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  • Children’s own views on well-being: Global study May 16, 2022
    It’s an inspiring – and necessary – growing trend: looking at well-being through the lens of children’s own digital experiences. Necessary because, in order to understand how good or bad young people’s experiences are in digital spaces, we have to talk with them – about their experiences now and their desires and designs for better […]
    Anne
  • Most kids are fine online: New study May 6, 2022
    It’s time for a serious rethink about teen mental health and digital media, an important report urges – because “most adolescents using technology do so in ways that do not lead to increased risk of negative health consequences,” write the authors of “Adolescent Digital Technology & Media Use,” led by Megan Moreno, MD, at the […]
    Anne
  • Datafied Childhoods the book April 12, 2022
    A grabbier headline for this post might be “Screens are watching us back,” but that would be like so many scary news headlines parents are subjected to. More importantly, it wouldn’t do justice to all that this important new book – Datafied Childhoods, by Profs. Giovanna Mascheroni in Italy and Andra Siibak in Estonia – […]
    Anne
  • Powerful parenting for child safety online, offline March 11, 2022
    “The importance of a strong, positive relationship between a parent and child cannot be overstated. Reams of research has shown this to be true,” writes Prof. Justin Patchin of the Cyberbullying Research Center (CRC). And yet over the 20+-year-long public discussion about child online safety we’ve seen so little evidence – especially in news coverage […]
    Anne
  • Media literacy and an invasion: The view from Estonia March 2, 2022
    As I write this today, less than a week into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, I’m wearing three hats: those of a digital safety specialist, a proud board member of the US’s National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) and a digital nomad who loves Estonia, where I’m based this year. The third hat first, with […]
    Anne
  • 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

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • Ask Trish – Mental Health Awareness Month May 24, 2022
    By Trisha Prabhu Me, thinking to myself early last week: “I can’t believe that May is coming to an end soon – and so is Mental Health Awareness Month here in the US. I think the Ask Trish community would really love some tips on how to support mental health on social media!” Hi there, […]
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Parent’s Guide to TikTok May 23, 2022
    TikTok has some good safety features for teens and families, and they’re being updated and improved all the time. Here’s what you need to know, plus advice for talking with teens about healthy social media use. The post Parent’s Guide to TikTok appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Maureen Kochan
  • Pair of California Bills to Protect Kids Online Show Promise, but there are Concerns May 19, 2022
    California lawmakers are considering a pair of bills to regulate kids’ use of online services. The state's tech laws can impact the entire country. The post Pair of California Bills to Protect Kids Online Show Promise, but there are Concerns appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Podcast: Interview with California Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks May 18, 2022
    xx Listen to “Interview with co-sponsor of California Age Appropriate Design Code Act” on Spreaker. The post Podcast: Interview with California Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Naver Z (ZEPETO) and ConnectSafely Announce New Partnership Building A Safer Metaverse May 18, 2022
    Today almost half of Gen Z & Millennials say personal safety in the metaverse is a major concern. To address this head on, ConnectSafely and Naver Z Corp, developer of ZEPETO, are announcing a partnership to create a safer metaverse. Through this partnership, Naver Z and ConnectSafely will guide users, youth, educators, parents, and guardians […]
    Maureen Kochan
  • Ask Trish: My Debut Book, ReThink the Internet May 17, 2022
    My debut book, ReThink the Internet, the world’s first-ever by-youth, for-youth guide to safely navigating the digital world, is coming out at the end of this month, on May 31st. The post Ask Trish: My Debut Book, ReThink the Internet appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Ask Trish: How to Be An Internet Activist May 12, 2022
    I’ve been hearing a lot about online activism. What is it, how can I do it, and what should I not do? The post Ask Trish: How to Be An Internet Activist appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Digital Wellness is Emotional Wellness May 4, 2022
    Emotional wellness is an area our society is, thankfully, working to build awareness and progress. In schools it is often called “SEL” or social emotional learning and it is sometimes the focus of “self care” content in popular media. The post Digital Wellness is Emotional Wellness appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Kerry Gallagher
  • Musk Seems to Want to Take Twitter Back to its Not-So-Great Past May 4, 2022
    The one thing I know about Elon Musk is that I have no idea what he will do, regardless of what he says he'll do. The post Musk Seems to Want to Take Twitter Back to its Not-So-Great Past appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Unused Apps Can Impact Smartphone Storage, Performance and Security April 28, 2022
    I’m old enough to remember those Black Flag commercials from the early '80s with the slogan “Roaches check in, but they don’t check out.” Today, the smartphone variation of that could be “Apps get installed but don’t get uninstalled.” The post Unused Apps Can Impact Smartphone Storage, Performance and Security appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid