How We Got Here

How We Got Here

by Larry MagidThis post first appeared in the Mercury News Because they’ve been written about extensively, there’s no need for me to repeat how the internet – Facebook, Twitter and lesser-known sites like Gab and the now-suspended Parler have contributed to the...

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.

Tips to Help Stop Cyberbullying

Tips to Help Stop Cyberbullying

Guidance for parents and young people on cyberbullying, including advice for ending (or preventing) the cycle of aggression. For a more comprehensive look, see A Parents' Guide to Cyberbullying. For ...

Misinformation Amplified by Social Media

As Daniel Patrick Moynihan once wrote, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts ...

Google-Owned Cellular Service Becomes More Family Friendly

Google Fi cellular service has been around since 2015, but it just got some new features that make it more family-friendly ...

Facebook’s Messenger & Instagram’s Disappearing Act

Snapchat may have pioneered disappearing posts in social media, but Facebook is adding a disappearing act to messaging. Vanish Mode, for Facebook's Messenger and Instagram, enables users to send messages ...
Parent's Guide to Amazon Alexa

Parent’s Guide to Amazon Alexa

Amazon's Alexa can assist in a seemingly endless number of ways. As with any connected technology, it’s important for parents and kids to talk about how to use Alexa, what it does and doesn’t do, what information it collects and to set some guidelines.
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
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 -
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Sign a family contract for online safety and smart use of technology

Sign a family contract for online safety and smart use of technology

by Larry Magid   Several years ago, my site SafeKids.com, developed a Family Contract for Online Safety and every few months I make sure it's up-to-date. The idea of a ...
Helping kids who encounter porn: 'The Talk' x3

Helping kids who encounter porn: 'The Talk' x3

Level-headed advice for parents who really want to help and not overreact ...
Online privacy primer

Online privacy primer

by Larry Magid View more presentations from ConnectSafely Privacy Primer Slideshow Watch what you post There is a lot of talk about how social networks, search engines and even seemingly innocuous websites ...
Mindfulness for safety as well as success online

Mindfulness for safety as well as success online

We can help our kids see that, whether they're online or offline, sharing and socializing mindfully makes everything go better. Here's how ...
Resources for Youth in Crisis

Resources for Youth in Crisis

In case of an immediate threat or danger, call 911 from the U.S. or the emergency number for your country. Suicidal thoughts Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800 273-TALK (8255) – Call ...
Talk with your kids about being safer online

Talk with your kids about being safer online

by Larry Magid Although there are plenty of tools that can be used to try to control or monitor what your kids are doing online, the best approach for most ...
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

Zoom Chief Product Officer Oded Gal

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher interview Zoom Chief Product Officer Oded Gal about how the company is handling its explosive growth and how to use Zoom's privacy, safety and security ...
Combating Domestic Violence While Sheltering at Home

Combating Domestic Violence While Sheltering at Home

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with Rachel Gibson of the National Network to End Domestic Violence about how sheltering at home can affect domestic violence survivors and what survivors ...
COVID-19

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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