How Empathy Helps Kids Succeed

How Empathy Helps Kids Succeed

Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All About Me World, explains why empathic kids enjoy better mental health and overall resiliency. The good news is empathy is easy to teach. "Don't tell your kids to do something, show them,"...

Getting Ready for ‘Virtual School’

Getting Ready for ‘Virtual School’

Fortunately, most families already have a broadband connection and either a computer or tablet, but there is still a digital divide as was evidenced by that now-famous photo of two young girls sitting in a parking lot of a Salinas Taco Bell to access the restaurant’s WiFi because they didn’t have internet at home.

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 ...

Bullying: The Latest Research from Microsoft

A new research report from Microsoft found that 40% of teenagers in 32 countries say they’ve been involved in a bullying incident as the target of the bullying, someone who displayed bullying behaviors or as a bystander. ...

CBS News Radio to Distribute ConnectSafely Report

Excited to announce that ConnectSafely is producing a new twice-weekly 1-minute segment for CBS News Radio. The report will cover a wide range of topics including security and scams, remote learning, cyberbullying, election security meddling and social media. ...

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 ...
Media in the Middle Ep. 10: Cancel Culture

Media in the Middle Ep. 10: Cancel Culture

Learn how young people feel about cancel culture, a practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures and companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive. ConnectSafely is partnering with My Digital TAT2 for this teen-led
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 her work and her new book The Power of One,
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 Kik

The Parent’s Guide to Kik

DownloadFull Guide (PDF) 5 Questions (PDF)   Jump to Top 5 Questions Parents Ask About Kik Kik is a community chat app that allows users to connect with brands or ...
The Parent's Guide to Student Data Privacy

The Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy

Schools have always held a wide range of data about our children and families: Name, address, names of parents or guardians, date of birth ...
A Parent's Guide to Mobile Phones

A Parent’s Guide to Mobile Phones

It seems just about everybody has a mobile phone now, including more than three-quarters of U.S. teens and a rapidly growing number of younger kids ...
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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 ...
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 ...
Katherine Pforzheimer on remote learning + bonus concert from Will Magid

Katherine Pforzheimer on remote learning + bonus concert from Will Magid

This is a very special edition of ConnectSafely Live. To celebrate Larry Magid’s birthday, he and Kerry Gallagher were joined by his two adult children, Katherine Magid Pforzheimer and Will ...
Media Literacy - What It Is & Why It's Important

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 ...
Is Cyberbullying Increasing Amid Covid-19?

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

‘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 ...
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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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