Teens and their parents need to know bad things can happen when inappropriate, "user-generated" content is uploaded or sent around unwisely.
Learn to recognize tricks predators use to lure teens into sexual encounters.
We talk to parents a lot about safety on the social Web, so you guys deserve to know what we're saying.
by Anne Collier In this latest phase of the Web, when anybody can be a publisher, videographer, or instant celebrity, many parents are concerned about what can happen to their kids' reputations and future prospects. We're beginning to see news reports picking up on this (see "What you say online could haunt you" in USATODAY, […]
Larry talks with "Susan," 14, and her mom "Joanne" (names changed to protect their privacy).
A new study gets a little more granular about teen sexting and cyberbullying practices.
How kids act on and off-line is has more to do with risk than what technology they use
Study finds kids use mobile phones to cheat at school, but are schools cheating kids.
Vermont lawmakers reconfigured state child-pornography law so that “that minors caught sexting would not be charged with a felony and forced to register as sex offenders, so long as the incident was done voluntarily and without coercion,” the Washington Times reports (I mentioned this earlier when a House vote was still pending). The Times adds […]
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- Manage Net risk but focus more on opportunities: Researchers
- Proposed ‘rightful’ framework for Internet safety
- Social media in Saudi schools … sort of
- Textbook case of what NOT to do in teen sexting cases
- Breadth of videogames’ benefits to kids may surprise
- The anti-EDIs social norm: A counterargument
- From ‘Big Data’ to ‘Big Parent’: Student privacy developments
- The why of the Facebook research fracas & what it calls for
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- EFF launches free Privacy Badger for Firefox and Chrome to block hidden trackers
- Privacy and security tips for newly-minted college students
- Google to stop labeling apps with in-app purchases as ‘free’
- Home automation and ‘Internet of things’ is great — but think about privacy and security
- Time for public to weigh in on ‘net neutrality’
- The ‘real world’ is a lot more dangerous than cyberspace
- LG’s new tracking device for young children
- Advice for reducing risk when using mobile phones