RSS Great Stuff From Connect Safely

  • An open letter about Safer Internet Day 2016 February 6, 2016
    Dear friends of ConnectSafely and Safer Internet Day ...
    Larry Magid
  • Safer Internet Day has lessons for us all February 3, 2016
    For the past 13 years, countries across Europe have celebrated Safer Internet Day on the second Tuesday of February. And, since 2014, the event has also been celebrated in the United States, hosted by ConnectSafely.org, the nonprofit Internet safety group that I co-founded. This year’s U.S. Safer Internet Day event will be at Universal Studios […]
    Larry Magid
  • After School App designed to promote kindness, say founders February 3, 2016
    By Larry Magid It’s kind of ironic. The very app that has gotten some bad press because of bullying and threats of violence, was created to encourage young people to act out in positive ways to support each other. After School CEO Michael Callahan After School, the brainchild of co-founders Michael Callahan, 33, and Cory Levy, […]
    Larry Magid
  • Obama: Computer Science as basic as ‘3Rs’ January 30, 2016
    In his weekly address, President Obama called upon America to make computer science “a basic skill, right along with the three ‘Rs.'” He pointed out that nine out of ten parents want it taught at their children’s schools, “yet right now, only about a quarter of our K through 12 schools offer computer science. Twenty-two […]
    Larry Magid
  • Data Privacy Day: Passwords are broken but here are partial fixes January 28, 2016
    By Larry Magid Security experts recommend that you use long passwords (at least eight characters more is better — some say 14 or more) and that they not be dictionary words, real names, birthdates or anything else that can easily be guessed by humans or software. Later I'll tell you some tricks to create a […]
    Larry Magid
  • Fake friends, fake boys, fake love: “Identity Crisis” exposes online fakers January 25, 2016
    By Sue Scheff We often talk about online predators and stranger danger with our kids and teens. But that's not the only risk.
    Maureen Kochan
  • Can we reconcile the paperless classroom with screen addiction? January 20, 2016
    By Kerry Gallagher With social media, we watch one another's children grow and keep up using a mix of public posts and private messaging. When we are finally able meet up in person, it feels as if we were never apart.
    Larry Magid
  • Zum: Like a child-friendly Uber just for kids January 20, 2016
    By Larry Magid Zum is a San Francisco area startup that provides rides for children five and up
    Larry Magid
  • Protected: Online & Mobile Safety Tips for Seniors January 19, 2016
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
    Larry Magid
  • Safer cars, self-flying passenger drones and fitness devices at CES January 12, 2016
    Chevy Bolt will go 200 miles on a charge & cost $30,000 after federal tax credit By Larry Magid I spent the last several days at CES in Las Vegas with about 150,000 of my closest friends and more than 3,500 companies. CES used to stand for Consumer Electronics show but it’s now officially called […]
    Larry Magid

RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • 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 about online hate and what we can do about it…. It has taken a couple of decades but, collectively, we’re definitely getting smarter about online risk and how to avoid […]
    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
  • Counterspeech: New online safety tool with huge potential December 9, 2015
    It's a tool for users, upstanders and activists of all ages successfully in several countries at least. The post Counterspeech: New online safety tool with huge potential appeared first on NetFamilyNews.org.
    Anne
  • Finally defining digital citizenship: Help from top researchers November 30, 2015
    Much-needed clarity and simplification from U.S. experts in youth online risk and safety The post Finally defining digital citizenship: Help from top researchers appeared first on NetFamilyNews.org.
    Anne
  • Real help for kids dealing with cyberbullying November 13, 2015
    It was an epiphany that turned into a theme for me at the annual conference of the US’s premier bullying convention conference this week. It was a theme by the third day, when I heard keynote speaker Carlotta Walls-Laprier say, “I knew who I was.” She, one of the Little Rock Nine (the African American […]
    Anne
  • 10 tips for digital citizens’ parents November 5, 2015
    Actually, parents are digital citizens too. If they spend any time in digital spaces. At least for as long as we residents of this networked world are still putting “digital” in front of “citizenship.” I suspect that won’t be for very long, but we’re here, now, in an interesting, global discourse about what citizenship means […]
    Anne
  • About CNN’s ‘Being 13’: Let’s be fair October 15, 2015
    I know this isn’t parents’ or educators’ default thinking or we wouldn’t be seeing excellent advice like this, but our children are very smart where social media’s concerned. CNN made a big thing in the promotion around its documentary and study “Being 13” about a girl saying about her selfies, “don’t judge [but], maybe 200 […]
    Anne