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Announcing Safer Internet Day 2023 Grants

Announcing Safer Internet Day 2023 Grants

ConnectSafely is offering grants of up to $1,000 to help educators and youth-serving community organizations implement a student program or classroom activity for Safer Internet Day.

Parent’s Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams

Parent’s Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams

The FBI has reported a “huge increase” in sextortion scams targeting teens, especially boys 14 to 17. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself or your teen, and what to do if you’re a victim.

Ask Trish: All I Want for Christmas...Is...Another Device

Ask Trish: All I Want for Christmas…Is…Another Device

Trish, I really want an iPad for Christmas, how do I convince my parents? ...

What is Catfishing and Why It’s Dangerous

Catfishing can result in disappointment and broken hearts, but -- as in the case in Riverside -- it can also end in tragedy ...

Ask Trish: Online Diet Culture

Hey Trish, do you think what vloggers say they eat in a day is what they actually eat in a day? ...

Shop Safely this Holiday Season

There are indeed some real bargains out there, but beware of any that are "too good to be true." ...
Parent’s Guide to Discord

Parent’s Guide to Discord

If you’ve got a teen in your house, there’s a good chance you have Discord. We don’t mean bickering—we’re talking Discord with a capital D, the chat app that’s especially popular with teens.

Parent’s Guide to Snapchat

Parent’s Guide to Snapchat

Users love that they can share a moment that’s digital footprint-free — they don’t have to think about how their photos, videos or comments make them look to some unknown audience in the future.

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.

Parent's Guide to Cyberbullying

Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying

Thanks to increased research around cyberbullying, we know more about the problem and what will help, and we're more motivated as a society to address it ...
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Quick-Guide to Secure Passwords

The FBI along with other security experts are now recommending a “pass phrase” rather than simply a password. Such a phrase should be relatively long – at least 15 characters ...
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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 ...
Tips for Safe GPS Location-Sharing

Tips for Safe GPS Location-Sharing

Most "smart phones" and even some regular cellphones allow you to run location-sharing software that uses the phone’s GPS capability to let friends and family know your exact location ...
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Parenting for a Digital Future

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

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 ...
teaching kids about social media

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.
Why Teens Love TikTok

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
creative things to do with kids

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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