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,
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Avoiding Financial Fraud During Covid-19

ConnectSafely's CEO Larry Magid speaks with US Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Tom Edwards and Visa VP Lori Hodges about why financial fraud is expected to increase in the ...
Parenting & Working While Sheltering at Home

Parenting & Working While Sheltering at Home

ConnectSafely’s CEO Larry Magid speaks with ConnectSafely’s Director of K-12 Education Kerry Gallagher about parenting and working while sheltering at home ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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Dealing with the nasties online

By Anne Collier Pondering positive ways to deal with online negativity seems to be a trend – maybe even a blooming social norm! Because, in response to social cruelty like ...
An Ikea table top and four adjustable legs allows you to tailor the height of your desk

Safe computing includes minding your ergonomics

 I recently set up a new home office, which not only involved countless trips to Ikea, but also having to deal with ergonomics -- something I hadn't thought much about ...
Don’t let stalkers or abusers and creeps track your phone’s location

Don’t let stalkers or abusers and creeps track your phone’s location

Modern cell phones know where you are. This can be a very good thing, but — in the wrong hands — it can also lead to potential abuse ...
For our kids & ourselves: Presence in a digital age

For our kids & ourselves: Presence in a digital age

By Anne Collier Presence has never been harder or more needed – in this age of hyper transparency, connection, opinion and information, all in a media environment that's networked, so ...
Privacy and security tips for newly-minted college students

Privacy and security tips for newly-minted college students

This post first appeared on Forbes.com by Larry Magid Congratulations. After a long and sometimes stressful childhood you (or your teen) are ready for college. It's a big step that ...
Advice for reducing risk when using mobile phones

Advice for reducing risk when using mobile phones

This article first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News I recently helped write a free online booklet called "A Parents' Guide to Mobile Phones," available at connectsafely.org/mobile, but much ...

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