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.
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NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- ‘State of the Union’ & the student part of student privacy protection
- Millennials’ startup: Social change in a social-networking skin
- Social media literacy in an app
- Kids’ top social media picks: Great new resource for parents
- Two 2014 anniversaries that say reams about our kids’ futures
- An app for teens that promotes (& gets) positivity
- Sydney: A hashtag for a city (and world) in need of healing
- Doxxing: Key Internet safety risk & what to do about it
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- ClassDojo app offers students & parents words of encouragement
- Social media still growing, with Instagram leading the way
- Facebook to carry Amber Alerts — exclusive interview with John Walsh
- Connected devices at CES raise security, privacy and safety questions
- Researcher sets the record straight on teen sexting
- Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on safety, privacy & security issues of drones, wearables and Internet of Things
- Empowering youth to combat bullying & cyberbullying
- Sony’s hacked emails present a teachable moment
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