Burnout appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Social media risks and solutions can be nuanced October 25, 2022
    By Larry Magid One of my favorite phrases is “it’s complicated,” because it expresses the fact that many things in life are not as simple as they seem. That’s especially true when you need to make an important decision. Should you buy or lease your next car – there are advantages and disadvantages to both […]
    Larry Magid
  • Safety Tips for Managing Online Risks October 25, 2022
    The good news is there are easy ways to keep your internet use safe and constructive. We’ve compiled some of our best advice here, along with resources for deeper dives.  Though thorough, it’s not exhaustive. There may be other risks that emerge, especially as new devices and apps come to market. But, as you read […]
    Larry Magid
  • Quick Guide to Teen Sexting for Parents & Teens October 23, 2022
    PDF for Printing What is sexting? “Sexting” usually refers to the sharing of nude or seminude and sexually provocative photos via mobile phones, but it can happen on other devices and the web. First of all, research shows most teens don’t “sext.”  And most of those who do experience no negative consequences. But for teens […]
    Larry Magid