Parents need to be parents but we also need to avoid buying into Internet safety myths. Teens may be more net-savvy than you think. Focus on real issues, pick your battles and encourage young people to be smart socializers.
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What are the signs of this new sort of “addiction,” and what should a parent do if they’re apparent in a child? See what Dr. Block says….
Based on the latest research, here are the best "tools" for kids' safe and constructive use of the Net and tech for 2008….
Aside from the obvious – avoid pornography, hate speech and spewing out all sorts of personal information – there are more subtle ways to get in trouble.
You already know how to blog — do you know how to do it safely?
by Larry Magid Blogging is great. Just be smart about what you share (revised June 2006) Unlike the articles we write for parents and teachers, we don’t have to give you a course in blogging basics. As a teen, you’ve probably visited your share of blogs or “spaces,” and there’s a good chance you may […]
One of the best protections for online youth is awareness of how other people try to influence them – here are some of the ways….
Talking to your kids can go a long way.
by Larry Magid A famous cartoon from the New Yorker shows a dog sitting in front of a computer telling another dog, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” But now, thanks to the Internet, everyone knows everything about you. Or at least they might be able to find out. Online reputations are […]
Kids use cell phones in different ways than adults. It's time for adults to learn to text and kids to learn some safety tips.
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?