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Parent’s Guide to Amazon Parent Dashboard

Parent’s Guide to Amazon Parent Dashboard

Download the Guide (PDF) Amazon Parent Dashboard is the free hub where parents and guardians manage and customize their kids’ experiences across Amazon devices and the Amazon Kids + subscription. Parents use Parent Dashboard to configure age-appropriate settings, set...

Parent’s Guide to Amazon Fire TV

Parent’s Guide to Amazon Fire TV

Download Free Guide (PDF) What is Fire TV, and how much does it cost? Amazon Fire TV is a media player that streams video, music, and games to your TV. It plugs into the HDMI port of your television and turns any modern TV into a smart TV. There are several models,...

Family Guide to Messenger by Facebook

Family Guide to Messenger by Facebook

Download Free Guide (PDF) Messenger, which is both a mobile and desktop messaging app from Facebook and a feature built-into Facebook’s desktop (web) platform, allows you to exchange messages, watch videos with friends, and engage in group video or text chats complete...

Parent’s Guide to Tech for Tots

Parent’s Guide to Tech for Tots

By Kerry Gallagher, JD and Larry Magid Ed.D Download Free Guide (PDF) Sixty-one percent of parents say that parenting is more difficult than it was 20 years ago, with many citing technology as the reason why, according to a 2020 Pew Research Center survey. Teaching...

Parent’s Guide to Amazon Alexa

Parent’s Guide to Amazon Alexa

Download Free Guide (PDF) Amazon’s Alexa is the cloud service behind voice-enabled devices from Amazon and other companies. Some, like the Amazon Echo smart speakers, are voice only. You talk to them and they respond in-kind. Others, like the Amazon Echo Show and Fire...

Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying

Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying

By Warren J. Blumenfeld, Ed.D. Download Free Guide (PDF) All young people deserve to grow up in a world where they are accepted, loved and treated with compassion, but sadly, that’s not the case for everyone. Some young people are vulnerable to bullying,...

Parent’s Guide to Roblox

Parent’s Guide to Roblox

By Maureen Kochan and Larry Magid, Ed.D. Download Guide (PDF) Download Quick Guide (PDF) If your kids love to play online games, one of the names you may be hearing about a lot lately is Roblox. Launched in 2006, Roblox’s popularity among gamers 8-years-old and up has...

Parent’s and Educator’s Guide to Combatting Hate Speech

Parent’s and Educator’s Guide to Combatting Hate Speech

By Brittan Heller, JD and Larry Magid, Ph.D. Download Free Guide (PDF) Download Free Quick Guide (PDF) The internet is making it possible for people around the world to communicate with lightning speed and, for the most part, it’s a good thing. Whether it’s keeping up...

Parent’s Guide to Education Technology

Parent’s Guide to Education Technology

  By Kerry Gallagher, J.D., and Larry Magid, Ed.D. Download Guide (PDF)   We all know children use devices like smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, and laptops at school and they also often use a vocabulary full of technology jargon that may seem completely foreign....

Parent’s Guide to Google Family Link

Parent’s Guide to Google Family Link

If you’re a parent, chances are that you have a smartphone and maybe a tablet, and it’s equally likely that your child would like one as well. You may be hesitating, because perhaps your child isn’t yet old enough to take full responsibility when it comes to all the...

Parent’s Guide to Cybersecurity

Parent’s Guide to Cybersecurity

Download Free Guide (PDF) Download Free Quick Guide (PDF) Just about everyone is online these days, including the vast majority of teens and a growing number of young children. Whether by using a smartphone, accessing the web, watching a video, texting or playing a...

Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying

Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying

By Warren J. Blumenfeld, Ed.D. Download Free Guide (PDF) All young people deserve to grow up in a world where they are accepted, loved and treated with compassion, but sadly, that’s not the case for everyone. Some young people are vulnerable to bullying,...

Parent’s and Educator’s Guide to Combatting Hate Speech

Parent’s and Educator’s Guide to Combatting Hate Speech

By Brittan Heller, JD and Larry Magid, Ph.D. Download Free Guide (PDF) Download Free Quick Guide (PDF) The internet is making it possible for people around the world to communicate with lightning speed and, for the most part, it’s a good thing. Whether it’s keeping up...

The Educator’s Guide to Creativity & Copyright

The Educator’s Guide to Creativity & Copyright

  By Kerry Gallagher, J.D., Larry Magid, Ed.D. and David Sohn, J.D. Download Printer friendly Guide (PDF) Quick-Guide for Students & Teachers (PDF)   Whether they’re working in class or at home, students are accessing, viewing, creating, and sharing media as...

Parent’s Guide to Education Technology

Parent’s Guide to Education Technology

  By Kerry Gallagher, J.D., and Larry Magid, Ed.D. Download Guide (PDF)   We all know children use devices like smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, and laptops at school and they also often use a vocabulary full of technology jargon that may seem completely foreign....

Educator’s Guide to Social Media

Educator’s Guide to Social Media

Download Guide (PDF) Social media has become ubiquitous. About three-quarters of online American adults use some form of social media, according to Pew Research. Among young adults and teens, the numbers are even higher. Without a doubt, the vast majority of your...

The Educator’s Guide to Student Data Privacy

The Educator’s Guide to Student Data Privacy

DownloadFull Guide (PDF Technology tools and apps are making it possible for educators and students to collaborate, create, and share ideas more easily than ever. When schools use technology, students’ data—including some personal information—is collected both by...

The Senior’s Guide to Online Safety

The Senior’s Guide to Online Safety

Full Guide/Download PDF One Page Quick Guide Senior Safety Slide show Most American seniors are now online. As of 2018, nearly 66% of Americans over 65 were Internet users, according to a Pew Research Center survey.That number is getting bigger all the time, and for...

Senior’s Guide to TikTok

Senior’s Guide to TikTok

  Download Free Guide (PDF)   If you have teenage children or grandchildren, there’s a good chance they use TikTok. But so do tens of millions of adults. Only about a third of TikTok users are under 20, according to a June 2020 Statistica Report. Just under 14% are...