RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • Real news: UK lawmakers’ formal ‘fake news’ hearing in the US February 12, 2018
    They were historic conversations on many levels, and not just because 11 British Members of Parliament flew across the Atlantic to hold hearings with Google, Twitter and Facebook executives (as well as scholars, journalists and news publishers) at George Washington University last week. It was “the first ever live broadcast and public hearing of a […]
    Anne
  • We need to manage the social media backlash too February 6, 2018
    It’s like a moral panic on steroids. Adding to the “reckoning” already under way since the 2016 election (see Related links below) is the news yesterday of a new, high-profile coalition of some of social media’s creators and backers and Common Sense Media. The steroids part is the funding ($7 million from individuals, the Omidyar […]
    Anne
  • Clearer picture of what hurts kids online, globally: Research January 8, 2018
    Even people under 18 would probably say we adults are getting smarter in the way we’re viewing cyberbullying (we could ask them [#stuvoice @stu_voice]!). That is, if they knew there’s growing consensus among researchers in many countries that “cyberbullying” isn’t the most useful term for online hurtful behavior and may be inhibiting what we can […]
    Anne
  • Turning now to 2018: Parenting & social media’s ‘breakup’ December 28, 2017
    Think about this in terms of parenting and policymaking: “social” and “media are splitting up. 2018 will be the beginning of the end of “first-generation social media,” as tech reporter Taylor Lorenz put it. So when we’re parenting and setting policy about young people’s use of social media (at household, school and national levels), it’d […]
    Anne
  • The state of global youth, digitally speaking: Research December 16, 2017
    There could be no better year-end wrap-up or gift for stakeholders in youth online safety worldwide than UNICEF’s just-released “State of the World’s Children…in a Digital World.” In it are the latest research, stories and commentaries from multiple international perspectives, including, to its credit, those of young people in 26 countries. In addition to their […]
    Anne
  • Facebook’s Messenger Kids: Important new digital-parenting tool December 4, 2017
    Facebook’s launch of Messenger Kids is a game-changer – but not just in the way you might think. Sure it’s the world’s largest social media service’s first product for people under 13. That’s certainly big news, and what will capture most of the headlines this week. But it’s actually a combination of that and something […]
    Anne
  • Post-FOSI: Online safety now, predictions for 2020 November 20, 2017
    “Trust and civility” were, so very appropriately, the focus of the Family Online Safety Institute‘s just-ended annual conference this challenging year. “We have witnessed countless examples…of ways that trust in institutions, in organizations and even in each other has been eroded,” FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam noted in his opening remarks. “And we have watched how […]
    Anne
  • Counterspeech: A tool for students who want to counter online hate September 29, 2017
    Now, in time for National Bullying Prevention Month 2017, students have solid, research-based guidance for countering online hate, harassment and bullying – in the form of a cartoon! “Counterspeech DOs & DON’Ts” is the result of a months-long collaboration of iCanHelpline.org, iHeartMob.org, #ICANHELP, Project HEAR, The Dangerous Speech Project and some outstanding student advisers in […]
    Anne
  • About teens’ new top app ‘tbh’ & (real) safety in apps September 23, 2017
    “It’s trying to be the anti-Sarahah,” reports New York Magazine. But, like Sarahah, tbh (for “to be honest”), the newest hot app among teens in Apple’s App Store, is probably trying not to be a flash in the pan. [As of today, it’s No. 3, after Facebook Messenger and Gmail, on Apple’s “Top Charts” list […]
    Anne
  • 2 kinds of bullying, 2 kinds of empathy: Research September 1, 2017
    It’s an age-old social problem, but we have gotten so much smarter about bullying – both the problem and solutions – since media became so very social. Not only do we now know that the age-old “schoolyard bully” is a stereotype, we know it’s not the only one people all over the world entertain. But […]
    Anne

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • The connection between online safety and those amazing kids from Parkland, Florida February 23, 2018
    By Larry Magid Like many, I have been deeply moved by the actions of student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shootings on Valentine’s Day.  These teens – some who lost friends and teachers – have been courageous, articulate and passionate in turning their grief into action – demanding that our leaders do everything […]
    Larry Magid
  • The Parent & Educator Guide to Media Literacy & Fake News February 20, 2018
    By Kerry Gallagher, JD and Larry Magid, Ed.D  Click Here to Download  Full Guide (PDF) Top 5 Questions (PDF) Additional resources for Media Literacy & Fake News We hear a lot about “fake news,” but that term, which was coined fairly recently, is really a symptom of much larger problems, including the lack of media literacy. […]
    Maureen Kochan
  • The internet does and should forever belong to you: FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn @ Safer Internet Day USA February 8, 2018
    Remarks of Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn U.S. Safer Internet Day Austin, Texas February 6, 2018 FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Good morning, everyone. What an honor it is, to take part in Safer Internet Day 2018 with you, the future leaders of this state and nation. For more than eight years, I have had the privilege […]
    Larry Magid
  • Watch ‘Clicky’s’ happy Safer Internet Day animation February 2, 2018
    Clicky wishes you a Happy Safer Internet Day
    Larry Magid
  • Safer Internet Day a good time to think about your use of connected tech February 1, 2018
    Watch the live stream of Safer Internet Day starting at 8:30 AM Pacific (11:30 ET) on Tues   by Larry Magid Tuesday, February 6th is Safer Internet Day. The big U.S. celebration will be in Austin, but you don’t have to come to Texas to participate. It will be live streamed starting at 11:30 AM […]
    Larry Magid
  • Two factor authentication instructions for major online services January 31, 2018
    Apple Facebook Google Microsoft Twitter Description of Two-Factor authentication: One way to greatly strengthen your password is to enhance it with another authentication system. It’s called “two factor” or “multi-factor” authentication and it works the same way your ATM card does. Access requires something you have and something you know. The most common form of […]
    Larry Magid
  • Online privacy day reminds us to stay alert year ’round January 25, 2018
    by Larry Magid Sunday is “Data Privacy Day,” when a host of companies, nonprofits and government agencies remind people to take steps to protect their privacy. The event is sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News Alliance executive director Russell Schrader said in a […]
    Larry Magid
  • ConnectSafely Hosts U.S. Safer Internet Day in Austin, TX on February 6th January 24, 2018
    ConnectSafely Hosts U.S. Safer Internet Day in Austin, TX on February 6th FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to keynote PALO ALTO, CA — Jan 25, 2018, — ConnectSafely.org, the nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security, is hosting the official U.S. Safer Internet Day celebration in Austin, Texas on […]
    Larry Magid
  • Podcast: Interview with Roblox Founder & CEO David Baszucki January 23, 2018
    Roblox Founder & CEO David Baszucki Roblox is more than just a gaming platform. It’s a place where people — often young people — develop and share their games and it’s getting very popular. To find out more about the service, its background and how it handles safety and privacy, ConnectSafely.org CEO and CBS News […]
    Larry Magid
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s 2018 challenge: Fix Facebook’s important issues January 5, 2018
    Mark Zuckerberg (photo: Facebook) Every year Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes on a challenge. One year it was to learn Mandarin. Another it was to visit every U.S. State and one year he ran 365 miles. This year, he’s doing something more important. “The world feels anxious and divided, and Facebook has a lot of […]
    Larry Magid