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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.

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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 ...
Tips for Smart Videogaming

Tips for Smart Videogaming

More than just fun 'n' games. They can be a social experience – in a single room or over the Internet. For some families, they can be a way to ...
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 ...
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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