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ConnectSafely texting while driving survey

With the support of AT&T, ConnectSafely.org is about to unveil a national survey of teens about texting while driving – their perceptions, practices, and openness to getting smart about it. We’ll release the full report on December 3, but because Americans are preparing for holiday travel, here are previews from our co-directors, Larry Magid and […]

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A Parents’ Guide to Google+

    A Parents’ Guide to Google+   Google+ is literally Google with a plus. The “+” is the social networking piece it adds to all of Google’s other services, including Web search, Gmail, and YouTube – which makes the complete package even more attractive to young people. In this Parents’ Guide, we introduce you […]

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Struggling with information overload

by Larry Magid This article appeared in the August 1, 2011 edition of the San Jose Mercury News Note: Although this article is aimed at adults, it cites research that can also be applied to teens use of technology Like many of you reading this, I have to deal with a constant barrage of emails along with […]

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Can YouTube for Schools usher education into the 21st century?

by Larry Magid Google has launched a YouTube for Schools service to make educationally relevant videos available for use in school. It’s a great idea, but for it to actually be used in schools, many districts around the country will have to modify their filters to allow teachers to access at least this portion of […]

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News flash! Online teens actually heed parents’ advice

This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News by Larry Magid A study released last week by the Pew Internet & American Life Project had what might be surprising news about online teens. They actually listen to parental advice. The big take-away from the report, “Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites” […]

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Interview with Justin Patchin of Cyberbullying Research Center

Ahead of CBS News’ 48 Hours special on bullying, ConnectSafely.org co-director and CBS News and CNET Technology analyst Larry Magid spoke with with Justin Patchin, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center.  You can listen to the entire interview as a podcast and  read more at CNET News.com More audio: Larry’s One minute CBS News Tech […]

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Stephen Balkam: The politics of fear

Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, confronts those who instill fear for their own advantage.

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Resources for Youth in Crisis

In case of an immediate threat or danger, call 911 from the U.S. or the emergency number for your country. Suicidal thoughts Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800 273-TALK (8255) – Call anytime if you’re feeling desperate, alone or hopeless. This number will route you to the crisis center nearest you. Mental health support (which can include bullying, cyberbullying, suicidal thoughts […]

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How not to be a phone hacking victim

Caller ID Spoofing Another relatively simple method of phone hacking is to use a spoofing servicethat makes it appear as if the hacker is calling from the phone he or she is trying to break into.  As a convenience feature, many phone mail services allow you to avoid having to type in a PIN every time you check […]

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How not to be a phone hacking victim

by Larry Magid You’ve no doubt heard about Britain’s phone hacking scandal that brought down the 168-year-old News of the World tabloid and led to the arrest of its former editor Rebekah Brooks and the resignation of at least two high ranking British police officials. Brooks along with News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and his […]

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