Safety Advice Articles

Safety myths on Web 2.0

March 18, 2008

Parents need to be parents but we also need to avoid buying into Internet safety myths. Teens may be more net-savvy than you think.  Focus on real issues, pick your

A family’s tech first-aid kit

January 7, 2008

Based on the latest research, here are the best "tools" for kids' safe and constructive use of the Net and tech for

Stay Safe when posting online video

August 24, 2007

Aside from the obvious – avoid pornography, hate speech and spewing out all sorts of personal information – there are more subtle ways to get in

Teens’ Guide to Safe Blogging

August 4, 2007

by Larry Magid Blogging is great. Just be smart about what you share (revised June 2006) Unlike the articles we write for parents and teachers, we don’t have to give

How social influencing works

August 4, 2007

One of the best protections for online youth is awareness of how other people try to influence them – here are some of the

What does the world know about you online?

July 5, 2007

  by Larry Magid A famous cartoon from the New Yorker shows a dog sitting in front of a computer telling another dog, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.”

Be smart with your cell phone

June 14, 2007

Kids use cell phones in different ways than adults. It's time for adults to learn to text and kids to learn some safety
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