A smart policy that acknowledges kids’ use of tech isn’t about technology so much as behavior and respect for self and others – something other parents can customize and build on
Archive | Safety Advice Articles RSS feed for this section
You should know about this site that’s defnitely not for children but could have a certain “Truth or Dare” appeal to them.
About a conversation between authors and educators Annie Fox and Rosalind Wiseman offering strategies for parents on how to help their kids deal with cyberbullies
Starting with the youngest virtual-world users, creating home, school, and online cultures that support good behavior and celebrate kids who engage in it helps to up the safety level.
Some basics for how to avoid or deal with nasty comments posted under your videos
Why an authoritarian style or sudden imposition of parental controls – against sexting or any other troubling new issue – don’t work very well in parenting social Web users
By Larry Magid In December 2009, Facebooky announced new privacy settings that give users some additional control over what information they share, while taking away the ability to hide a few pieces of information from the general public. One particular piece of publicly available information–users’ friends lists–caused a bit of an uproar from a number […]
Facebook has some great tips for dealing with cyberbullying on its site, but don’t forget the most important prevention tip!
By Larry Magid This post originally appeared in the San Jose Mercury News More and more people are using social networking sites, including, sadly, criminals seeking to take advantage of the rest of us. Threats on those sites include applications and quizzes, as well as malware, worms and viruses. But the main risk, says Trend […]
There are good reasons for all this user-produced media, but here’s advice for families and anybody concerned about it. By Anne Collier Why do people share innermost thoughts, unretouched photos, and rants and what they ate for lunch in texts, photos, and blogs? And why is this not just a narcissistic passing fad like streaking […]
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- New Facebook policy targets guns, other regulated items
- Google’s new learning tool that learns
- The flap over Talking Angela the chatbot app
- About the worldwide ‘selfie’ phenomenon
- How technology will improve the well-being of young adults
- Calling our children narcissists on ‘a sociopathic scale’: Really!?
- Nothing complicated about this: Read ‘It’s Complicated’!
- Teens’ own (wise) perspectives on life with social media
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Adults spend 11 hour a day using electronic media
- Smartphones that promise user privacy
- Author danah boyd on why teens and social media are ‘complicated’
- Security experts at RSA decry government hacking
- In defense of Internet safety education
- ‘Neknominate’ is a stupid and potentially deadly online dare game
- Confessions of a binge viewer
- People who suffer from so-called ‘game addiction’ have other problems