Tips for preventing ‘ransomware’ attacks

Tips for preventing ‘ransomware’ attacks

A friend called last week in desperation. Her husband responded to a “ransomware” demand that he pay $3,000 to unlock data on his computer that was encrypted by the hacker.

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.

New Research & Resources for Online Wellness

New Research & Resources for Online Wellness

It’s been a big week when it comes to resources for promoting wellness and helping protect children online. with new resources from Google and Instagram and a study from Common Sense Media ...

Protect Against Identify Theft

There are things you can do to reduce the chances of being a victim of identity theft, and if you are a victim, there are things you can do to recover. ...

Iowa bill could prevent social media from preventing cyberbullying and other harms to children and adults

by Larry Magid A bill being debated by the Iowa legislature could have the unintended consequence of preventing social media companies from protecting children as well as adults from cyberbullying, ...

Tips to Remember and Manage Passwords

there are some techniques to create passwords that you are likely to remember as well as programs and apps that will remember them for you so you don't have to ...
Family Guide to Parental Controls

Family Guide to Parental Controls

Download the PDF What are parental controls and what do they do? There are a variety of control tools and monitoring tools available to parents. Some are software products or mobile apps that you buy or subscribe to. Others are
Family Guide to Messenger by Facebook

Family Guide to Messenger by Facebook

Messenger has several features to put you in control of your privacy, safety and security. Here's what you need to know.
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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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 ...
'Soft power' parenting works better

'Soft power' parenting works better

Why an authoritarian style or sudden imposition of parental controls – against sexting or any other troubling new issue – don't work very well in parenting social Web users ...
The Net effect

The Net effect

Parents, teachers, students, if anybody asks, here's why it's so important to think before you post ...
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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