My new air fryer is a security risk

My new air fryer is a security risk

Like a growing number of appliances, the "smart" air fryer I bought can connect to a home Wi-Fi network so that it can be controlled via a smartphone app or by voice through Amazon Alexa or Google Home smart speakers ...

Tips for preventing ‘ransomware’ attacks

A ransomware attack can encrypt data or lock you completely out of your device. It can also be used as a form of blackmail or extortion if the hacker finds something that they think may embarrass or incriminate you. Although victims are often large companies or public agencies, it can affect small businesses or people at home ...

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 ...

New Research & Resources for Online Wellness

It’s been a big week when it comes to resources for promoting wellness and helping protect children online. with new resources from Google and Instagram and a study from Common Sense Media ...
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.
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 kids about Instagram, plus the latest safety tools parents -
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An Ikea table top and four adjustable legs allows you to tailor the height of your desk

Safe computing includes minding your ergonomics

 I recently set up a new home office, which not only involved countless trips to Ikea, but also having to deal with ergonomics -- something I hadn't thought much about ...
Don’t let stalkers or abusers and creeps track your phone’s location

Don’t let stalkers or abusers and creeps track your phone’s location

Modern cell phones know where you are. This can be a very good thing, but — in the wrong hands — it can also lead to potential abuse ...
For our kids & ourselves: Presence in a digital age

For our kids & ourselves: Presence in a digital age

By Anne Collier Presence has never been harder or more needed – in this age of hyper transparency, connection, opinion and information, all in a media environment that's networked, so ...
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Privacy and security tips for newly-minted college students

This post first appeared on Forbes.com by Larry Magid Congratulations. After a long and sometimes stressful childhood you (or your teen) are ready for college. It's a big step that involves ...
Advice for reducing risk when using mobile phones

Advice for reducing risk when using mobile phones

This article first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News I recently helped write a free online booklet called "A Parents' Guide to Mobile Phones," available at connectsafely.org/mobile, but much ...
Examples of Research-Based Safety Advice

Examples of Research-Based Safety Advice

Parents’ Guides A Parents’ Guide to Facebook A Parents' Guide to Google+ Safety Tips FAQ on Sexting and Sextortion Tips to Prevent Teen Sexting Tips for Smart Videogaming Safety Tips ...
Video & Podcast: Rosalind Wiseman – NY Times Best-Selling Author & Founder of Cultures of Dignity

Video & Podcast: Rosalind Wiseman – NY Times Best-Selling Author & Founder of Cultures of Dignity

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher spoke with NY Times Best-Selling Author & Founder of Cultures of Dignity Rosalind Wiseman about teens, parents, social media, gaming, and education today. The movie ...
Video & Podcast: Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft’s Global Safety Advocate

Video & Podcast: Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft’s Global Safety Advocate

We speak with Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft’s Global Safety Advocate about their research on digital civility as well as the company's campaign to educate parents and youth about online safety during ...
Video + Podcast: Mindy Brooks, Director of User Experience for Google Play and Google’s Kids and Family Initiative

Video + Podcast: Mindy Brooks, Director of User Experience for Google Play and Google’s Kids and Family Initiative

Mindy Brooks, Director of User Experience for Google Play and Google’s Kids and Family Initiative. Interviewed by Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher. Listen to "Mindy Brooks, Director of User Experience ...
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Internet Ethics Amid Covid-19

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with Irina Raicu, Director, Internet Ethics Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics/Santa Clara University, about ethics and Covid-19 contact-tracing apps ...
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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 ...
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