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Ep. 15: Safety and Privacy of Smart Displays and Speakers at Home and in the Classroom

ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid and educator and ConnectSafely K-12 Education Director Kerry Gallagher talk about their use of the Facebook Portal as well as other smart displays and speakers. There are privacy and safety implications, but they can be managed.


Ep. 14: 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 fresh air, exercise and—for many—family vacations. In this episode, ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid and ConnectSafely K-12 Education Director Kerry Gallagher talk about how parents can help their kids achieve a balance between tech and low-tech activities during their summer break.


Ep. 13: Helping Kids Survive Bullying and Other Trauma

ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid and ConnectSafely 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 time after being bullied while others are able to bounce back? The answer lies, in part, with resilience, but also on support from adults and other upstanders.


Ep. 12: Online Safety with Donna Rice Hughes

ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid and Donna Rice Hughes discuss on public wi-fi, fake news, and how the incoming administration can approach online safety.


Ep. 11: Women of Color and Tech

Larry speaks with Shireen Mitchell (@DigitalSista) about women of color and tech and as consumers and potential tech workers.


Ep. 10: Online Harassment Research

ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid speaks with Pew Research Center’s Amanda Lenhart about her research that found that 47% of survey respondents experienced online harassment, with some important differences based on gender and sexual orientation.


Ep. 9: Kids’ Privacy and Connected Toys

Jules Polonetsky and Stacy Gray talk about the Future of Privacy Forum’s research into the joys and risks of interactive toys.


Ep. 8: Safe Holiday Shopping

ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid speaks with Paige Hanson of LifeLock about safe holiday shopping and LifeLock’s work with the National PTA’s SmartTalk program.


Ep. 7: A Play that Talks Bullying

More from IBPA: ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid interviews Jennifer Vandermolen about the play, “You Make a Difference: No More Bullying!”


Ep. 6: Digital Safety in Schools

ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid is at International Bullying Prevention Conference where he’s talking with Washington State Schools’ Mike Donlin about school and digital safety. “Things are not as bad as you think. But they’re also not as good as we’d like them to be.”


Ep. 5: Reporting from the International Bullying Prevention Conference

Nicholas Carlisle of NoBully.org talks bullying and more.


Ep. 4: How to Stay Safe on Wi-Fi—Even in Public

Just about everyone uses W-Fi these days, whether at home or on the go. But, says Larry’s guest AVG Technologies’ Senior Security Analyst Tony Anscombe, public Wi-Fi networks can be very insecure, especially if there is any doubt as to whose network you’re on. In this lively conversation, Tony and Larry talk about how to use Wi-Fi safety, how to employ a virtual private network (VPN) for further protection, why your cellular connection is more secure than Wi-Fi and even the dangers of people, literally, looking over your shoulder as you work.


Ep. 3: Why Schools Need to Teach Media Literacy

ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid speaks with Michelle Ciulla Lipkin,  Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education about the need for education, the election and Media Literacy Week.


Ep. 2: How Safe is Electronic Voting?

Larry speaks with computer scientist and Stanford University engineering professor David Dill about the risks of electronic voting machines in use today as well as proposed internet voting election hacking. Dr. Dill is a leading opponent of electronic voting and, as he says in this lively discussion, he worries not only about the possibility of fraud or error but of Americans questioning the validity of our elections.


Ep. 1: Why We Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month

ConnectSafely CEO and CBS News Tech Analyst Larry Magid speaks with Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, about October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month and what people can do to help protect themselves and others online.