Libraries are developers the ever more important filter that spells both online safety and academic success: the cognitive one. By Anne Collier Actually, the library is both a filter and a developer of the most effective filter there is: the software between students’ ears (as my ConnectSafely co-director Larry Magid first put it years ago). […]
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Highlights of the kind of online-safety thinking and work going on in the EU’s 27 member countries
Research shows that community (one’s social network) is protective as well as supportive – now let’s leverage that to further youth online safety. By Anne Collier It’s arresting to think about what Stewart Wolf, M.D. – discovered and presented at medical conferences, as told by Malcolm Gladwell in Outliers – in the context of social […]
It doesn’t work for adults to create new-media “solutions” and child protection out of a conventional-media world view. By Anne Collier No wonder adults, born and raised in the 20th century’s mass-media environment are struggling to wrap our brains around current media conditions – and what “Net safety” should look like under them. We’re in […]
A working definition that also embraces youth safety and empowerment on the fixed and mobile participatory Web By Anne Collier See what you think about this as a working definition for a digital literacy that includes citizenship, the behavioral element that I think has to be part of using social media safely and constructively: Critical […]
Mobile learning can help with the growing disconnect between students’ lives and school and between informal and formal learning. By Anne Collier The real disconnect is not the one between parents and kids (that I wrote about last week). “It’s the gap between how students learn and how they live! They really want to end […]
Surveys show parents know less than they think about teens’ digital social lives right when those social lives are actually more visible than ever…. By Anne Collier In “What Parents Don’t Know,” MediaPost blogger Jack Loechner echoes Common Sense Media’s own conclusion from its recent survey: that there’s “a continuing disconnect between parents and kids […]
A privacy lawsuit filed against Facebook on behalf of 2 minors and 3 adults is more confusing than helpful
What the Beatles’ new videogame shows us about the media transformation we’re all experiencing, with gamers, music fans and young people leading the way By Anne Collier If you’d like some powerful insights into how music is changing, why audiences are turning into participants, and what role videogames have in all this, read “While My […]
A new Illinois law bans sex offenders from all social networking sites. But will it make children safer? ConnectSafely’s Larry Magid thinks not.
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NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- Mobile rules in the US now too
- What are we really seeing in the social media fishbowl?
- Spoiler alert: Kid loves teaching Twitter to Dad
- At the IGF: Youth participation = greater youth e-safety
- Enabling peer protection: Knowledge is empowerment
- Millennials’ changing social media use: Survey
- Heard of Twitch? Amazon has!
- Dealing with the nasties online
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- High school kids show strong support for First Amendment
- UN bringing child rights into the digital age
- IGF attendees complain about censorship in Turkey while some advocate it for youth
- Internet Governance Forum topics include human rights, network neutrality and child protection
- Protecting children online needs to allow for their right to free speech
- It’s time for schools to upgrade both technology and pedagogy
- Why Google (and Facebook) should admit kids under 13
- As Ferguson struggles, Georgia teens create app to rate police departments