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 -
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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 ...
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 ...
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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