Hey, aspiring filmmakers and video producers (in Canada and the US), here’s a project for you: Produce a two-minute video about Internet safety with your videocam, cellphone, or Webcam, and enter it in TrendMicro’s “What’s Your Story?” contest (you have to be 13 or older). Choose from one of four topics: “Keeping a good rep online” (and avoiding TMI), “Staying clear of unwanted contact” (e.g., dealing with bullies), “Accessing (legal) content that’s age-appropriate,” and “Keeping the cybercriminals out” (ID theft, scams, phishers, etc.), my ConnectSafely co-director Larry Magid reports at CNET. The grand prize is $10,000 and the deadline is April 30. Humor’s just fine. Here’s the official site where you can upload your video. Because TrendMicro is one of our supporters, I get to be one of the judges, so have fun!
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
- Adults spend 11 hour a day using electronic media
- 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