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 […]
Archive | Commentaries – Staff RSS feed for this section
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.
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 […]
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
Safer Internet Day 2105
- The policy of student data privacy
- News & views from ConnectSafely: April 23, 2015
- Cyberbullying is not a joke: Celebrities and public figures can make a difference
- Facebook’s Scrapbook encourages photos of children, but think before you post
- Pew Survey: Reports of Facebook’s demise among teens greatly exaggerated
- Should I worry about my teens texting?
- Chromebooks & Google Apps appeal to schools & consumers
- Raising digital kids: 10 tips for improving parent-teen relationships
- Setting screen-time limits – for parents
- Digital Trust Foundation seeking proposals on digital abuse programs
- Parent bullying: The one-upper society
- What is the best way to introduce screen media to our three-and-a-half-year-old?
- Internet Explorer had a long and important life, but it’s time to move on
- Seven good smartphone security habits
- Arkansas bill puts youth safety and privacy in jeopardy