Internet safety

Whisper’s popularity no longer a secret

January 27, 2014

It’s being said that the preference pendulum in social media culture is swinging back from transparency (as in Facebook) to anonymity (as in Whisper). And the growing

Addendum: What about CIPA?

September 4, 2013

US educators may wonder if schools can adopt the model I’m proposing above and still be compliant with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Here’s

Media siege mentality: Antidote for parents

July 19, 2013

Over the 15-or-so years I’ve been covering family technology, I’ve noticed a kind of siege mentality that developed among parents about kids’ use of digital

10 rules for safe family cell phone use

July 18, 2013

1. Have a conversation about when it’s OK and not OK to use the phone for talking, texting, apps and other functions. This should include both time and place. Talk about
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