RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • About ‘Momo’ & dealing with viral media scares August 27, 2018
    There’s no rhyme or reason to these things. They show up on different social media platforms, start in different parts of the world, but don’t always take off in regions where they started. There are cultural aspects to what makes them go viral but also universal ones: They “excite children’s and teens’ imaginations, increase careless media outlets’ […]
    Anne
  • How youth address mental health issues: Groundbreaking study August 3, 2018
    Young people are both smart and thoughtful about using digital media and devices – for mental health and other purposes – a groundbreaking new study shows, and they are far from naïve about what doesn’t work for them in social media. The study, by researchers Victoria Rideout and Susannah Fox, had both quantitative and qualitative […]
    Anne
  • Signs of serious progress for digital citizenship July 4, 2018
    THIS JUST IN: In a historic development for the Internet and its users under 18, the Council of Europe today adopted a Recommendation – a comprehensive set of guidelines to European Union member states – for upholding children’s rights in digital environments, their rights as digital citizens. “How to better protect and empower children as rights-holders… […]
    Anne
  • Media literacy may take a village now June 22, 2018
    Last week’s post featured a U.S. celebrity’s very personal media literacy learning and teaching. This week a program successfully tested in the Ukraine that represents an equally informal much more collaborative approach to growing media literacy in our very social media environment…. Maybe it’s just a theory or it could be I’m stating the obvious, […]
    Anne
  • Media literacy lessons from comedian ChescaLeigh June 11, 2018
    Franchesca Ramsey, or @chescaleigh – the comedy writer, YouTube star with 247,000+ subscribers, host of MTV Decoded, and author of the just-released Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist – could also easily be considered a media literacy educator now. For one thing, she has a lot of credibility with fellow […]
    Anne
  • How teens’ social media use changing: New Pew study June 1, 2018
    Parents of teens probably knew this already, but the Pew Research Center just confirmed it for everybody: YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are US 13-17 year-olds’ top social media picks now – at 85%, 72% and 69%, respectively. That’s according to Pew’s just-released “Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018.” [The percentages add up to more than […]
    Anne
  • What does GDPR mean for our kids? May 25, 2018
    You may be wondering what, if any, impact Europe’s sweeping new data law, GDPR (for General Data Privacy Regulation), has on parenting tech users in your life. After all, it went into effect today, and you may’ve seen headlines like the New York Times’s about how it makes Europe the “world’s leading tech watchdog” or […]
    Anne
  • A book for wise (digital) parenting April 30, 2018
    The Art of Screen Time, by NPR’s Anya Kamenetz, could not be more timely. What with hearings and headlines about digital privacy, so much talk about “tech addiction,” and bad advice about “screen time,” parents deserve this haven from the storm. And it’s a haven not just because Kamenetz is a great reporter with sources […]
    Anne
  • What just happened: ‘Big data’ got personal April 16, 2018
    What the Cambridge Analytica story and last week’s congressional hearings with Facebook’s CEO are really all about is that people – not even “just” social media users, voters and policymakers – are waking up to the meaning of “big data.” It’s a big story not only because Facebook has more than 2.2 billion users or […]
    Anne
  • Social media’s next phase: A new social contract? March 29, 2018
    The “Cambridge Analytica scandal,” as seen in so many headlines, is giving way to a more thoughtful – and crucial – international discussion about not only data privacy but an even bigger question: where our social development is at this point in the planet’s technological development, the part we call the Internet. Here are a […]
    Anne

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • Tech checklist to prepare for a hurricane, power failure or other disaster September 11, 2018
    As Hurricane Florence bears down on the east coast, it’s important to make sure that your tech is ready and able to operate even in the event of a power failure. The same goes for earthquakes, tornadoes, impending fires and other disasters.
    Larry Magid
  • The Parent’s Guide to Instagram August 29, 2018
    If your kids are using Instagram, the best way for you to learn about how it works is to ask them. Kids are often glad to teach their parents about their favorite tech tools and asking them about Instagram is not only a great way
    Maureen Kochan
  • Dire warnings about children dying because of apps and games are a form of ‘juvenoia’ August 27, 2018
    Top results from Google search for ‘Momo Challenge’ by Larry Magid Several years ago, David Finkelhor, director of the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes Against Children Research Center gave a talk and wrote a paper called The Internet, Youth Safety and the Problem of “Juvenoia.” His argument, based on his extensive knowledge of actual online […]
    Larry Magid
  • How to avoid succumbing to fake web sites — political or otherwise August 21, 2018
    Microsoft’s revelation that websites controlled by a group with ties to the Russian government is not only a warning to political operatives from both parties, but to everyone.
    Maureen Kochan
  • Top 5 questions about creativity & copyright August 17, 2018
    1. What’s protected by copyright and what isn’t? The U.S. Copyright Office says that copyright “protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture.” Copyright does not protect “facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation,” although it may protect the way these […]
    Maureen Kochan
  • test Educator’s and Student’s Guide to Creativity & Copyright Edit copy August 16, 2018
    By Kerry Gallagher, J.D., Larry Magid, Ed.D. and David Sohn, J.D. To print, click for Full Guide (PDF) Whether they’re working in class or at home, students are accessing, viewing, creating, and sharing media as part of their day-to-day academic experiences. All of this is made possible by near ubiquitous access to digital devices and internet […]
    Larry Magid
  • The Educator’s Guide to Creativity & Copyright August 15, 2018
    Now that our students are creating and remixing audio, video, text and images to “show what they know” it is essential that they are doing all of this with a clear understanding of their own rights and the rights of other creators or owners of content.
    Maureen Kochan
  • Why we need to understand copyright now more than ever August 14, 2018
    By Larry Magid Click here for free booklet & One-Page Quick-Guide When I was in high school, the only way to copy someone else’s work was to painstakingly retype or re-write it from a book, periodical or another student’s paper. Today it’s as simple as copy and paste. That has many publishers and educators worried. […]
    Maureen Kochan
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