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Ask Trish: Welcome To The “Ask Trish” Project

Ask Trish: Welcome To The “Ask Trish” Project

Let’s be real: the internet can be so sucky sometimes. From harassing DMs, to the ever-constant pressure to be “perfect,” to passive-aggressive behavior, the digital world can be a lot to face. Ask Trish, our new project, is here to help.

Getting Ready for ‘Virtual School’

Getting Ready for ‘Virtual School’

Fortunately, most families already have a broadband connection and either a computer or tablet, but there is still a digital divide as was evidenced by that now-famous photo of two young girls sitting in a parking lot of a Salinas Taco Bell to access the restaurant’s WiFi because they didn’t have internet at home.

Why it is essential to keep your operating systems up to date

Why it is essential to keep your operating systems up to date

Regardless of what device you're using -- an iPhone or iPad, an Android phone or tablet, a Mac, a Windows PC or even a smart home appliance -- it's important to keep operating systems, apps and browsers updated with the latest security patches ...

Facebook Offers Tools to ‘Slow Down’ Toxic Conversations

Facebook has new tools to help moderate conversations and potential conflict within a group ...

Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying

64% of LGBTQ+ respondents have been harassed online, at disproportionately higher rates of harassment than all other identity groups. Here's how parents, peers and schools can help ...

Apple’s New Anti-Tracking Feature is a Boon to Privacy

The new version of Apple’s iOS operating system for iPhones and iPads has a feature that requires users to opt-in before an app on your device can track you across other apps and websites. ...
Family Guide to Parental Controls

Family Guide to Parental Controls

Download the 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
Family Guide to Messenger by Facebook

Family Guide to Messenger by Facebook

Messenger has several features to put you in control of your privacy, safety and security. Here's what you need to know.
Parent's Guide to Snapchat

Parent’s Guide to Snapchat

Users love that they can share a moment that’s digital footprint-free — they don’t have to think about how their photos, videos or comments make them look to some unknown audience in the future.
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Tips for Smart Videogaming

Tips for Smart Videogaming

More than just fun 'n' games. They can be a social experience – in a single room or over the Internet. For some families, they can be a way to ...
'Soft power' parenting works better

'Soft power' parenting works better

Why an authoritarian style or sudden imposition of parental controls – against sexting or any other troubling new issue – don't work very well in parenting social Web users ...
The Net effect

The Net effect

Parents, teachers, students, if anybody asks, here's why it's so important to think before you post ...
creative things to do with kids

Tech Tools to Engage your Family in Fun or Educational Activities

There are plenty of tools out there to keep every member of the family engaged during this period when many of us are staying at home. In fact, for some ...
family screen time

Parenting and Working While Sheltering at Home

A blog post by Larry Magid and a podcast with Larry and ConnectSafely education director, Kerry Gallagher about working from home while your kids are at home engaged in home-based ...
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