teens on phones

What You Should Consider Before Using Parental Controls

Filters can usually prevent young children from accidentally stumbling on troubling or inappropriate material, but they are less effective at keeping older kids and teens from deliberately visiting blocked sites ...

Data Refute President's Linkage Between Violent Videogames & Mass Shootings

Data Refute President’s Linkage Between Violent Videogames & Mass Shootings

In his address to the nation following a weekend of two mass shootings, President Trump made a reference to violent video games, suggesting that these games may have something to ...
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Overall Increase in Cyberbullying -- Girls 3 Times More Likely To Be Cyberbullied Than Boys

Overall Increase in Cyberbullying — Girls 3 Times More Likely To Be Cyberbullied Than Boys

The National Center for Educational Statistics is out with its 2016 to 2017 report on bullying at school. Overall, the bullying rate hasn’t changed much from 2014 to 2015 ...
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FaceApp Requires Caution, Not Fear

FaceApp Requires Caution, Not Fear

There are four lessons when it comes to FaceApp. Read on for advice about staying safe on the popular app ...
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old telephone

FCC Allows Phone Companies to Block Robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to allow phone companies to block unwanted robocalls. Companies will now be allowed to block these calls by default ...
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YouTube

YouTube Cutting Hateful and Extremist Videos

YouTube is pulling the plug on thousands of videos that promote bigoted views, including "videos that promote or glorify Nazi ideology, which is inherently discriminatory," ...
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Safety and Privacy of Smart Displays and Speakers at Home and in the Classroom

Safety and Privacy of Smart Displays and Speakers at Home and in the Classroom

We discuss our use of the Facebook Portal as well as other smart displays and speakers that they have tested. There are privacy and safety implications, but they can be ...
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No Hatred

Despite Free-Speech Concerns, Banning Hate a Good Thing

by Larry Magid There was big news from Paris this week where 18 countries and numerous companies, including Facebook, Google, Amazdivon and Twitter, signed the Christchurch Call, pledging to work ...
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finding balance

Balancing Tech and Low-Tech During Kids’ Summer Break

Summer is almost here, which means that kids will be out of school. While that means that they do have more time to use their devices, it's also time for ...
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Helping Kids Survive Bullying and Other Trauma

Helping Kids Survive Bullying and Other Trauma

ConnectSafley CEO Larry Magid and K-12 Education Director Kerry Gallagher talk about how adults can support youth who have been affected by bullying. Why do some kids have a horrible ...
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