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Tips for Strong, Secure Passwords

A strong password is your first line of defense against intruders and imposters. Never give out your password to anyone.* Never give it to friends, even if they’re really good friends. A friend can – maybe even accidentally – pass your password along to others or even become an ex-friend and abuse it. Don’t just use one […]

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Tips for Smart Cellphone Use

Cellphones are increasingly full-blown handheld computers, and everything that can be done on the Web via computer – photo-sharing, Web browsing, game playing, tune-swapping, real-time text or video chat, and (oh yeah) talking – can be done on a phone. Here are some basic ideas for keeping mobile phone use safe and constructive: Share with care. Use […]

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Safer Internet Day creates a better Internet today

Today We Recognize Ways We Optimize the Internet for Social Good On- and Off-line Senator Charles Schumer: Featured speaker WASHINGTON, February 11, 2014 – Today, Safer Internet Day, online safety experts, youth advocates and representatives from government and leading technology companies join students in the nation’s capital to discuss youth perspectives and practices in social […]

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Tips to Help Stop Cyberbullying

Guidance for parents and young people on cyberbullying, including advice for ending (or preventing) the cycle of aggression. For a more comprehensive look, see A Parents’ Guide to Cyberbullying.  For kids and teens Know that it’s not your fault. What people call “bullying” is sometimes an argument between two people. But if someone is repeatedly […]

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ConnectSafely.org named US host for Safer Internet Day

Washington, D.C., November 6, 2013–Safer Internet Day, which has been celebrated throughout the world for the last 10 years, is about to get a big boost in the United States. ConnectSafely.org has been appointed by INSAFE and the European Commission as the US host for the annual celebration, which happens on the second Tuesday of each […]

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ConnectSafely organizing workshops for 2013 Internet Governance Forum in Bali

The panels to tackle topics including child protection vs. child rights and empowering global youth Bali, Indonesia,  October 21, 2012 — ConnectSafely.org has organized two workshops at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) taking place in Denpasar, Indonesia (Bali) October 22nd to 25th. The IGF, which is sponsored by the United Nations, is a “multi-stakeholder” event […]

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ConnectSafely releases A Parents’ Guide to Cyberbullying

Free 8-page guide offers families context and concrete advice on what to do about cyberbullying Palo Alto, CA, October 15, 2013 – ConnectSafely.org, a leading Internet safety nonprofit organization, today announced the publication of A Parents’ Guide to Cyberbullying, answering the Top 5 questions parents have about bullying in digital spaces: What is cyberbullying, anyway? How likely is it […]

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ConnectSafely Releases ‘A Parents’ Guide to Cybersecurity’

Guide provides families with the best ways to keep everybody’s devices and the home network secure Palo Alto, CA, October 1, 2013 – ConnectSafely.org, a leading Internet safety nonprofit organization, today announced the publication of A Parents’ Guide to Cybersecurity, answering the Top 5 questions parents have about keeping computers, phones and family networks safe and secure: What are […]

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ConnectSafely Announces Partnership with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign

(Palo Alto, CA – August 13, 2013) ConnectSafely.org announced today that it has joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign’s National Network, forming a partnership that will promote cybersecurity awareness to parents, teens, educators, advocates, and policy makers nationwide. The Campaign will help provide ConnectSafely with tools and resources to raise awareness […]

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Recomendaciones Contra el Ciberbullying*

* El uso de los medios telemáticos-Internet, telefonía móvil y videojuegos en línea para ejercer el acoso psicológico entre iguales No respondas. Si alguien te acosa, recuerda que tu reacción es exactamente lo que la persona acosadora (bully) quiere.  Eso le da a él o a ella poder sobre ti. ¿Y quién quiere dar poder […]

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