British mobile giant Vodafone has crammed a whole lot of parenting into its spanking-new guide for parents. Available in print in the UK and online here, Digital Parenting offers 112 pages of interviews, how-to’s (on everything from Google SafeSearch to Windows 7 Parental Controls), and expert views on a large range of issues: digital parenting by age and stage, cyberbullying, sexting, adult content, online plagiarism, and so on. One of the how-to features in its premier issue is a brief guide to Facebook’s privacy controls. If parents want to go more in-depth with those, check out “A Parents’ Guide to Facebook,” written by co-directors Larry Magid and yours truly at ConnectSafely.org.
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- New Facebook policy targets guns, other regulated items
- Google’s new learning tool that learns
- The flap over Talking Angela the chatbot app
- About the worldwide ‘selfie’ phenomenon
- How technology will improve the well-being of young adults
- Calling our children narcissists on ‘a sociopathic scale’: Really!?
- Nothing complicated about this: Read ‘It’s Complicated’!
- Teens’ own (wise) perspectives on life with social media
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Smartphones that promise user privacy
- Author danah boyd on why teens and social media are ‘complicated’
- Security experts at RSA decry government hacking
- In defense of Internet safety education
- ‘Neknominate’ is a stupid and potentially deadly online dare game
- Confessions of a binge viewer
- People who suffer from so-called ‘game addiction’ have other problems
- U.S. Safer Internet Day focused on potential, positives and problems too