Check out our ‘Parents’ Guide to Google+’!

I’m tooting our ConnectSafely horn, here, but we had a launch of our own this week: that of our Google+ guide for parents. You can download the PDF at, or read it chunk by chunk at the Google Safety Center. In it, my co-author and ConnectSafely co-director Larry Magid and I offer you a little context on where this service fits into both the rest of Google and teen social networking in general. We also walk parents through both the service’s basic features and its special protections for people 13-17 who sign up with their real ages. Sprinkled throughout are little parenting tips and privacy pointers for parents of Google+ users. We hope you find it useful and welcome your feedback. Just email admin[at]

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