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Parent’s Quick-Guide to Instagram

Parent’s Quick-Guide to Instagram

The main things parents worry about are typical of all social media: mean behavior among peers, encountering — or creating — inappropriate or dangerous content, overuse, and of course, privacy.

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.

Ask Trish: How Much is Too Much Screentime?

Ask Trish: How Much is Too Much Screentime?

Dear Trish: Everyone says I spend way too much time on my phone. How much time is too much time? First off, thank you for the fantastic question! Let me ...

Facebook News: It’s Complicated

One of my favorite phrases is “it’s complicated,” because it expresses the fact that many things in life are not as simple as they seem ...

What is Digital Wellness?

Educators are surely familiar with the term “digital citizenship.” We are familiar with coaching and modeling for our students the ways toward acting as an upstander, blocking and reporting bullies and bad actors, and making the internet a more positive and truthful place ...

Parent’s Guide to Amazon Fire TV

We live in a golden age of media with an incredible array of choices between what we can watch on regular TV, via cable and satellite, and the internet. But, despite—or perhaps because of—all that content, it’s sometimes hard to pick appropriate content for each family member.  ...
Senior’s Guide to TikTok

Senior’s Guide to TikTok

Seniors like TikTok for some of the same reasons as teens. It’s fun and entertaining and — if you choose to post videos — it’s an easy way to express yourself and build a community. What you need to know to get started on the popular app.

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.

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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 ...
Tips for Getting Cached Content Removed

Tips for Getting Cached Content Removed

We recently helped a 17-year-old get a topless photo and fake profile removed from a social networking site. But even though content was deleted from the service, the picture and ...
How to Disable Location on your Mobile Device

How to Disable Location on your Mobile Device

What you need to know about disabling location settings on mobile phones ...
Can the Internet ruin your life? 5 tips to help you avoid online trouble

Can the Internet ruin your life? 5 tips to help you avoid online trouble

By Sue Scheff It's a fact of life: people today spend more time digitally connected than ever before. This generation of youth, as well as young adults and parents, are ...
Tips for safe online holiday shopping

Tips for safe online holiday shopping

By Larry Magid With the holiday season upon us, a lot of people will be shopping online this year. For the most part, it's pretty safe but there are some ...
Identity theft can hit children too

Identity theft can hit children too

by Larry Magid Identify theft can be a serious problem for victims. It can destroy your credit, get you in trouble with the IRS and sometimes even result in your ...
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 ...
cyber security

Cybersecurity During COVID-19 (Webcast)

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 ...
Social-Emotional Learning & Mindfulness (Webcast)

Social-Emotional Learning & Mindfulness (Webcast)

We speak with Mia Doces of Committee for Children about social-emotional learning during the pandemic, and how parents and teachers can help children build resilience ...
Vint Cerf, One of the 'Fathers' of the Internet, Looks Back - And Forward

Vint Cerf, One of the ‘Fathers’ of the Internet, Looks Back – And Forward

It was such a pleasure to spend some time with Vint Cerf, widely known as one of the "fathers of the internet." We talked about his bout with Covid-19 ...
family screen time

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
Safety and Privacy of Smart Displays and Speakers at Home and in the Classroom

Safety and Privacy of Smart Displays and Speakers at Home and in the Classroom

We discuss our use of the Facebook Portal as well as other smart displays and speakers that they have tested. There are privacy and safety implications, but they can be
finding balance

Balancing Tech and Low-Tech During Kids’ Summer Break

Summer is almost here, which means that kids will be out of school. While that means that they do have more time to use their devices, it's also time for
Helping Kids Survive Bullying and Other Trauma

Helping Kids Survive Bullying and Other Trauma

ConnectSafley CEO Larry Magid and K-12 Education Director Kerry Gallagher talk about how adults can support youth who have been affected by bullying. Why do some kids have a horrible
Larry Maghid and Kerry Gallagher

Helping Students Cope with Flood of Presidential Election News

The Presidential election campaign is heating up. And with it will come lots of claims, counterclaims and, likely, plenty of inaccuracies.
Why Facebook Instituted its Policy to Ban Support for White Nationalism and White Supremacy

Why Facebook Instituted its Policy to Ban Support for White Nationalism and White Supremacy

ConnectSafely CEO and CBS News Technology Analyst, Larry Magid speaks with human rights expert Brittan Heller on why Facebook instituted its new policy to ban support for white nationalism and

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