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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,...

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...

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,...

Parent’s Guide to Discord

Parent’s Guide to Discord

Download Guide (PDF) 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. Discord debuted in 2015 and quickly gained a following...

Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying

Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying

Download Guide (PDF) Download Quick Guide (PDF) Bullying is a serious, long-standing social problem that now occurs in digital spaces as well as physical ones. But, contrary to what you might have heard or read, it isn't just a youth problem, it isn't getting worse,...

Family Guide to Parental Controls

Family Guide to Parental Controls

Download Guide (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 free and some are already present on...

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, 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 Hate Speech

Parent’s and Educator’s Guide to 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....