RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • The latest on US teens’ social media use August 12, 2022
    The fresh figures on US teens’ top digital media picks from the Pew Research Center can be a great conversation starter for parents. I mean, we can ask our kids if they’re surprised that YouTube is No. 1, with a whopping 95% of their peers (US 13-17 year-olds) having used the platform (up 10% from […]
    Anne
  • Amid all the talk of teens and ‘digital wellbeing’… August 8, 2022
    …there is actually little known about teens’ wellbeing itself, without the digital part – even though “we find a near universal decrease in life satisfaction during adolescence,” write the authors of a study just published in the journal Royal Society Open Science. “This decrease is steeper than at any other point across adulthood.” The study […]
    Anne
  • 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

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • Encryption links August 17, 2022
    This page is a work-in-progress. For now, it’s just links to articles but will be expanded into a ConnectSafely article about encryption. Encryption What You Need to Know (lifelock.com) What is encryption? | Types of encryption | Cloudflare The Pros and Cons of Data Encryption (spamlaws.com) What concerns do the FBI and the law enforcement […]
    Larry Magid
  • Ask Trish: Follow Requests August 16, 2022
    I get follow requests from ppl I don’t know, or ppl at my school that I haven’t really talked to and I never know whether I should accept or not. How do u know who to accept? The post Ask Trish: Follow Requests appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Ask Trish: Cyberbullying Myths August 9, 2022
    Hey Trish, Sometimes I’ve heard people say cyberbullying can be good for you by making you less weak. What do u think? The post Ask Trish: Cyberbullying Myths appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Snapchat Launches Family Center August 9, 2022
    The new tool allows teens to opt-in so that their parents have insight into how they're using the popular platform. The post Snapchat Launches Family Center appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Ask Trish: All About Algorithms August 2, 2022
    Dear Trish, I don’t really know exactly what an algorithm is. Also, are they good or bad? I’m so confused. The post Ask Trish: All About Algorithms appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Free Up Storage, Save Money with Gmail, Google Photos July 29, 2022
    One thing you can do is go through your inbox to get rid of unneeded messages by clicking on the box (or round icon on a phone) to the left of each message and then deleting all checked messages. These go into a trash folder where they remain for 30 days, though you can manually […]
    Larry Magid
  • Ask Trish: Sextortion Facts July 26, 2022
    Me last week, reading some recently published articles about sextortion, and thinking to myself: “This issue is too important not to discuss with youth, too. They deserve the facts!” The post Ask Trish: Sextortion Facts appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Maureen Kochan
  • Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams July 17, 2022
    The FBI has reported a “huge increase” in sextortion scams targeting teens, especially boys 14 to 17. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself or your teen, and what to do if you're a victim. The post Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • How to Protect, Backup and Find Your Phone July 14, 2022
    In addition to knowing what to do if your phone is missing, there are things you can do to protect your privacy and security. The post How to Protect, Backup and Find Your Phone appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • How to backup and restore your devices July 13, 2022
    Apple Restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a backup – Apple Support How to back up your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch – Apple Support iCloud Find My iPhone How To Back Up An iPhone or iPad: Save Photos, Messages & More | Macworld   Android Back up or restore data on your […]
    Larry Magid