Tips for preventing ‘ransomware’ attacks

Tips for preventing ‘ransomware’ attacks

A friend called last week in desperation. Her husband responded to a “ransomware” demand that he pay $3,000 to unlock data on his computer that was encrypted by the hacker.

Parent’s Guide to Roblox

Parent’s Guide to Roblox

If your kids love to play online games, one of the names you may be hearing about a lot lately is Roblox. Here’s what you need to know.

New Research & Resources for Online Wellness

New Research & Resources for Online Wellness

It’s been a big week when it comes to resources for promoting wellness and helping protect children online. with new resources from Google and Instagram and a study from Common Sense Media ...

Protect Against Identify Theft

There are things you can do to reduce the chances of being a victim of identity theft, and if you are a victim, there are things you can do to recover. ...

Iowa bill could prevent social media from preventing cyberbullying and other harms to children and adults

by Larry Magid A bill being debated by the Iowa legislature could have the unintended consequence of preventing social media companies from protecting children as well as adults from cyberbullying, ...

Tips to Remember and Manage Passwords

there are some techniques to create passwords that you are likely to remember as well as programs and apps that will remember them for you so you don't have to ...
Family Guide to Parental Controls

Family Guide to Parental Controls

Download the PDF What are parental controls and what do they do? There are a variety of control tools and monitoring tools available to parents. Some are software products or mobile apps that you buy or subscribe to. Others are
Family Guide to Messenger by Facebook

Family Guide to Messenger by Facebook

Messenger has several features to put you in control of your privacy, safety and security. Here's what you need to know.
Well-Being on Instagram: The Latest Advice

Well-Being on Instagram: The Latest Advice

We had a wide-ranging discussion with Instagram's head of safety, Vaishnavi J, about feeling pressure to present a certain body image on social media, how parents can talk with their kids about Instagram, plus the latest safety tools parents -
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. DownloadsFull Guide (PDF)Top 5 Questions (PDF)LGBTQ Resources Top 5 Questions from Parents & Educators 1. What can a parent or guardian of an LGBTQ student do ...
The Parent & Educator Guide to Media Literacy & Fake News

The Parent & Educator Guide to Media Literacy & Fake News

We hear a lot about “fake news,” but that term, which was coined fairly recently, is really a symptom of much larger problems, including the lack of media literacy ...
The Parent's Guide to Educational Technology

The Parent’s Guide to Educational Technology

We all know children use devices like smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, and laptops at school and they also often use a vocabulary full of technology jargon that may seem completely foreign ...
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The Parent’s Guide to Google Family Link

If you’re a parent, chances are that you have a smartphone and maybe a tablet, and it’s equally likely that your child would like one as well ...
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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 ...
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Tips for Safe and Civil Use of Anonymous Apps

A growing number of apps allow people to post anonymously. There are some very positive aspects to anonymous apps, including the ability to reach out for help and post with ...
Safe holiday online shopping tips

Safe holiday online shopping tips

One of the biggest obstacles to online shopping is the fear of fraud or a security scam and that can be an issue regardless of whether you're shopping from a ...
Tips for Protecting Kids & Teens from Identity Theft

Tips for Protecting Kids & Teens from Identity Theft

You might think that you have to be an adult to be an identity theft victim, but that’s not the case. Children are also at risk. Learn how to protect ...
Tips for Safe Social Networking for Teens

Tips for Safe Social Networking for Teens

These tips, based on the latest research, will help teens' socializing stay fun and safe. Be your own person. Don't let friends or strangers pressure you to be someone you ...
Social Web Tips for Parents

Social Web Tips for Parents

Be reasonable and try to set reasonable expectations. Pulling the plug on your child’s favorite social site is like pulling the plug on his or her social life. Instead of ...
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Parenting for a Digital Future (Webcast)

When it comes to understanding how young people and their families are coping with today's technology, there are no better experts than Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross. Both have been ...

Teaching Kids Empathy & Kindness with Children’s Author Trudy Ludwig

Children's author Trudy Ludwig's books are not only delightfully written and illustrated but also teach and model empathy, caring and kindness. She joined us on ConnectSafely Live to talk about ...
How Industry - and Parents - Can Protect Young Gamers

How Industry – and Parents – Can Protect Young Gamers

Maria Oliveira Tamellini and Rodrigo Tamellini, founders of GamerSafer, talk to us about preventing crime and toxicity online. GamerSafer develops technologies to help games protect online players and communities ...
Well-Being on Instagram: The Latest Advice

Well-Being on Instagram: The Latest Advice

We had a wide-ranging discussion with Instagram's head of safety, Vaishnavi J, about feeling pressure to present a certain body image on social media, how parents can talk with their ...
DJ & Music Educator Will Magid on Role of Music and the Arts in our Lives and Education

DJ & Music Educator Will Magid on Role of Music and the Arts in our Lives and Education

A conversation and performance with Will Magid, who happens to be Larry's son. Will is a trumpet player, DJ & music producer who has performed all over the world and ...
Protecting Children from Online Sexual Exploitation (Webcast)

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 ...
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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.
Tami Bhaumik

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.
Antigone Davis

Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis

ConnectSafely’s Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher interview Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis Podcast (Audio only)Listen to "Antigone Davis Facebook's Head of Global Safety on Facebook's response to Covid-19"
Oded Gal

Podcast: Zoom Chief Privacy Officer Oded Gal

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher interview Zoom Chief Product Officer Oded Gal about how the company is handling its explosive growth
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Tech Tools to Engage your Family in Fun or Educational Activities

There are plenty of tools out there to keep every member of the family engaged during this period when many of us are staying at home. In fact, for some

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