RSS Great Stuff From Connect Safely

  • ConnectSafely and Future of Privacy Forum release ‘Educator’s Guide to Student Data Privacy’ May 23, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      May 23, 2016 Contact: Hani Khan, Outreach Manager, [email protected] Contact: Melanie Bates, Director of Communications, [email protected] The Educator’s Guide to Student Data Privacy FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM AND CONNECTSAFELY RELEASE EDUCATOR’S GUIDE TO STUDENT DATA PRIVACY Washington, DC –  Today, ConnectSafely and Future of Privacy Forum (FPF released the Educator’s Guide to Student […]
    Maureen Kochan
  • The Educator’s Guide to Student Data Privacy May 20, 2016
      Technology tools and apps are making it possible for educators and students to collaborate, create, and share ideas more easily than ever. When schools use technology, students’ data—including some personal information—is collected both by educators and often the companies that provide apps and online services. Educators use some of this data to inform their […]
    Maureen Kochan
  • ‘What’s Your Story’ winners point cameras at Internet issues (videos) May 18, 2016
    By Larry Magid One of my favorite activities each year is serving as a judge for Trend Micro’s What’s Your Story video contest, where we get to reward individual and school young videographers with cash prizes. And, thanks to Trend, those prizes are pretty substantial: $10,000 for the first place in both the individual and school […]
    Larry Magid
  • Empathy: The catalyst for positive connections & change May 17, 2016
    By Trudy Ludwig Let’s face it. We’ve got big problems in our country that are rooted in greed, abuse of power, ignorance, fear, and denial. Take, for example, the horrific adult role modeling exhibited in the US presidential primaries in which blatant bullying tactics are dividing our nation rather than unifying it. And don’t even get me started […]
    Maureen Kochan
  • Focusing on live social video May 14, 2016
    By Larry Magid Thanks to some relatively new apps and social media features, anyone can now star in their own live TV show. That’s mostly a good thing, but it brings up some new issues when it comes to safety, privacy and acceptable content. This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News People […]
    Larry Magid
  • New research: Sextortion can ruin lives May 12, 2016
    By Larry Magid Sextortion typically involves a perpetrator (typically male) getting hold of a picture of someone (typically female) and threatening to widely share those images.
    Larry Magid
  • What are pre-schoolers doing with tablets and is it good for them? May 9, 2016
    By Sonia LIvingstone The image of children trying to swipe the television set or a book seems to capture how quickly the world is changing in terms of digital literacy and technology. Is this good for our kids?
    Maureen Kochan
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    Larry Magid
  • Polls show attitude split between parents & teens May 4, 2016
    By Sue Scheff Although 78% of parents said they are speaking with their children about online safety and cyberbullying, there is a significant gap in the actual experiences.
    Maureen Kochan
  • Tips for Strong, Secure Passwords & Other Authentication Tools May 4, 2016
    A strong password is your first line of defense against intruders and imposters. Never give out your password to anyone.* Never give it to friends, even if they’re really good friends. A friend can – maybe even accidentally – pass your password along to others or even become an ex-friend and abuse it. Don’t just use one […]
    ConnectSafely

RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • Everyday superheroes: Parents & caregivers May 6, 2016
    It probably wouldn’t occur to most moms, dads, foster parents, aunts, uncles and other caregivers that #WhatMakesASuperhero is just the right hashtag to mark Mother’s Day (and next month, Father’s Day). But a beautiful little video about five-year-old Cammie and her aunt-turned-foster mother Camellia shows how small things are superpowers to a little child. The […]
    Anne
  • Behind the scenes of safety & free speech in social media April 14, 2016
    For a must-read article for anyone interested in safety and free speech online, some of the social media industry’s most seasoned content moderators – the apps’ and sites’ safety managers and free speech decisionmakers – went public for the first time. “Their stories reveal how the boundaries of free speech were drawn during a period […]
    Anne
  • Not defaulting to default thinking about social media March 28, 2016
    Ok, full disclosure: I know my antennae are up when I read the news. I’ve been questioning reflexively negative pronouncements about social media for years. But the reason is all the fear about the impact of social media on our children, not to mention the human race, that has been swirling in the air for […]
    Anne
  • Messaging apps rule: What’s interesting about that for parents March 21, 2016
    This statement stopped me in my tracks when I was reading about how messaging apps now reign supreme in social media: “‘Ask and you shall receive’ has become the new customer experience.” I’ll tell you why that gave me pause in a moment. First a look at what’s being reported about mobile messaging. “The top […]
    Anne
  • True school safety: A ‘compassion network’ in & around schools in Morgan County, W.V. February 18, 2016
    It’s Kindness Week, and there’s no greater kindness – for and from people of all ages – than what’s being demonstrated in Morgan County, W.V., where great need is being met with great cooperation. County residents have created a web of youth-focused programs supporting kids in and out of school. I’ve been hearing about the […]
    Anne
  • Our humanity, not our tech, is the key to fixing online hate February 9, 2016
    To mark Safer Internet Day 2016, let’s take stock of what we’ve learned so far and what we can do with the knowledge we’ve gained so far about online hate…. It has taken a couple of decades but, collectively, we’re definitely getting smarter about online risk and how to avoid and address it. We’re also […]
    Anne
  • Europe’s big step backward for youth rights online, offline January 20, 2016
    Young people and parents everywhere should know that, where youth rights are concerned, Europe just took a big step backward. Even though every single one of the European Union’s 28 countries has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, whose Article 12 states that “children” (people under 18) have the right to […]
    Anne
  • Millennials’ top 10 apps at the turn of the year January 4, 2016
    Youth digital research firm YPULSE’s “most clicked article of 2015” didn’t hold a lot of surprises, but it might be useful to note teens’ and millennials’ top picks here at the turn of the year. Facebook owns three of the Top 10 apps: Instagram (No. 1), the Facebook app (2nd) and Whatsapp, which appears to […]
    Anne
  • A prosecutor’s good decision in teen sexting case January 4, 2016
    This is a catch-up blog post bookmarking real progress in the handling of teen sexting in the United States – and unusually good reporting on it from CNN. Thankfully, none of the reported hundreds of middle school and high school students in Cañon City, Col., who were accused of sexting will face criminal charges. That’s […]
    Anne
  • A gazillion ways to communicate, socialize, etc.: Fun! January 1, 2016
    Apologies to email subscribers, who already received this. It got lost in the transition from one Web hosting service to another. I hope to have all these bugs screened out in the first couple of weeks of 2016! [Happy New Year, BTW!] Here’s what I first posted a couple of weeks ago…. As I read […]
    Anne