Welcome to the fully updated 2012 edition of A Parents’ Guide to Facebook (PDF)! It’s designed to help you understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. With it, you will be better informed and able to communicate with young Facebook users in your life more effectively. That’s important because 1) if something goes […]
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Privacy Settings Chart for Adults Instructions: Click on any link in the left column to be taken directly to the Facebook page to configure that setting. If you’re not already logged-in you’ll be asked to provide a user name and password the first time only. If you are uncomfortable entering your password based on […]
Recommended Facebook Privacy Settings for Teens Facebook’s default privacy settings are not for everyone – especially minors – which is why the service allows users to customize their settings. The following chart shows ConnectSafely’s recommendations for most teens. We realize that not all teens have the same level of maturity and that not all parents […]
To avoid cyberbullying vulnerability, kids shouldn’t share email addresses, passwords, or cellphones with peers.
A tragic suicide case in Ohio two years ago raises an important question whose answer seems intuitive but isn’t universally clear. Here’s some clarity.
As with any technology there can be some safety and privacy risks associated with location-based-services, but by paying attention to privacy features, they can be used safely.
By Larry Magid This article originally appeared on CNET News.com Facebook’s privacy settings enable users to customize who sees where you are.(Credit: Facebook) In designing its new Places geolocation service, Facebook seems to have learned from its past privacy blunders. The new service has multiple layers of privacy control, but as with other aspects of Facebook privacy, users […]
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By Anne Collier A lot of sexting numbers have been tossed around the airwaves after four separate national studies. I’d go with the latest (last December) from the Pew Internet & American Life Project: 4% of US 12-to-17-year-olds have sent “sexts,” 15% have received one from someone they know (see this for more). Why Pew? […]
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NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- Social media snapshot: Indonesia
- Digital Citizenship Week Oct. 19 – 25 | 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)
- Protecting student privacy calls for student participation
- So-called Snapchat hack & the question of where to place trust
- Why defining ‘bullying’ is important for schools
- Does digital downtime fix FOMO?
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- 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)
- Digital Citizenship Week Oct. 19 – 25 | Digital Citizenship Week is a time to recognize youth rights
- Digital Trust Foundation seeking proposals regarding online privacy, safety and security
- Why cybersecurity is patriotic and humanistic
- National Cyber Security Month: Why cyber security matters to everyone
- High school kids show strong support for First Amendment