RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • Finally! A YouTube (flexibly) designed for kids 9-12 February 25, 2021
    Tweens are no longer little kids, but they’re also not yet teens. Like all their peers, younger and older, 9-to-12-year-olds love to explore and mess around with media, especially video. They want to be safe so they don’t have to worry, which means they really don’t mind a little help from parental types, but they […]
    Anne
  • Safer Internet Day 2021: Ground youth safety & rights in dignity February 9, 2021
    What better day than Safer Internet Day to take cyberbullying prevention and intervention to the next level – or at least break the discussion about it wide-open? And just four days after the UN Committee for the Rights of the Child brought digital rights into the Convention on the Rights of the Child. “In relation […]
    Anne
  • Pepe the Frog, GameStop & the gamification of reality February 4, 2021
    You probably heard about GameStop, the WallStreetBets subreddit, Robinhood app and what’s been called the biggest “short squeeze” in 25 years –  all of which was last week boiled down to the phrase “meme stock mania.” You also may’ve heard of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character created for a comic book in 2005 that […]
    Anne
  • Online safety after Trump’s deplatforming January 7, 2021
    Among many other things, the past 24 hours were a pivotal moment for content moderation – for online safety worldwide. I’m usually not US-centric in the way I think about online safety, but what happened in Washington and online, yesterday and since, and then with the global platforms, showed us how far our thinking – […]
    Anne
  • Young artists & activists wrapping 2020 in light December 29, 2020
    So many of us lost heart, our voices, our strength at different points in the past year, and possibly none more than young people. “Since the start of the pandemic, mental health-related emergency department visits increased by 31% for 12-17-year-olds,” Mental Health America cites data from the Centers for Disease Control as showing. And according […]
    Anne
  • Finally! Solid cyberbullying data on tweens October 16, 2020
    There is no better source on cyberbullying than the Cyberbullying Research Center, at least in the US. And this month, National Bullying Prevention Month in the US, CRC, in partnership with Cartoon Network, released data on a whole new group of kids: 9-to-12-year-olds. It may surprise you that we know very little about tweens’ experiences […]
    Anne
  • Beyond ‘The Social Dilemma’ to social solutions September 21, 2020
    The Social Dilemma, now on Netflix, is a polemic, not a documentary. I mean, the Oxford English Dictionary says a documentary “provides a factual record or report,” and this film does not do that. There’s nothing wrong with a polemic, or a wakeup call. It’s perfectly reasonable to create a film with the intention to […]
    Anne
  • ‘Automated fame’: 1 of the TikTok stories of the moment September 11, 2020
    You’ve undoubtedly seen news stories about Charli D’Amelio, 2020’s 16-year-old TikTok phenomenon, with 6 billion likes and 82 million followers since she joined the app last spring. It was the part about “automated fame” that really caught my attention in a New Yorker story this past weekend. Charli became “the most popular creator on TikTok” […]
    Anne
  • A simple exercise for (digital) parenting August 15, 2020
    This is inspired by all the families in Parenting for a Digital Future, the book I reviewed earlier this week (I also added this as a sidebar in that post for readers’ convenience). It’s a little exercise to explain and expand on the statement I led the review with: “family context eclipses screen time.” Please […]
    Anne
  • #P4DF: The book about (digital) parenting August 10, 2020
    Family context eclipses screen time. If you get nothing else from the new book Parenting for a Digital Future, that one takeaway would help so many educators, policymakers, pediatricians and advocates trying to get “Internet safety” and “digital wellbeing” education right, i.e., as free of generalized pronouncements of what is and isn’t good for children […]
    Anne

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • Family Guide to Parental Controls February 24, 2021
    What are parental controls and what do they do? There are a variety of control tools and monitoring tools available to parents. Some are software products or mobile apps that you buy or subscribe to. Others are free and some are already present on your phone, tablet or computer operating systems or available from your […]
    Maureen Kochan
  • Iowa bill could prevent social media from preventing cyberbullying and other harms to children and adults February 23, 2021
      by Larry Magid A bill being debated by the Iowa legislature could have the unintended consequence of preventing social media companies from protecting children as well as adults from cyberbullying, harassment, sexual solicitation, unwanted advertising and other harms. Other states, including Utah, are reportedly considering similar bills. S.F. 402, which is currently before the […]
    Larry Magid
  • Tips to Remember and Manage Passwords February 18, 2021
    there are some techniques to create passwords that you are likely to remember as well as programs and apps that will remember them for you so you don't have to. The post Tips to Remember and Manage Passwords appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • test Draft February 17, 2021
      Officially, Safer Internet Day was Tuesday, February 9th, recognized in more than 100 countries around the world.  But, in the U.S., the official Safer Internet Day celebration was online and asynchronous, which means all of the resources, videos and activities remain available. This year’s global theme is “Together for a Better Internet,” but ConnectSafely […]
    Larry Magid
  • Facebook safety chief on policy nuances and user safety tools February 15, 2021
      ConnectSafely’s interview with Facebook head of global safety, Antigone Davis As Facebook’s head of global safety, Antigone Davis helps develop and enforce guidelines that govern how more than 2.4 billion people in the world use the company’s platforms. And she has to juggle competing demands that don’t just include how to balance safety with […]
    Larry Magid
  • Safer Internet Day 2021 Videos February 14, 2021
    We interviewed leaders from the worlds of education, technology, nonprofits and law enforcement about a range of urgent issues, including online toxicity, racial justice, free speech, misinformation, how to manage screen time while staying connected during the pandemic and the very real pressure to be “perfect” online. The post Safer Internet Day 2021 Videos appeared […]
    Larry Magid
  • Every Day Can Be ‘Safer Internet Day’ February 14, 2021
      Officially, Safer Internet Day was Tuesday, February 9th, recognized in more than 100 countries around the world.  But, in the U.S., the official Safer Internet Day celebration was online and asynchronous, which means all of the resources, videos and activities remain available. This year’s global theme is “Together for a Better Internet,” but ConnectSafely […]
    Larry Magid
  • Safe online dating during and after the pandemic February 12, 2021
    When it comes to online dating safety, there is good advice that's been around for years and new advice based on the pandemic. The post Safe online dating during and after the pandemic appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Rethink Founder on How App Promotes Kindness & Decency February 12, 2021
    Rethink founder Trisha Prabhu is on a mission to help cultivate the next generation of responsible digital citizens. The post Rethink Founder on How App Promotes Kindness & Decency appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Good and Not-So-Good News about Digital Civility February 11, 2021
    While adults showed some improvement, teens did significantly better than previous years. The post Good and Not-So-Good News about Digital Civility appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid