RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • Online safety for 2022: 8 things we need to see December 28, 2021
    What a year it has been for child online safety, right?! There was the adoption of General Comment 25, bringing all things digital into the global Convention on the Rights of the Child; the draft Online Safety Bill and Parliament’s response in the UK; the release of Australia’s eSafety Commissioner’s Safety by Design for the […]
    Anne
  • ‘Playful by Design,’ a landmark report December 13, 2021
    What better subject to zoom in on during the holiday season than play? I’ve written a lot on the subject, here, through the years but, in a way, this is Part 4 of a series I started in 2009 (here are the 2nd and 3rd parts). So now, at the turn of a new year, […]
    Anne
  • 9 things that make viral hoaxes challenging November 18, 2021
    Remember “Blue Whale”? Almost five years ago, when I was getting to the bottom of that murky hoax, it wasn’t yet understood as one. It was being called a “suicide game,” and those two words were scaring parents around the world, literally. I was looking all over the Web for reliable sources and found my […]
    Anne
  • The metaverse and the Meta part October 31, 2021
    I hadn’t read Snow Crash. So I first learned about the metaverse in 2008, right after returning from a family trip around the world and a few months before Barack Obama was elected President for the first time. I was a little disoriented coming back to America after 10 months in many other countries, especially […]
    Anne
  • Take-aways from the ‘Facebook Files’ October 9, 2021
    What a week it has been, right? At least for those of us who follow and/or use social media. There was the naming of whistleblower Frances Haugen on “60 Minutes” Sunday night, US time; the hours-long outage of all of Facebook’s products Monday; Haugen’s testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday, a report that hackers were offering […]
    Anne
  • New game to help middle schoolers be media literacy masters September 21, 2021
    It’s definitely not your typical American high school – not the one in “Agents of Influence.” But high school is the backdrop, which is smart for a media literacy videogame aimed at middle schoolers, right? Especially a sketchy, slightly dystopian fictional one like “Virginia Hall High,” in which the game is set. First, the school […]
    Anne
  • Countering ‘hate raids’ needs to be coordinated too September 2, 2021
    The “hate raids” on Twitch spotlight an important online safety reality: It’s increasingly a cross-platform effort. Hate raids, or hate spam, is harassment on steroids and, as the Washington Post points out, it’s a form of online harm that has been around for years but “became a larger Twitch concern [last] month after a streamer […]
    Anne
  • Apple & the child online safety challenge August 26, 2021
    2nd important update Sept. 19: As if in direct response to the open letter from privacy activists around the world, the WeProtect Global Alliance published their own statement saying Apple must not pause its expanded protections, the Guardian reported. I stand by my thoughts in the update just below. We need privacy activists and protection […]
    Anne
  • If anything needs to go viral, it’s this… July 2, 2021
    …the message, “Report it. Don’t share it.”  The “it” in this public awareness campaign Facebook just launched is child sexual abuse material (CSAM), the accurate term for what is typically called “child pornography” in the United States. Thankfully, it’s extremely unlikely you’ll ever see content like this. “The prevalence of this content on our platform […]
    Anne
  • Key piece of the puzzle: Australia’s ‘Safety by Design’ tools June 23, 2021
    A vital piece of the global online safety puzzle has just fallen into place: Australia’s eSafety Commissioner’s Office this week unveiled its Safety by Design tools for Internet companies everywhere. They’re the outgrowth of extensive international research and consultation with people in industry, government, academia and advocacy, including youth and parents – a process eSafety […]
    Anne

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • Ask Trish: The Myth of Likes January 18, 2022
    Dear Trish: I’m always super stressed about my likes on social media. I’ve even deleted posts when they don’t get enough likes. Help! The post Ask Trish: The Myth of Likes appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Ask Trish: What’s the Metaverse? January 11, 2022
    Everyone keeps talking about “the Metaverse” but I’m not sure what exactly that is. Can you tell me more? The post Ask Trish: What’s the Metaverse? appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Ask Trish: Making Digital Resolutions December 21, 2021
    Me, thinking to myself earlier this week: “What’s the one thing I want to leave the Ask Trish community with in 2021?” The post Ask Trish: Making Digital Resolutions appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Ask Trish: I’m the Target of Digital Rumors December 14, 2021
    Dear Trish: I found a post on FB where this woman, a stranger, is saying bad things about me! She shared a photo from my public LinkedIn profile. Everything she’s writing is a complete lie, but FB won’t take the post down. The whole situation is disturbing my mental health, and I don’t know what […]
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Technology to Help Care for Elderly Loved Ones December 9, 2021
    Amazon is jumping into the elder-care market with products to enable people to monitor and assist elderly loved-ones. The post Technology to Help Care for Elderly Loved Ones appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Generosity is Great, But Be Cautious When Giving to Charity December 2, 2021
    “Giving Tuesday,” which is now behind us, is really the start of the end-of-the-year holiday giving period. Unfortunately, this season of generosity also brings out online scammers. The post Generosity is Great, But Be Cautious When Giving to Charity appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Ask Trish: ​​Social Media 101 (Part 2) November 30, 2021
    Dear Trish: I’m new to social media and curious what I should know about each platform. Are there certain things I should keep in mind? Ask Trish is back again with Social Media 101 — Part 2! As you’ll all recall, last week, we had a question from a new social media user (I’ve included […]
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Ask Trish: I’m New to Social Media November 23, 2021
    Dear Trish: I’m new to social media and curious what I should know about each platform. Are there certain things I should keep in mind? The post Ask Trish: I’m New to Social Media appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Ask Trish: Social Media and Mental Health November 16, 2021
    Dear Trish: Maybe it’s just me but I just feel really bad about myself when I’m on social media. Like literally everyone seems to be living their best life and it reminds me how much is wrong with mine. How can I feel better? The post Ask Trish: Social Media and Mental Health appeared first […]
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Parent’s Guide to Amazon Parent Dashboard November 12, 2021
    Amazon Parent Dashboard is the free hub where parents and guardians manage and customize their kids’ experiences across Amazon devices and the Amazon Kids + subscription. The post Parent’s Guide to Amazon Parent Dashboard appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Maureen Kochan