RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • Beyond ‘The Social Dilemma’ to social solutions September 21, 2020
    The Social Dilemma, now on Netflix, is a polemic, not a documentary. I mean, the Oxford English Dictionary says a documentary “provides a factual record or report,” and this film does not do that. There’s nothing wrong with a polemic, or a wakeup call. It’s perfectly reasonable to create a film with the intention to […]
    Anne
  • ‘Automated fame’: 1 of the TikTok stories of the moment September 11, 2020
    You’ve undoubtedly seen news stories about Charli D’Amelio, 2020’s 16-year-old TikTok phenomenon, with 6 billion likes and 82 million followers since she joined the app last spring. It was the part about “automated fame” that really caught my attention in a New Yorker story this past weekend. Charli became “the most popular creator on TikTok” […]
    Anne
  • A simple exercise for (digital) parenting August 15, 2020
    This is inspired by all the families in Parenting for a Digital Future, the book I reviewed earlier this week (I also added this as a sidebar in that post for readers’ convenience). It’s a little exercise to explain and expand on the statement I led the review with: “family context eclipses screen time.” Please […]
    Anne
  • #P4DF: The book about (digital) parenting August 10, 2020
    Family context eclipses screen time. If you get nothing else from the new book Parenting for a Digital Future, that one takeaway would help so many educators, policymakers, pediatricians and advocates trying to get “Internet safety” and “digital wellbeing” education right, i.e., as free of generalized pronouncements of what is and isn’t good for children […]
    Anne
  • 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 once 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

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • Creating Inclusive Play Spaces September 25, 2020
    Jill Asher, co-founder of Magical Bridge, talks about creating inclusive playgrounds across the US. The post Creating Inclusive Play Spaces appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Maureen Kochan
  • Parent’s Guide to Roblox September 18, 2020
    If your kids love to play online games, one of the names you may be hearing about a lot lately is Roblox. Here's what you need to know. The post Parent’s Guide to Roblox appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Maureen Kochan
  • Bullying: The Latest Research from Microsoft September 17, 2020
    A new research report from Microsoft found that 40% of teenagers in 32 countries say they’ve been involved in a bullying incident as the target of the bullying, someone who displayed bullying behaviors or as a bystander. The post Bullying: The Latest Research from Microsoft appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • How Empathy Helps Kids Succeed September 17, 2020
    Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All About Me World, explains why empathic kids enjoy better mental health and overall resiliency. The good news is empathy is easy to teach. “Don’t tell your kids to do something, show them,” Michele says. “Ask yourself each night, if my child had only […]
    Maureen Kochan
  • Getting Ready for ‘Virtual School’ September 11, 2020
    Fortunately, most families already have a broadband connection and either a computer or tablet, but there is still a digital divide as was evidenced by that now-famous photo of two young girls sitting in a parking lot of a Salinas Taco Bell to access the restaurant’s WiFi because they didn’t have internet at home. The post […]
    ConnectSafely
  • One Person’s Internet Junk is Another Person’s Treasure September 10, 2020
    That expression, “one person’s junk is another person’s treasure” could certainly be applied to the internet. But when it comes to some controversial content, I’d go a step further to say “one person’s sewer is another person’s rose garden.” The post One Person’s Internet Junk is Another Person’s Treasure appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • CBS News Radio to Distribute ConnectSafely Report September 10, 2020
    Excited to announce that ConnectSafely is producing a new twice-weekly 1-minute segment for CBS News Radio. The report will cover a wide range of topics including security and scams, remote learning, cyberbullying, election security meddling and social media. The post CBS News Radio to Distribute ConnectSafely Report appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Maureen Kochan
  • Australia eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant September 8, 2020
    We spoke with US-born Julie Inman Grant about her role as Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, the country’s national independent regulator for online safety. Julie talked about her unique government role and her career working for Microsoft, Twitter and Adobe. Podcast Listen to “Australia eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant” on Spreaker. The post Australia eSafety Commissioner Julie […]
    ConnectSafely
  • Parenting for a Digital Future (Webcast) September 3, 2020
    When it comes to understanding how young people and their families are coping with today’s technology, there are no better experts than Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross. Both have been researching this subject for years and they have recently collaborated on an excellent book “Parenting for a Digital Future” based on in-person interviews and surveys of families. Though […]
    ConnectSafely
  • Teaching Kids Empathy & Kindness with Children’s Author Trudy Ludwig August 27, 2020
    The post Teaching Kids Empathy & Kindness with Children’s Author Trudy Ludwig appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    ConnectSafely