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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.

Shop Safely this Holiday Season

Shop Safely this Holiday Season

There are indeed some real bargains out there, but beware of any that are "too good to be true." ...

Surveys Shed Light on Teen and Parent Feelings about Social Media

It’s relatively rare to get new research on teens, parents and social media but three surveys dropped this week. ...

Ask Trish: My Facebook Account Was Hacked

Hey Trish, What do I do when my Facebook account is hacked? I received an email saying someone changed my password and I’m locked out!!  I have personal photos and videos I don’t want the world to see ...

Ask Trish: Help, I Feel Like I’m Always on My Phone

Trish, I’m kinda scared because I feel like I’m always on my phone. Am I addicted? What do I do? ...
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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'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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