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Curriculum teaches digital literacy and citizenship

by Larry Magid Common Sense Media launches digital literacy and citizenship curriculum

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Curriculum teaches digital literacy and citizenship

by Larry Magid This post originally appeared on CNET News.com In my more than 15 years in the Internet safety field, I’ve seen a lot of programs designed to teach children how to use the Internet safely, but many have missed the mark because they too often focus on children as victims or at least passive consumers […]

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Google launches Buzz educational video

by Larry Magid This article originally appeared on CNET News.com There was quite a privacy backlash after Google announced Buzz in February. The day it was announced, I was one of many who raised questions about both the privacy and safety implications of the service, including the fact that it is possible to use Buzz […]

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Could iPad’s lack of user accounts endanger kids

The Apple iPad is not likely to include individual user accounts which limits parents ability to control content & access

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Gay & lesbian youth likely victims of cyberbullying

 Gay & Lesbian youth are more likely to be regular victims of cyberbullying says a new study from Iowa State University

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When schools can discipline off-campus behaviour

Schools sometimes do have jurisdiction, even if something happens off-campus

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Study identifies strategies for dealing with bullying

There is some optimistic news and proven strategies to deal with youth bullying

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Chatroulette aims webcam where kids ought not go

by Larry Magid Make sure there are no kids in the room if you plan on trying out the Chatroulette video chat service. While I was able to have a couple of very nice conversations with fully clothed polite individuals, I saw some things I would rather have avoided as I tested this relatively new […]

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Google Buzz raises privacy & safety concerns

 Google Buzz has some great social networking features but if not used correctly, it could jeopardize privacy and even safety

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Kids spend 7.5 hours per day on ‘entertainment media’

Kaiser Family Foundation study has some disturbing findings, but it’s important to put the study into a broader context

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