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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.

Ask Trish: How To Be An Upstander

Ask Trish: How To Be An Upstander

Dear Trish: You often say that we should be Upstanders to hate. But how can I actually do that, particularly when the “cyberbullies” are your friend? ...

Ask Trish: Don’t Fight It Out Online

If someone says something rude to me online is it okay to say something rude back? At that point I’m just standing up for myself, right? ...

Smart Glasses are Yet Another Privacy Challenge

Smart glasses are here to stay. What you should know about the implications for your privacy ...

Family Guide to 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 ...
Senior's Guide to TikTok

Senior’s Guide to TikTok

Seniors like TikTok for some of the same reasons as teens. It’s fun and entertaining and — if you choose to post videos — it’s an easy way to express yourself and build a community. What you need to know to get started on the popular app.
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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The Educator’s Guide to Creativity & Copyright

What you need to know about the complicated areas of copyright, fair use, and open access creative works (such as Creative Commons or public domain) ...
The Parent's Guide to Kik

The Parent’s Guide to Kik

DownloadFull Guide (PDF) 5 Questions (PDF)   Jump to Top 5 Questions Parents Ask About Kik Kik is a community chat app that allows users to connect with brands or ...
Parent's Guide to Google Family Link

Parent’s Guide to Google Family Link

If you’re a parent, chances are that you have a smartphone and maybe a tablet, and it’s equally likely that your child would like one as well. You may be ...
The Parent's Guide to Student Data Privacy

The Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy

Schools have always held a wide range of data about our children and families: Name, address, names of parents or guardians, date of birth ...
A Parent's Guide to Mobile Phones

A Parent’s Guide to Mobile Phones

It seems just about everybody has a mobile phone now, including more than three-quarters of U.S. teens and a rapidly growing number of younger kids ...
online safety

Online Safety Tips

The vast majority of us use the internet to socialize, work, learn, and play. But widespread use doesn't necessarily mean widespread understanding. The good news is there are easy ways to ...
phone safety

Tips for Safe and Civil Use of Anonymous Apps

A growing number of apps allow people to post anonymously. There are some very positive aspects to anonymous apps, including the ability to reach out for help and post with ...
Safe holiday online shopping tips

Safe holiday online shopping tips

One of the biggest obstacles to online shopping is the fear of fraud or a security scam and that can be an issue regardless of whether you're shopping from a ...
Tips for Protecting Kids & Teens from Identity Theft

Tips for Protecting Kids & Teens from Identity Theft

You might think that you have to be an adult to be an identity theft victim, but that’s not the case. Children are also at risk. Learn how to protect ...
Tips for Safe Social Networking for Teens

Tips for Safe Social Networking for Teens

These tips, based on the latest research, will help teens' socializing stay fun and safe. Be your own person. Don't let friends or strangers pressure you to be someone you ...
Social Web Tips for Parents

Social Web Tips for Parents

Be reasonable and try to set reasonable expectations. Pulling the plug on your child’s favorite social site is like pulling the plug on his or her social life. Instead of ...
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Parenting for a Digital Future (Webcast)

When it comes to understanding how young people and their families are coping with today's technology, there are no better experts than Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross. Both have been ...

Teaching Kids Empathy & Kindness with Children’s Author Trudy Ludwig

Children's author Trudy Ludwig's books are not only delightfully written and illustrated but also teach and model empathy, caring and kindness. She joined us on ConnectSafely Live to talk about ...
How Industry - and Parents - Can Protect Young Gamers

How Industry – and Parents – Can Protect Young Gamers

Maria Oliveira Tamellini and Rodrigo Tamellini, founders of GamerSafer, talk to us about preventing crime and toxicity online. GamerSafer develops technologies to help games protect online players and communities ...
Well-Being on Instagram: The Latest Advice

Well-Being on Instagram: The Latest Advice

We had a wide-ranging discussion with Instagram's head of safety, Vaishnavi J, about feeling pressure to present a certain body image on social media, how parents can talk with their ...
DJ & Music Educator Will Magid on Role of Music and the Arts in our Lives and Education

DJ & Music Educator Will Magid on Role of Music and the Arts in our Lives and Education

A conversation and performance with Will Magid, who happens to be Larry's son. Will is a trumpet player, DJ & music producer who has performed all over the world and ...
Protecting Children from Online Sexual Exploitation (Webcast)

Protecting Children from Online Sexual Exploitation (Webcast)

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with WePROTECT Global Alliance’s Ernie Allen about protecting children online. Ernie is also the former CEO of National Center for Missing & Exploited Children ...
teaching kids about social media

How Schools and Parents Can Promote Media Literacy

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, executive director of National Association for Media Literacy Education, speaks with us about why media literacy is more important than ever.
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Why Teens Love TikTok

We spoke with Jeff Collins and Lavanya Mahendran about all things TikTok, including how people are creatively using the service during this period plus TikTok's new safety features.
Tami Bhaumik

What Parents Gain When they Game with their Kids

ConnectSafely’s CEO Larry Magid and Dir. of K-12 Education Kerry Gallagher speak with Roblox’s VP of Marketing and Digital Civility Tami Bhaumik.
Antigone Davis

Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis

ConnectSafely’s Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher interview Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis Podcast (Audio only)Listen to "Antigone Davis Facebook's Head of Global Safety on Facebook's response to Covid-19"
Oded Gal

Podcast: Zoom Chief Privacy Officer Oded Gal

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher interview Zoom Chief Product Officer Oded Gal about how the company is handling its explosive growth
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

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