Gmail Anti-Phishing Technology Looks Promising

Gmail Anti-Phishing Technology Looks Promising

Phishing is one of the internet’s biggest security risks. That’s when a scammer sends you an email that appears to come from a legitimate source, like your bank or a ...

Media Literacy – What It Is & Why It’s Important

Renee Hobbs, founder of the Media Education Lab at Univ. of Rhode Island, explains why digital and media literacy are more important than ever. Our conversation with Renee Hobbs can be described ...

Is Cyberbullying Increasing Amid Covid-19?

We spoke with Justin Patchin, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center about how young people (and adults) are dealing with the pandemic. We touched on whether the pandemic is increasing ...

‘Mediatrician’ & Pediatrician Michael Rich

Michael Rich, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and ...
Research Finds Teens May Not Be Suffering From Too Much Tech use

Research Finds Teens May Not Be Suffering From Too Much Tech use

One of the most important observations of the study is that "Policies restricting adolescents’ access to new technologies ... may be ill advised
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Parenting and Working While Sheltering at Home

A blog post by Larry Magid and a podcast with Larry and ConnectSafely education director, Kerry Gallagher about working from home while your kids are at home engaged in home-based learning.
Resources for Coping, Learning, and Shopping While Stuck Home

Resources for Coping, Learning, and Shopping While Stuck Home

There is never a good time for a pandemic, but the silver lining on this very dark cloud is that it’s happening at a time when we have the ability to communicate, learn and relax online.  For millions of us,
Ernie Allen: Protecting Children from Online Sexual Exploitation (webcast)

Ernie Allen: Protecting Children from Online Sexual Exploitation (webcast)

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with WePROTECT Global Alliance’s Ernie Allen about protecting children online. Ernie is also the former CEO of National Center for Missing & Exploited Children ...
Spirituality, Faith & Compassion During a Time of Crisis with Father Robert Ballecer, aka the "Digital Jesuit" (Webcast)

Spirituality, Faith & Compassion During a Time of Crisis with Father Robert Ballecer, aka the “Digital Jesuit” (Webcast)

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with Father Robert Ballecer, a Jesuit priest currently at Jesuit Curia in Rome where he is spearheading an effort to use new media for ...
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#ICANHELP: Students As Part of the Solution (Webcast & Podcast)

We speak with Kim Karr, co-founder of #ICANHELP, along with the organization's lead intern, Malorie Bournazian, about mental health and digital wellness. Podcast Listen to "#ICANHELP Students as part of ...
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Webcast: Cybersecurity During COVID-19

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher spoke with McAfee's Baker Nanduru, who had some excellent advice for all of us who are at a higher security risk due to all the ...
Protecting Kids Online (Webcast)

Protecting Kids Online (Webcast)

Will Gardner, CEO of London-based Childnet International, has been working in online safety for children for >20 years and has a great deal of insight not just about protecting kids ...
John Carr - UK Child Safety Advocate (Webcast)

John Carr – UK Child Safety Advocate (Webcast)

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher spoke with UK-based John Carr, Secretary of British Children’s Charity Safety Coalition, about child safety online ...
Spirituality, Faith & Compassion During a Time of Crisis with Father Robert Ballecer, aka the "Digital Jesuit" (Webcast)

Spirituality, Faith & Compassion During a Time of Crisis with Father Robert Ballecer, aka the “Digital Jesuit” (Webcast)

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with Father Robert Ballecer, a Jesuit priest currently at Jesuit Curia in Rome where he is spearheading an effort to use new media for
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Webcast: Cybersecurity During COVID-19

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher spoke with McAfee's Baker Nanduru, who had some excellent advice for all of us who are at a higher security risk due to all the
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Internet Ethics Amid Covid-19

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with Irina Raicu, Director, Internet Ethics Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics/Santa Clara University, about ethics and Covid-19 contact-tracing apps.
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How Schools and Parents Can Promote Media Literacy

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, executive director of National Association for Media Literacy Education, speaks with us about why media literacy is more important than ever.
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Why Teens Love TikTok

We spoke with Jeff Collins and Lavanya Mahendran about all things TikTok, including how people are creatively using the service during this period plus TikTok's new safety features.
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What Parents Gain When they Game with their Kids

ConnectSafely’s CEO Larry Magid and Dir. of K-12 Education Kerry Gallagher speak with Roblox’s VP of Marketing and Digital Civility Tami Bhaumik.
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Parent’s Guide to TikTok

What parents should know about TikTok, the wildly popular app that merges some of teenagers’ favorite things—social media and music—together on a platform where they can have fun creating content ...
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Parent’s and Educator’s Guide to Combating Online Hate Speech

How parents and educators can help prevent children from experiencing or engaging in hate speech as well as dealing with it in healthy ways when they encounter it ...
Parent's Guide to Roblox

Parent’s Guide to Roblox

Roblox is an online entertainment platform for play that allows people to create games for the public using Roblox’s digital tool known as Roblox Studio. There are literally millions of ...
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The Parent’s Guide to Instagram

Instagram is a social media app used by more than one billion people around the world to share photos, videos and messages ...
The Parent's Guide to Cyberbullying

The Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying

Download Full Guide (PDF) Quick-Guide (PDF) Bullying is a serious, long-standing social problem that now occurs in digital spaces as well as physical ones. But, contrary to what you might ...
Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying

Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying

By Warren J. Blumenfeld, Ed.D. Click Here For Full Guide (PDF) Top 5 Questions (PDF) LGBTQ Resources Top 5 Questions from Parents & Educators 1. What can a parent or guardian ...
Sexting, Sextortion and Revenge Porn

Sexting, Sextortion and Revenge Porn

Tips and advice Tips for Dealing with Teen Sexting Advice on Sexting, Sextortion and Revenge Porn FAQ on ‘Sexting’ and ‘Sextortion Articles: Panic over teen sexting is overblown Sexting & ...
Tips to Help Stop Cyberbullying

Tips to Help Stop Cyberbullying

Guidance for parents and young people on cyberbullying, including advice for ending (or preventing) the cycle of aggression. For a more comprehensive look, see A Parents' Guide to Cyberbullying.  For ...
Tips for Dealing with Teen Sexting

Tips for Dealing with Teen Sexting

“Sexting” usually refers to the sharing of nude or semi-nude and sexually provocative photos via mobile phones, but it can happen on other devices and the Web too. First of ...
Tips for Smart Cellphone Use

Tips for Smart Cellphone Use

Some 95% of Americans own cellphones of some kind, according to Pew Research Center - among 18- to 29-year-olds, the number is a whopping 100%. But no matter your age, ...
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Online Safety Tips

The vast majority of us use the internet to socialize, work, learn, and play. But widespread use doesn't necessarily mean widespread understanding. The good news is there are easy ways to ...
Advice on Sexting, Sextortion and Revenge Porn

Advice on Sexting, Sextortion and Revenge Porn

The safest way to avoid a picture getting into the wrong hands is to never take it, allow it to be taken, or share it. Sadly, there are cases (sometimes ...

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