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Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams

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.

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.

Tech Checklist to Prepare for Disasters and Power Failures

Tech Checklist to Prepare for Disasters and Power Failures

Whether it’s earthquakes, tornadoes, impending fires or even massive hack attacks, it’s important to make sure that your tech is ready and able to operate even in the event of a power failure ...

Windows 11 Update Has New Security & Ease-of-Use Features

Ever since I got my first Apple II in 1980, I’ve marveled how computers and now phones and even some cars get better over time ...

Ask Trish: The Pressure to Post

Hey Trish, Some of my friends post literally all the time. It makes me feel like I should too, especially because I’m not as active on social media. What’s the right amount of posting? ...

Ask Trish: Telling a Parent You’re Being Cyberbullied

Research finds that just 10% of young targets choose to report their harassment to an adult, including a parent. Let's change that ...
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 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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