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Facebook’s new tech to counter child sex abuse images

October 24, 2018

Podcast | ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid speaks with Michelle DeLaune, senior VP and COO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) about the center’s work and new technology being used at Facebook to very quickly identify and remove child pornography.

Why tech companies are offering services for younger children

October 22, 2018

We’ve all heard the stories about kids spending too much time with their devices or, worse, spending that time doing things online that they probably shouldn’t be doing. It’s been an issue since I started writing about kids and tech in the early 90s but with the proliferation of phones and tablets — sometimes now getting into the tiny hands of toddlers — the issue has the attention of the media, policy makers and the public.

Amazon’s FreeTime and other products for children

October 18, 2018

Podcast | Amazon has made a big push when it comes to products for kids. To find out more about the products and services and how Amazon handles safety and privacy, ConnectSafely.org CEO and CBS News Tech Analyst Larry Magid spoke with Amazon's Kurt Beidler.

Symantec’s Paige Hanson on how to stay safe online

October 11, 2018

Podcast | ConnectSafely CEO and CBS News Tech Analyst Larry Magid spoke with Paige Hanson, Symantec’s Chief of Identity Education about all things security. They not only spoke about the threats, but what people can do to stay safe online.

The Parent’s Guide to Instagram

August 29, 2018

If your kids are using Instagram, the best way for you to learn about how it works is to ask them. Kids are often glad to teach their parents about their favorite tech tools and asking them about Instagram is not only a great way

The Educator’s Guide to Creativity & Copyright

August 15, 2018

Now that our students are creating and remixing audio, video, text and images to “show what they know” it is essential that they are doing all of this with a clear understanding of their own rights and the rights of other creators or owners of content.
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