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Welcome to ConnectSafely.org

int_000008037915Small-200x300What you’ll find here is news, perspective and advice on safe, successful use of social media and technology for parents, kids & teens, educators and policymakers worldwide. ConnectSafely is a place for information and community that welcomes all participants in today’s very user-driven, networked world. We’re also advocates for youth rights and free speech in participatory media. For our thinking about all this, click here. Check out our new social media guides for parents and join us in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2014!

Featured Posts

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  • The myth of separate personal and professional social media accounts By Kerry Gallagher Often connected educators advise their new-to-the-PLN (personal learning network) colleagues to create a separate Twitter/Instagram/Facebook account for professional purposes. While most are already connected to family and friends on social media, many are not yet using social media ...
  • Tips for Strong, Secure Passwords & Other Authentication Tools A strong password is your first line of defense against intruders and imposters. Scroll down for a video based on these tips. Never give out your password to anyone.* Never give it to friends, even if they’re really good friends. A friend ...

Resources & Safety Tips

Tips for strong, secure passwords
Tips to prevent teen sexting
Tips to help stop cyberbullying
Tips for smart videogaming
Virtual world safety tips for parents of teens
Cellphone safety tips

More tips & advice

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Media Library

Featured Video

Bullying is a group activity, so let’s come together and stop bullying. A finalist in the 2013 Net Literacy safety video program.

Click here for our tips to help stop cyberbullying.

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