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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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The anti-EDIs social norm: A counterargument
They’re more like DEDIs (digitally enabled displays of insensitivity) than EDIs (electronic displays of insensitivity), because the behavior on display is human not electronic. But that’s beside the point. This NPR commentary suggests that EDIs are becoming a social norm. It ...

LG’s new tracking device for young children
There are lots of apps that can allow a parent to track their child’s phone. Assuming the phone and kid are together and the phone is turned on and in range, you can also use those apps to track your kid. But ...

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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