RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • 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
  • New ‘Privacy Toolkit’ for youth, co-created with youth December 11, 2019
    “What do children know, and want to know, about where their data goes?” is the all-important question that leads the Children’s Data & Privacy Online project’s blog post about its just-released report. I say “all-important” because it’s a fundamental right of children to form and express their views on matters that affect them (see Article […]
    Anne
  • Spark Change: A book taking (digital) citizenship to a new level October 22, 2019
    Olivia Van Ledtje, just now 12, tells the story of giving a talk in a western Massachusetts elementary school auditorium that was packed with students and teachers from three school communities – when she was 10. She writes that, after her talk, the students wanted to ask “loads of one-of-a-kind kid questions – the kind […]
    Anne
  • Digital wellness: What is, & isn’t, parody August 30, 2019
    “Social media seriously harms your mental health” goes the message on the back of smartphones ironically held in the perfectly manicured hands of super models and other social media influencers, two of whom get “hundreds of thousands of likes on nearly every photo they post to Instagram,” the Verge reports. The message is on the […]
    Anne

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • How to Keep ‘Zoombombers’ from Disrupting your Online Meetings or Classes April 7, 2020
    by Larry Magid UPDATE: Zoom just launched a Security Toolbar that you can easily access during a meeting. Scroll down to”during a meeting” section under three places where you can set controls.” As you may have heard, several school districts, including New York City, are banning the use of Zoom video conferencing because of security […]
    Larry Magid
  • ConnectSafely Live: Avoiding Financial Fraud During Covid-19 April 7, 2020
    ConnectSafely’s CEO Larry Magid speaks with US Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Tom Edwards and Visa VP Lori Hodges about why financial fraud is expected to increase in the coming weeks and months and how to protect yourself. Take a look at our next show here.
    Maureen Kochan
  • How to protect your Zoom Meetings from Zoombombing & unwelcome participants April 6, 2020
    Zoom Meeting hosts have control over who can come into their meetings and — at any time during a meeting — can mute, turn off video or remove any person.   You should start by going to the settings page to determine the defaults for all your meetings. Setting options are: Host video: Start with […]
    Larry Magid
  • test media in the middle April 6, 2020
    test Listen to “Media in the Middle” on Spreaker.
    Larry Magid
  • Media in the Middle Podcast April 6, 2020
    Listen to youth voices share about how social media impacts their lives. The podcast teams explore topics that will help parents gain a deeper understanding of the struggles and challenges of living a 24/7 digital world. Media in the Middle is a joint production of My Digital TAT2 and ConnectSafely.  This is a listener supported […]
    Larry Magid
  • New Webcast Series: ConnectSafely Live April 2, 2020
    ConnectSafely has launched a live video series, ConnectSafely Live. Hosted by ConnectSafely CEO and CBS News Technology Analyst Larry Magid, the program will feature guests from education, social media companies, health care, mental health, and other fields.  Topics will include parenting and working from home, tips on technology tools and general discussions about the day’s […]
    Maureen Kochan
  • Resources for Coping, Learning, and Shopping While Stuck Home April 2, 2020
    This post first appeared in the Mercury News There is never a good time for a pandemic, but the silver lining on this very dark cloud is that it’s happening at a time when we have the ability to communicate, learn and relax online. For millions of us, the internet has become our lifeline. If […]
    Larry Magid
  • ConnectSafely Live: Parenting & Working While Sheltering at Home April 2, 2020
    ConnectSafely’s CEO Larry Magid speaks with ConnectSafely’s Director of K-12 Education Kerry Gallagher about parenting and working while sheltering at home.
    Larry Magid
  • ConnectSafely launches live video series via Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube April 1, 2020
    (PALO ALTO, CA  April 1, 2020) ConnectSafely.org is launching a live video series, ConnectSafely Live. Hosted by ConnectSafely CEO and CBS News Technology Analyst Larry Magid, the program will feature guests from education, social media companies, health care, mental health, and other fields. Kerry Gallagher, ConnectSafely’s Director of K-12 Education and Assistant Principal for Teaching […]
    Larry Magid
  • Join our ConnectSafely Webinar this Thurs at 1:00 PM Pacific/ 4:PM ET March 31, 2020
    ConnectSafely is launching a regular video webinar hosted by our CEO and CBS News Technology Analyst Larry Magid with guests from social media companies, education, health-care and more. The inaugural program, this Thursday at 1:00 PM pacific (4 ET), will also feature Kerry Gallagher, ConnectSafely’s director of K-12 Education. Larry and Kerry will talk about […]
    Larry Magid