Both the Internet and the way young people use technology are constantly changing, but Internet safety messages change very slowly if at all. A few years ago, some of us in the Net safety community started talking about how to adjust our messaging for the much more interactive “Web 2.0.” And we did so, based […]
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Without the likes of Walter Cronkite today’s youth have to figure out “the way it is” by themselves
There may be more benefits for children in thoughtful, contextual treatment of violence in games and other art forms rather than in trying to ban violence altogether.
There are good stragegies to prevent and stop cyberbullying but a proposed new law isn’t one of them
The annoucnement of Google’s Chrome operating system has Larry wondering if it will increase or decrease security ….
Grown-up virtual worlds are only just beginning to work out the best forms of governance in their online environments, and we’ll be watching to see how children’s VWs will contribute to the discussion.
It’s time to get students involved in “Internet Safety Night” and maybe call it something else.
Will cyberbulling laws help? Perhaps not
Insights from a DC gathering of prevention, social media and online safety activists
Some pioneering work in digital ethics and citizenship is key to online safety going forward.
The One Good Thing project
The vast majority of things that happen online are positive. Let's tell that story - together. Learn more
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- Do surveys about parents’ concerns increase digital-parenting confidence?
- The next version of ‘Internet safety': A look under the hood
- Perfect digital parenting doesn’t exist
- Less parental control, more support of kids’ self-regulation: Study
- Social media snapshot: Indonesia
- Of young people’s (not just digital) citizenship
- About our strange way of understanding teen sexting
- Zooming in on ‘screentime’ (this time with more precision)
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Americans lack confidence about controlling privacy
- Survey finds parents mostly OK with kids’ use of tech
- Time to redefine and de-silo online safety efforts
- Tech and Ebola — Facebook’s initiative and the Ebola Care app
- Media guidelines for reporting on youth risk surveys
- Online harassment is a problem we all must confront
- Digital citizenship applies to adults as well as youth: Conversation with Rebecca Randall of Common Sense Media
- Larry Magid speaks with Mike Ribble on the meaning of ‘digital citizenship’ (podcast)