Teens’ Guide to Safe Blogging

by Larry Magid Blogging is great. Just be smart about what you share (revised June 2006) Unlike the articles we write for parents and teachers, we don’t have to give you a course in blogging basics. As a teen, you’ve probably visited your share of blogs or “spaces,” and there’s a good chance you may […]

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How social influencing works

One of the best protections for online youth is awareness of how other people try to influence them – here are some of the ways….

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Safe Blogging Advice for Teachers

by Larry Magid Chances are you’ve heard the term “blog” or “web log.” Certainly, your students know about them and there’s a very good chance that some of them maintain their own blogs. A blog is simply a web site — typically maintained by an individual — that can contain anything the person cares to […]

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18-year-old blogger Amanda on blogging

by Anne Collier Teen blogging is definitely on parents', educators', reporters' radar screens now (it has been on law-enforcement ones a while longer). Stories about it – good, bad, and somewhere in between – are popping up in local news sites nationwide. The story of Karen, mother of a MySpacer in California, represents that snowball […]

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Social networking dangers in perspective

Social-networking sites may not be as dangerous as some officials claim.

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New research sheds light on how kids are exploited

An unpublished government study offers insights into what role the Internet really has in child sexual exploitation.

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Talking to kids promotes safety

Talking to your kids can go a long way.

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What does the world know about you online?

  by Larry Magid A famous cartoon from the New Yorker shows a dog sitting in front of a computer telling another dog, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” But now, thanks to the Internet, everyone knows everything about you. Or at least they might be able to find out. Online reputations are […]

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Be smart with your cell phone

Kids use cell phones in different ways than adults. It's time for adults to learn to text and kids to learn some safety tips.

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Putting your kids on a media diet

Don't let your kids sit in front of a screen all day. Put them on a healthy media diet.

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