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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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EFF launches free Privacy Badger for Firefox and Chrome to block hidden trackers
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org) has released its free Privacy Badger plug-in for Firefox and Chrome that shows trackers and widgets that may be surreptitiously recording your web activity. This would include such things as third party tracking cookies placed by ad networks ...

Google to stop labeling apps with in-app purchases as ‘free’
This post first appeared on Forbes.com By the end of September, Google will no longer label apps as “free” if they allow for in-app purchases. The change will certainly take place in Europe but is likely to affect Google users around ...

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

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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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