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  • 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
  • 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

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  • Tech Checklist to Prepare for Disasters and Power Failures September 29, 2022
    Whether it’s earthquakes, tornadoes, impending fires or even massive hack attacks, it’s important to make sure that your tech is ready and able to operate even in the event of a power failure. The post Tech Checklist to Prepare for Disasters and Power Failures appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Windows 11 Update Has New Security & Ease-of-Use Features September 22, 2022
    Ever since I got my first Apple II in 1980, I’ve marveled how computers and now phones and even some cars get better over time. The post Windows 11 Update Has New Security & Ease-of-Use Features appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Ask Trish: The Pressure to Post September 20, 2022
    Hey Trish, Some of my friends post literally all the time. It makes me feel like I should too, especially because I’m not as active on social media. What’s the right amount of posting? The post Ask Trish: The Pressure to Post appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Ask Trish: Things You Could Do Instead of TikTok Today September 13, 2022
    What do u do instead of spending time on your phone? The post Ask Trish: Things You Could Do Instead of TikTok Today appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Ask Trish: Telling a Parent You’re Being Cyberbullied September 6, 2022
    Research finds that just 10% of young targets choose to report their harassment to an adult, including a parent. Let's change that. The post Ask Trish: Telling a Parent You’re Being Cyberbullied appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Why You Should Review Your App Privacy Settings September 1, 2022
    Chances are you have a lot of apps on your phone, and there’s a good chance that there are some you’re not using or maybe not even aware of. The post Why You Should Review Your App Privacy Settings appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Ask Trish: All About Filters August 30, 2022
    Trish, do u use filters? I know they’re controversial, what are your thoughts on them? The post Ask Trish: All About Filters appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Encryption August 17, 2022
    What is encryption and why is it controversial Many of today’s messaging apps, are encrypted, which means that no one, other than the intended person, can view your messages. Even the company behind the app can’t access your messages, so they can’t turn them over to authorities, even if given a court order. That might […]
    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