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  • Global network of Net safety regulators: Let’s think on this November 16, 2022
    In my last, pre-FOSI, post about this social media meltdown I told you I’d report back about what people would say about it at the conference. But there was actually very little said – only, rightfully, sadness for all the tech workers who’ve been laid off (my post has numbers). In his closing remarks, FOSI […]
    Anne
  • Dot-com bust, 2022-style November 14, 2022
    It’s the end of an era as I head to Washington and this year’s “FOSI” – shorthand for the Family Online Safety Institute’s annual gathering of people in the Internet safety field. It’ll be interesting to see if anyone on stage tomorrow isn’t feeling this too. Stay tuned – I’ll let you know. Americans were […]
    Anne
  • BeReal & being real about safety & privacy October 10, 2022
    Seventeen magazine recently asked me if the BeReal app is safe for teens. Here’s their article about that, which is great but of course lots got left on the cutting floor. Here’s my full take: The way this Paris-based app is designed, it’s actually safer than a lot of other apps because it’s made for […]
    Anne
  • How this new app might well be safer… October 6, 2022
    …and what that has to do with content moderation Fizz just might come to be known as the kinder social media app. I know, you’re probably thinking, “Yeah sure.” And I do understand. But, from some great reporting by TechCrunch, I picked up on two design features that, together, could give this new app the […]
    Anne
  • Why partner with teens on tech: Great new book September 12, 2022
    At this transitional moment for digital tech and youth online safety, the new book Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing (and Adult Are Missing) feels almost miraculous to me. The first reason why is that it’s more about teens than screens. Since the beginning of public concern about youth online safety in the late […]
    Anne
  • 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

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • Sharing your legacy and animating your ancestors December 8, 2022
    by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News Listen to “Sharing your legacy and animating your ancestors” on Spreaker. Larry speaks with GoodTrust cofounder, Daniel Sieberg. Abraham Lincoln died in 1865, but I just created a 15-second video where he comments on today’s divided union. The voice may not sound exactly like […]
    Larry Magid
  • Ask Trish: All I Want for Christmas…Is…Another Device December 6, 2022
    Trish, I really want an iPad for Christmas, how do I convince my parents? The post Ask Trish: All I Want for Christmas…Is…Another Device appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • What is Catfishing and Why It’s Dangerous December 1, 2022
    Catfishing can result in disappointment and broken hearts, but -- as in the case in Riverside -- it can also end in tragedy. The post What is Catfishing and Why It’s Dangerous appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Quick-Guide to Online Dating November 30, 2022
    The post Quick-Guide to Online Dating appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Ask Trish: Online Diet Culture November 29, 2022
    Hey Trish, do you think what vloggers say they eat in a day is what they actually eat in a day? The post Ask Trish: Online Diet Culture appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Shop Safely this Holiday Season November 24, 2022
    There are indeed some real bargains out there, but beware of any that are "too good to be true." The post Shop Safely this Holiday Season appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Safe Shopping Resources November 22, 2022
    Quick-Guide to Safe Online Shopping More safe shopping advice The post Safe Shopping Resources appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Surveys Shed Light on Teen and Parent Feelings about Social Media November 17, 2022
    It’s relatively rare to get new research on teens, parents and social media but three surveys dropped this week. The post Surveys Shed Light on Teen and Parent Feelings about Social Media appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Ask Trish: My Facebook Account Was Hacked November 15, 2022
    Hey Trish, What do I do when my Facebook account is hacked? I received an email saying someone changed my password and I’m locked out!!  I have personal photos and videos I don’t want the world to see. The post Ask Trish: My Facebook Account Was Hacked appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Announcing Safer Internet Day 2023 Grants November 10, 2022
    ConnectSafely is offering grants of up to $1,000 to help educators and youth-serving community organizations implement a student program or classroom activity for Safer Internet Day. The post Announcing Safer Internet Day 2023 Grants appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Maureen Kochan