RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • 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
  • 4 resolutions for Internet safety 2020 January 1, 2020
    “Until now, protecting children on the Web has primarily meant keeping them off it,” wrote NPR’s Anya Kamenetz at TechnologyReview.com. Exactly. That has been the direct experience of children all over the world. Because for some 20 years, all around the world, governments, advocates, businesspeople, educators, parents have actually been trying to uphold our children’s […]
    Anne
  • A pivotal book for digital safety & citizenship December 17, 2019
    The importance of the new book – Young People in Digital Society: Control Shift – cannot be exaggerated. It provides the scholarship we adults need to make the pivot of the 21st century: away from dictating to young people and toward partnering with them as we all figure out life in this ever more digitally […]
    Anne

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • Video & Podcast: Rosalind Wiseman – NY Times Best-Selling Author & Founder of Cultures of Dignity May 28, 2020
    Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher spoke with NY Times Best-Selling Author & Founder of Cultures of Dignity Rosalind Wiseman about teens, parents, social media, gaming, and education today. The movie “Mean Girls” was based on her book Queen Bees & Wannabes. Podcast Listen to “Rosalind Wiseman – NY Times Best-Selling Author & Founder of Cultures […]
    Larry Magid
  • Video: Tech Expert Ed Bott –Keeping Your Tech Working While Staying @ Home May 26, 2020
    We talk ‘tech support’ during lockdown with Ed Bott, an award-winning technology writer with more than two decades’ experience writing for mainstream media outlets and online publications. Ed recently wrote a column about why and how people should have remote software on their devices in case they need a knowledgeable and trusted friend to help […]
    Larry Magid
  • Video & Podcast: Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft’s Global Safety Advocate May 21, 2020
    Jacqueline Beauchere We speak with Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft’s Global Safety Advocate about their research on digital civility as well as the company’s campaign to educate parents and youth about online safety during the stay-at-home period Podcast (audio only) Listen to “Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft’s Global Safety Advocate” on Spreaker.
    Larry Magid
  • The Class of 2020: Graduating in a Pandemic (Media in the Middle Podcast) May 21, 2020
    The class of 2020 is navigating arguably the greatest impact on society since the Great Depression. Listen to the raw, real, and diverse youth voices as they share their perspectives on graduating during coronavirus, how their families feel, and how they believe this will impact them in the future. ConnectSafely is partnering with My Digital […]
    Maureen Kochan
  • Avoiding Negativity in Social Media and TV May 21, 2020
    by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News These days, it’s almost impossible to avoid distressing news, but there are ways to at least control your media diet and cut down on trolls, abusers, scam artists, and negativity on social media. Controlling media is simple. Step away from your TV or computer. […]
    Larry Magid
  • Video & Podcast: Compassion and Care: Dr. Enoch Choi from the Front-Lines of Treating Covid-19 Patients May 19, 2020
    Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with Dr. Enoch Choi. Enoch is a physician working at Santa Clara County Medical Center, taking care of low-income patients, including those with Covid-19 (his views don’t necessarily represent those of his employer).  In this webcast, he not only dispenses good medical advice, but care and compassion and a […]
    Larry Magid
  • Video & Podcast: Amelia Vance from the Future of Privacy Forum May 14, 2020
    Privacy is always an important issue but never more so than during this Covid-19 pandemic when people are being asked to consider giving up some privacy in the name of public health. Whether it’s tracing apps or decisions about who gets to go to work or school, there are plenty of privacy questions arising from […]
    Larry Magid
  • Philippe Kahn on How Tech Can Help You Get Better Sleep May 13, 2020
    Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with Philippe Kahn, founder and CEO of Fullpower Technologies, which develops technology that measures both the quantity and quality of sleep. We talked about the importance of sleep, how to improve sleep and how sleep is affected during the period of self-isolation. Philippe is also known as the inventor […]
    Larry Magid
  • Video & Podcast: Erica Pelavin Adolescent Psychologist & Co-Founder of My Digital TAT2 May 12, 2020
    We speak with Erica Pelavin, co-founder of My Digital TAT2 and a practicing adolescent psychologist, about ways teens can support their peers and how schools can support students during Covid-19.   Podcast: Listen to “Erica Pelavin, co-founder of My Digital TAT2 and a practicing adolescent psychologist” on Spreaker.    
    Larry Magid
  • Read Along by Google app helps children learn to read May 7, 2020
     by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News In 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would appoint a content oversight board to act as the final decision maker when it comes to content moderation decisions. Like the U.S. Supreme Court, the board wouldn’t look at all decisions, but […]
    Larry Magid