RSS Great Stuff From Connect Safely

  • My child knows more about #edtech than I do! December 8, 2016
    By Kerry Gallagher A common concern I hear from parents is that their children know more about the devices and technology used in school than they do. Even parents who work in technology-rich careers may not be familiar with education technology. As a result, day to day monitoring of what their children are doing is awkward and […]
    Maureen Kochan
  • UN Internet Governance Forum tackles online extremism December 8, 2016
    Today’s column is from the 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), this year in Guadalajara, Mexico. IGF is a United Nations-sponsored “multi-stakeholder” conference. Unlike many U.N. events, it is open not just to representatives of member states, but also to “civil society” (non-profits), academia and industry.
    Larry Magid
  • ConnectSafely participating in UN’s Internet Governance Forum December 3, 2016
    ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid is in Guadalajara, Mexico for this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF). IGF, which is convened by the United Nations, is described  as “a multistakeholder platform that facilitiates the discussion of public policy issues pertaining to the Internet.” It’s an annual gathering of leaders from governments, industry, academia and non-profits from around […]
    Larry Magid
  • Podcast from Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) Conference December 1, 2016
    The ConnectSafely podcast is broadcasting from the Family Online Safety Institute conference at the Newseaum in Washington, DC.
    Larry Magid
  • Be safe when shopping online November 28, 2016
    By Larry Magid With the holiday season underway, a lot of people will be shopping online this year. For the most part, it’s pretty safe but there are some basic precautions worth remembering. On Black Friday alone, consumers spent more the $3 billion online, according to Adobe. One risk when shopping online is to be […]
    Maureen Kochan
  • Be safe when shopping online this holiday season November 28, 2016
    by Larry Magid (this post has been updated from previous posts) With the holiday season underway, a lot of people will be shopping online this year. For the most part, it’s pretty safe but there are some basic precautions worth remembering. On Black Friday alone, consumers spent more the $3 billion online, according to Adobe. […]
    Larry Magid
  • App helps parents protect their kids from the unthinkable November 13, 2016
    A new smartphone app from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children gives parents what they need in case their child goes missing
    Larry Magid
  • Helping Melania Trump fight cyberbullying November 10, 2016
    Melania Trump (Wikimedia Commons) The voters have spoken and Melania Trump is our next first lady. Typically, I wouldn’t give advice to someone about to occupy the east wing of the White House, but Mrs. Trump has said that she plans to use her new platform to help combat cyberbullying. “We must find better ways to […]
    Larry Magid
  • Podcasts from the International Bullying Prevention Association Conference November 7, 2016
    ConnectSafely was in New Orleans at the International Bullying Prevention Association Conference where we interviewed some of the most influential people in the world of bullying prevention. Connectsafely’s Larry Magid speaks with Michele Borba, the IBPA keynoter and author of several books including Unselfie and The 6rs of Bullying Prevention http://www.blogtalkradio.com/connectsafely/2016/11/07/larry-speaks-with-ibpa-keynoter-michele-borba.mp3 ————————————————————– IBPA: Larry speaks with IBPA President […]
    Larry Magid
  • National Media Education Week comes at a perfect time October 31, 2016
    National Media Literacy Week, coordinated by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), "is designed to bring attention and visibility to media literacy education in the United States."
    Larry Magid

RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • The new non-fake news & Snapchat December 6, 2016
    Last week I wrote about fake news, this week about its opposite. This is very real news, as captured by bystanders on the spot – curated and given app-wide exposure by Snapchat. This is quite likely to be how our children will get a lot of their news going forward, so I want to be sure […]
    Anne
  • Fake news & how media literacy is protective November 21, 2016
    When young people in the Balkan country of Macedonia create fake news sites like WorldPoliticus.com and make good money off of all the American voter traffic their uber-grabby headlines generate (true story, from BuzzFeed), this is not the new Nigerian Internet scam. I think we’re seeing that this is a history-changing problem that affects everybody, […]
    Anne
  • IBPA 2016: Focus on the positive November 11, 2016
    It’s fitting that the last day of a bullying prevention conference focusing on empathy, kindness and resilience happened to be Election Day 2016. Whether or not they were thinking about it, some 750 educators, students, researchers and practitioners together capped off possibly the most divisive, indecent, relationally challenged presidential election season in our history by […]
    Anne
  • Insights from under 18 Net users in 4 countries: Research November 3, 2016
    Young people worldwide are beginning to see the Internet “as a human right, a necessity.” That’s from Global Kids Online, a research project and network now encompassing 33 countries (and counting). It just released findings from South Africa, the Philippines, Serbia and Argentina, summarized here. “My favorite apps are social media – Whatsapp and Facebook. […]
    Anne
  • About the AAP’s media guidelines for parents October 24, 2016
    The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidance on screen time for families by de-emphasizing the term “screen time.” The AAP’s focus is now more on the “how” of media use than the “how much.” “The key is mindful use of media within a family,” the AAP’s press release quoted Megan Moreno, MD, lead […]
    Anne
  • Youth cybersecurity concerns & what will reduce them: Research October 10, 2016
    This being National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we might ask how secure young people are feeling online. According to two just-released studies, not so much. But there’s some light in there, so stay with me. A Microsoft survey of 13-17 year-olds in 14 countries found that 43% had experienced unwelcome contact at some point. The […]
    Anne
  • Heartbreaking US data on LGB youth risk August 20, 2016
    Asking U.S. 14-to-17-year-olds about their sexuality for the first time since the first Youth Risk Behavior Study in 1994, the Centers for Disease Control researchers found that youth who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual are far more likely to experience depression, bullying and other forms of violence than their straight peers, EducationNews.org reported (the […]
    Anne
  • Musical.ly inclined: App huge with younger users August 15, 2016
    Musical.ly just may’ve replaced Instagram as kids’ starter app. This is an educated guess. I remember a few years ago my friend Trudy Ludwig, the award-winning children’s author, observing that, based on all the elementary schools she visits throughout the U.S., Instagram was huge with 4th and 5th graders. Don’t get us wrong, we know […]
    Anne
  • Online harassment 2016: Fresh data August 8, 2016
    I get a lot of press releases in my email in-box. This one about harassment in social media truly surprised me because it was balanced, cited data responsibly, did not appeal to people’s fears and represented clear understanding of today’s media environment. The survey of Americans 18+ – a project of Craig Newmark, founder of […]
    Anne
  • When Pokémon GO really gets epic July 18, 2016
    You may’ve noticed this: More than the usual number of people with phones in their hands have been bumping into things and each other lately. That’s because of Pokémon GO, which market researcher MFour announced the other day had passed Twitter as the U.S.’s No. 1 app. “Fully a third of U.S. Android smartphone users […]
    Anne