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int_000008037915Small-200x300ConnectSafely.org is for parents, teens, educators, advocates – everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web and mobile technology. Here you’ll find tips, safety advice, articles, news, analysis, video and other resources to promote safe and productive use of connected technology.

 

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A positive, insightful new book for schools on bullying
In the preface to her new book, Positive Relations @School (& Elsewhere), author and risk-prevention educator Nancy Willard tells of a conversation with a very smart 5th grader in a dance class waiting room. She was explaining to another parent ...

Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’ feature: What you need to know
This post is adapted from one that first appeared on Forbes.com Facebook is rolling out a new feature for its mobile app that allows you to  share your approximate location with friends. The opt-in feature (it’s turned off by default) enables you ...

Resources & Safety Tips

Tips for strong, secure passwords
Tips to prevent teen sexting
Tips to help stop cyberbullying
Tips for smart videogaming
Virtual world safety tips for parents of teens
Cellphone safety tips

More tips & advice

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Media Library

Featured Video, “One Good Thing About My Online Life”

A machinima (video taken in a virtual world, in this case Minecraft) by 6th and 7th graders from New Jersey sharing as their avatars One Good Thing for Safer Internet Day.

Click here to learn more about Safer Internet Day and the One Good Thing project.  

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