by Larry Magid Back-to-school time is an excellent time for kids, parents, and teachers to think and talk about the safe and appropriate use of the Internet and social-networking tools. My message to parents and teachers is simple: embrace the technology that kids use, recognize that whatever you may lack in technology knowledge you make […]
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Using and properly managing strong passwords is your best defense against an intrusion
by Larry Magid Twitter has confirmed that its massive outage on August 6th and subsequent intermittent problems were due to an ongoing denial-of-service attack. Facebook also “encountered network issues related to an apparent distributed denial-of-service attack, that resulted in degraded service for some users,” according to a company spokesperson. Typically a DoS attack, which is […]
Some practical advice on how to stop and prevent cyberbullying
By Larry Magid Legal consequences aside, “sexting” is a dumb thing to do, especially for kids. Sexting is when you take a picture of yourself, typically from a cell phone, and send it to someone else. Even if you are comfortable with the person receiving the image, you never know for sure where else it […]
Some experts say concerns are overblown, but the legal and psychological consequences for teens cannot be taken too seriously. See why….
Some basic advice on how to configure Facebook's privacy settings
Parents, teachers, students, if anybody asks, here’s why it’s so important to think before you post.
Here are some helpful facts to keep in mind when you’re confronted with yet another news report about predators in social network sites.
Some medical researchers found that a bit of solid, relevant information – clearly stated and from an expert – can really help.
Safer Internet Day 2105
- Emotional spring cleaning helps develop grit
- Social contexts of youth bullying
- Most teens don’t use anonymous apps but here’s advice for those who do
- New Flickr 4.0 will store ALL your family photos for free and help you find and organize them
- Let’s not create a moral panic over ‘Game of 72′ rumors of disappearing kids
- Site shows publicly available information based on your phone number
- Controversial anonymous app Secret to close
- ConnectSafely releases A Parents’ Guide to Student Data Privacy
- Curious launches free ‘lean-back’ online courses
- 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?