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ConnectSafely’s Statement in Berkman Task Force Report

At the end of their 12 months’ deliberation, members of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force (corporations and nonprofit organizations) at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society were invited to add a one-page statement about their report. The following is’s statement, which can be found in PDF format in this appendix of […]

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Misguided prosecution in Lori Drew case

What Lori Drew allegedly did to Megan Meier was despicable, but it doesn’t justify her conviction late last month for violating federal laws designed to keep hackers from invading computer networks. Two years ago, Megan, a 13-year-old Missouri girl, hanged herself after her online friend “Josh Evans,” who had befriended her on MySpace, reportedly told […]

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Important questions in Lori Drew case

Though technically about computer fraud, the case concerning Megan Meier's suicide raises key questions about parenting and protecting youth on the social Web.

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A (digital) return to village life?

Microblogging with services like Twitter could be having a humanizing effect in modern society – or at least the classroom. Here's what I mean….

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The ISTTF: Chicken or egg?

What should come first from a Net safety task force: better understanding through review of the research or a predetermined solution? Diagnosis or prescription?

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Group wants to ban Google Street View

As if "To Catch a Predator" wasn't enough, now there's a campaign to protect our children against predators who use Google Street View.

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Public humiliation or Net-safety ed?

A story about a high school assembly in Colorado raises some important questions about how to teach online safety going forward.

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Safety Tip #1: Eat dinner together as a famiily

Sometimes it's the little things we do that make the biggest difference.

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Could your home PC attack the Republic of Georgia?

It's not out of the question, says ConnectSafely's Larry Magid.

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Online safety as we know it: Becoming obsolete?

As the Internet and how young people use it increasingly reflect the breadth and complexity of “real life,” it’s time to rethink how we teach online safety.

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