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  • Key SEL report from UNESCO, insights from youth in 6 countries July 27, 2020
    In what video panel discussion could you watch a high school student in Bhutan lead his peers in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Japan and South Africa, along with their adult moderator, in a mindfulness practice – after which you’d hear from a neuroscientist at a U.S. university and Sri Lanka’s Minister of Education? That would be […]
    Anne
  • Yup. New ‘Blue Whale’ with a Momo-style twist July 16, 2020
    Here we are again. Remember “Blue Whale,” then “Momo”? Well, the B.W. challenge, or self-harm “game,” has been warmed over and repackaged with a new name and face with the creepiness of a Momo. This time it’s a weird, scary version of the cartoon character Goofy. [I don’t know—does familiarity make it less scary or […]
    Anne
  • New org for content moderation pros June 17, 2020
    This is a world first and great news at a time when everybody could use a bit of that: The Trust & Safety Professional Association opens its doors today. TSPA is a membership organization designed to support the content moderation community, the people all over the world who do the extremely challenging work of protecting […]
    Anne
  • An Oversight Board & what’s actually, urgently, needed June 4, 2020
    Below you’ll find background and context to this pivotal point for social media. For a more prescriptive view, click to “Social media’s turning point: 5 steps needed now, no turning back.”  Suddenly things that looked like important, almost radical (potential) fixes a few months ago now seem like “band-aids” or symptom treatments. Suddenly we need […]
    Anne
  • Amid #Covid: Gift to her peers from a formerly depressed teen author May 25, 2020
    I can’t let Mental Health Month go by without a blog post on the subject, especially this year. So this one’s not about tech, media or the Internet. It’s about – and by – 19-year-old Ruby Walker, author of Advice I Ignored: Stories and Wisdom from a Formerly Depressed Teen. It is true wisdom, maybe […]
    Anne
  • 2 new papers spell a turning point for digital safety & citizenship: Part 2 May 14, 2020
    The timing struck me. Though it seems all of life is at an inflection point now, in the middle of a pandemic, two new papers that represent a pivotal moment for digital safety and citizenship education are published almost at the same time. Individually and together, they offer new guidance that simply mustn’t be lost […]
    Anne
  • 2 new papers spell a turning point for digital safety & citizenship: Part 1 May 5, 2020
    The timing struck me. Though it seems all of life is at an inflection point now, in the middle of a pandemic, two just-published papers represent a crucial one for digital safety and citizenship education. Individually and together, they offer new guidance that simply mustn’t be lost in the Covid-19 din. The scholars point the […]
    Anne
  • Screens kids use, Part 2: Research turning a corner April 7, 2020
    This subject – at this writing, about 3 weeks after I posted Part 1 – almost seems like that of a previous era, with all we’ve experienced since then (see this in The Atlantic from history professor Rebecca Spang). But we, societies around the world, will still be wrestling with this question of humans and […]
    Anne
  • Parenting (in RL) during a pandemic March 17, 2020
    This is no time for perfectionist parenting, digital or otherwise, right?! With so many of us working from home with kids, endless news about Covid-19, volatile global markets and social distancing, we’re all in social-emotional survival mode. This pandemic seems to be a reset. It’s changing the patterns of everyday life, definitely making some things […]
    Anne
  • Screens kids use, Part 1: Everywhere and ‘irrelevant’ March 12, 2020
    The webinar was set up as a debate, a transatlantic one between psychology Prof. Sonia Livingstone at the London School of Economics and health sciences Assoc. Prof. Kristi Adamo at the University of Ottawa. They were asked to talk about “screen time” by their hosts at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity […]
    Anne

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • #ICANHELP: Students as part of the solution (webcast & podcast) July 30, 2020
    We speak with Kim Karr, co-founder of #ICANHELP, along with the organization’s lead intern, Malorie Bournazian, about mental health and digital wellness. Podcast Listen to “#ICANHELP Students as part of the solution” on Spreaker. The post #ICANHELP: Students as part of the solution (webcast & podcast) appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    ConnectSafely
  • Webcast: Cybersecurity During COVID-19 July 28, 2020
    Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher spoke with McAfee’s Baker Nanduru, who had some excellent advice for all of us who are at a higher security risk due to all the scammers exploiting COVID-19. The post Webcast: Cybersecurity During COVID-19 appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Protecting Kids Online (Webcast) July 23, 2020
    The post Protecting Kids Online (Webcast) appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Gmail Anti-Phishing Technology Looks Promising July 23, 2020
    By Larry Magid Phishing is one of the internet’s biggest security risks. That’s when a scammer sends you an email that appears to come from a legitimate source, like your bank or a government agency. There’s usually a link for you to click that takes you to a website that may look exactly like the […]
    Larry Magid
  • John Carr – UK Child Safety Advocate (Webcast) July 21, 2020
    Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher spoke with UK-based John Carr, Secretary of British Children’s Charity Safety Coalition, about child safety online. The post John Carr – UK Child Safety Advocate (Webcast) appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Social-Emotional Learning & Mindfulness (Webcast) July 14, 2020
    We speak with Mia Doces of Committee for Children about social-emotional learning during the pandemic, and how parents and teachers can help children build resilience The post Social-Emotional Learning & Mindfulness (Webcast) appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Vint Cerf, One of the ‘Fathers’ of the Internet, Looks Back – And Forward July 7, 2020
    It was such a pleasure to spend some time with Vint Cerf, widely known as one of the "fathers of the internet." We talked about his bout with Covid-19 The post Vint Cerf, One of the ‘Fathers’ of the Internet, Looks Back – And Forward appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Online Dating in the Time of Covid-19 and Trump July 2, 2020
    We spoke with online dating expert Julie Spira about dating during Covid-19 and “dating in the age of Trump.” We touched on sexting, teen dating and how to date safely, including when in quarantine. Podcast Listen to “Julie Spira: Dating in the age of Covid-19” on Spreaker. The post Online Dating in the Time of […]
    Larry Magid
  • Facial Recognition Loses Support as Bias Claims Rise July 2, 2020
    Following the lead of San Francisco, Boston and several other cities, Detroit is poised to end a contract with a company that provides facial recognition technology to its police department. The post Facial Recognition Loses Support as Bias Claims Rise appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Katherine Pforzheimer on remote learning + bonus concert from Will Magid June 30, 2020
    This is a very special edition of ConnectSafely Live. To celebrate Larry Magid’s birthday, he and Kerry Gallagher were joined by his two adult children, Katherine Magid Pforzheimer and Will Magid. Katherine talked about her work as a kindergarten teacher, how she transitioned to remote learning during the pandemic and her role as the person […]
    Larry Magid