RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • 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 formerly 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
  • 2 new papers spell a turning point for digital safety & citizenship: Part 1 May 5, 2020
    The timing struck me. Though it seems all of life is at an inflection point now, in the middle of a pandemic, two just-published papers represent a crucial one for digital safety and citizenship education. Individually and together, they offer new guidance that simply mustn’t be lost in the Covid-19 din. The scholars point the […]
    Anne
  • Screens kids use, Part 2: Research turning a corner April 7, 2020
    This subject – at this writing, about 3 weeks after I posted Part 1 – almost seems like that of a previous era, with all we’ve experienced since then (see this in The Atlantic from history professor Rebecca Spang). But we, societies around the world, will still be wrestling with this question of humans and […]
    Anne
  • Parenting (in RL) during a pandemic March 17, 2020
    This is no time for perfectionist parenting, digital or otherwise, right?! With so many of us working from home with kids, endless news about Covid-19, volatile global markets and social distancing, we’re all in social-emotional survival mode. This pandemic seems to be a reset. It’s changing the patterns of everyday life, definitely making some things […]
    Anne
  • Screens kids use, Part 1: Everywhere and ‘irrelevant’ March 12, 2020
    The webinar was set up as a debate, a transatlantic one between psychology Prof. Sonia Livingstone at the London School of Economics and health sciences Assoc. Prof. Kristi Adamo at the University of Ottawa. They were asked to talk about “screen time” by their hosts at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity […]
    Anne
  • Of digital social: A regrettable headline January 27, 2020
    Talk about confirmation bias (or ageist clickbait)! This headline in the Education Week blog (which also headlined Ed Week’s email newsletter) is a great opportunity for a media literacy discussion, in school or over dinner at home: “Social Media is ‘Tearing Us Apart,’ Middle and High School Students Say.” The headline makes for a good […]
    Anne
  • At last: Sext ed based on facts not fear January 22, 2020
    In 1978, an award-winning documentary showed a group of teen juvenile offenders being taken to a New Jersey maximum-security prison, where for three hours “a group of inmates known as ‘the lifers’ berate[d], scream[ed] at, and terrif[ied] the young offenders in an attempt to ‘scare them straight” so they’d stop offending, as Wikipedia tells the […]
    Anne

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • Dating in the Time of Covid-19 and Trump July 2, 2020
    We spoke with online dating expert Julie Spira about dating during Covid-19 and “dating in the age of Trump.” We touched on sexting, teen dating and how to date safely, including when in quarantine. Podcast Listen to “Julie Spira: Dating in the age of Covid-19” on Spreaker.
    Larry Magid
  • Facial Recognition Loses Support as Bias Claims Rise July 2, 2020
    This post first appeared in the Mercury News by Larry Magid Following the lead of San Francisco, Boston and several other cities, Detroit is poised to end a contract with a company that provides facial recognition technology to its police department. And it’s not just cities that are backing away from the technology. In the […]
    Larry Magid
  • Remote Learning for Young Children + Bonus Concert from Will Magid June 30, 2020
    This is a very special edition of ConnectSafely Live. To celebrate Larry Magid’s birthday, he and Kerry Gallagher were joined by his two adult children, Katherine Magid Pforzheimer and Will Magid. Katherine talked about her work as a kindergarten teacher, how she transitioned to remote learning during the pandemic and her role as the person […]
    Larry Magid
  • Media in the Middle Ep. 7: Merging Mindsets June 26, 2020
    During the pandemic, adult tech use has skyrocketed and our teens miss connecting in person. Learn how teens feel about the ways their parents and adult family members use technology and social media. ConnectSafely is partnering with My Digital TAT2 for this teen-led podcast. Listen to youth voices share about how social media and the […]
    Maureen Kochan
  • Media Literacy – What It Is & Why It’s Important June 25, 2020
    Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher spoke with Renee Hobbs, founder of the Media Education Lab at Univ. of Rhode Island, about why digital and media literacy is more important than ever. Our conversation with Renee Hobbs can be described in many ways, including “delightful.” The subject matter wasn’t all that funny, but she was, as she not […]
    Larry Magid
  • Is Cyberbullying Increasing Amid Covid-19? June 23, 2020
    We spoke with Justin Patchin, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center about how young people (and adults) are dealing with the pandemic. We touched on whether the pandemic is increasing cyberbullying and how to encourage resilience. Podcast Listen to “Justin Patchin, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center” on Spreaker.
    Larry Magid
  • ‘Mediatrician’ & Pediatrician Michael Rich June 18, 2020
    Michael Rich, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and practices Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Pediatrician, researcher, father, and filmmaker, Dr. Rich is the Founder and Director of the Center on Media and […]
    Larry Magid
  • Pulizer-Prize Winning Reporter on How to Find Trustworthy News June 16, 2020
    Kerry Gallagher and Larry Magid spoke with Alan Miller of The News Literacy Project about how to know what sources of news to trust and/or share, coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement, Covid-19 and more. Podcast (audio only) Listen to “Alan Miller, CEO of The News Literacy Project” on Spreaker.
    Larry Magid
  • Black Lives Matter & Education June 9, 2020
    Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher talk with Newton North High School (Newton, Mass.) principal Henry Turner about how social media is facilitating a conversation about race, plus advice for parents and teachers about talking to students about what’s happening. Listen to “High School Principal Henry Turner on Black Lives Matter & Education — advice for […]
    Larry Magid
  • Expert Researcher on Youth, Social media, Protests and Covid-19 June 2, 2020
    Podcast Listen to “Researcher Sonia Livingstone on what’s happening with youth, social media, protest and Covid-19” on Spreaker.
    Larry Magid