RSS Great Stuff from Net Family News

  • Future safety: Content moderators and digital grassroots justice January 31, 2023
    A flash of insight occurred the other day as I was listening to a conversation between two completely remarkable lawyers: Vivek Maru, founder of Namati, the nonprofit organization behind the Global Legal Empowerment Network of more than 3,000 organizations and 13,043 individuals in 170+ countries, and Preeta Bansal, who was general counsel and senior policy […]
  • Mental health 2023, Part 1: Youth on algorithms January 3, 2023
    Richard Graham, a psychiatrist in London and a fellow youth advocate, tagged me in a post on LinkedIn today, and I’m glad he did. I was getting ready to post about the remarkable “ySKILLS” report published a few weeks ago, and his post not only touched on his journey as a co-author but showed how […]
  • Where did my Twitter go? And other end-of-2022 notes December 19, 2022
    What a year it has been. And what a week. Or two, almost. I’ll start with the latest, because it was a telling cap-off to 2022: On December 8, three of us – Eirliani Abdul Rahman, a survivor of and activist against child sexual abuse, Lesley Podesta representing the Young & Resilient Research Center at […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]

RSS Great Stuff from Connect Safely

  • Safer Internet Day a Great Time to Review Online Safety February 2, 2023
    Feb. 7 is Safer Internet Day, when people all over the world will pause to think and talk about how to make the internet a safer and better place for their families, communities, workplaces and schools The post Safer Internet Day a Great Time to Review Online Safety appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Ask Trish: Social Media Impersonation January 31, 2023
    Trish, Someone is trying to impersonate me on social media! I’m so annoyed and scared because I don’t know who this person is and they’re contacting my friends. What should I do?! The post Ask Trish: Social Media Impersonation appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • How to Observe Safer Internet Day at Home, School and Work January 24, 2023
    Tips and free resources to celebrate Safer Internet Day, next Tues., Feb. 7. The post How to Observe Safer Internet Day at Home, School and Work appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Ask Trish: Live Streaming January 23, 2023
    Trish, how can I have a fun and safe livestream on Insta or YouTube? The post Ask Trish: Live Streaming appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Quick-Guide to Teen Sexting January 17, 2023
    Research shows most teens don’t engage in sexting. And most of those who do experience no negative consequences. The post Quick-Guide to Teen Sexting appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Maureen Kochan
  • Ask Trish: All About ChatGPT January 17, 2023
    Hey Trish, Everyone is talking about something called ChatGPT. What is it? Is it good or bad? The post Ask Trish: All About ChatGPT appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu
  • Now is Good Time to Update Apps and OS January 12, 2023
    If you’re using a computer with a very old operating system or even a recent version that’s in need of an update, you’re taking an unnecessary risk. The same goes for internet browsers and, for that matter, all your PC software and mobile apps. The post Now is Good Time to Update Apps and OS […]
    Larry Magid
  • ConnectSafely Impact Report 2022 January 11, 2023
    This has been a busy year for ConnectSafely. The post ConnectSafely Impact Report 2022 appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Larry Magid
  • Educators — Create a Safer Internet Day Program for Your School January 10, 2023
    Educators throughout the United States are invited to create their own Safer Internet Day program for use in their community during the second week of February. Safer Internet Day is February 7, but your program can run any day that week. The post Educators — Create a Safer Internet Day Program for Your School appeared […]
  • Ask Trish: Digital Resolutions January 10, 2023
    As I started to think about how I wanted to start off Ask Trish’s content in the New Year, I realized that there was likely no better topic than digital resolutions, and in particular, my digital resolution for 2023. The post Ask Trish: Digital Resolutions appeared first on ConnectSafely.
    Trisha Prabhu