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Instagram Testing Age Verification Technology

Instagram Testing Age Verification Technology

Instagram has announced new ways to verify the approximate age of its users, including Face-Based-Age-Prediction (FBAP) technology that can anonymously determine a person’s approximate age.: How it works and why it matters

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.

Ask Trish: Digital Boundaries

Ask Trish: Digital Boundaries

Trish, my friend keeps posting pics of us on her Insta, and I look so bad in all of them. I once asked her to check with me first but she keeps forgetting and I don’t want to ask over and over. What do I do? ...

Ask Trish: Finding Positivity Online

Trish, how do you find positive things online? Or is it all just doomed to be bad (lol)? ...

How to Make Google Search Safer or More Precise

Just about everyone uses Google to search the internet but, what some people may not know, is that Google offers lots of search options, including “SafeSearch,” which filters out links to explicit content ...

Ask Trish: Phone Distraction

Hey Trish, I am SO distracted by my phone all the time. What tips do you have for staying focused and away from my phone? ...
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 ...
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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