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About The ConnectSafely Report

 Links and show notes:

Tips for Preventing Ransomware Attacks

Fact-Checking Tools

Spot misinformation online with these tips

Google Fact Check Explorer

ConnectSafely’s Parents and Educators Guide to Media Literacy and Fake News

News Literacy Project

Amazon Kids

ConnectSafely’s Parents Guide to Amazon Alexa

Video interview with Catherine Teitelbaum Principal Family Trust, Amazon Kids



Google’s Family portal:

Families.Google website

ConnectSafely post about Families.Google and other resources

Comcast Internet Essentials

Internet Essentials website

Comcast press release

Comcast Internet Essentials research and progress report

Common Sense Media study and Boston Children’s Hospital Digital Wellness Lab

Roblox Quick Guide for Parents

ReThink App

News Literacy Project home page

Protect Against Identity Theft (includes links to FTC resources)

Snapchat reporting

Bills that could prevent social media from preventing cyberbullying and other harms to children and adults

A Comcast survey found that 95% of people underestimate their online risks.

Video interview with Comcast Execu. VP Nopoor Davis

Interview with Comcast Executive VP Nupoor Davis
Comcast Cyber Health Report 

Video interview with Instagram head of safety Vaishnavi J

Online dating safety during pandemic (Post plus video interview with Meet Group co-founder Catherine Connelly)

Good and not-so-good news about digital civility

Safer Internet Day school and family resources

Safer Internet Day Lesson plans and home activities

CyberTipLine to report child abuse images or online child exploitation

Facebook privacy and security settings

Parents’ Guide to Tech for Tots

COVID-19 vaccines offered by email or text? How to identify a phishing scam (from CNET)

Federal Agencies Warn of Emerging Fraud Schemes Related to COVID-19 Vaccines

News Literacy Project

Parents’ and Educator’s Guide to Media Literacy and Fake News

Game console parental controls and privacy
Controlling privacy and kids’ content on smart speakers & displays

Parents’ Guide to Amazon Alexa.

Malicious Chrome & Edge Extensions (from ZDNet)

Three million users installed 28 malicious Chrome or Edge extensions

Holiday Giving

Generosity is Great, But Be Cautious When Giving to Charity

Smart Speakers

Parent’s Guide to Amazon Alexa

Site Notifications

Be Very Sparing in Allowing Site Notifications

How to stop those annoying website notification prompts

Safe Holiday Shopping

Quick Guide to Online Shopping ConnectSafely

Safe Online Holiday Shopping Tips (ConnectSafely)

Other segments

Facebook’s Messenger & Instagram’s Vanishing Messages

Getting Ready for Virtual School (Zoom & other video conferencing services)

Newsguard report: Misinformation about development of a COVID-19 vaccine spreads widely on Facebook

Facebook’s COVID-19 Information Center

Social media conspiracy theories could hurt kids

FIDO Alliance Consumer Information

Tips for Strong, Secure Passwords & other Authentication Tools

Microsoft goal research on digital civility

Parents and Educators Guide to Media Literacy and Fake News (also for general audience)

How your personal data is exploited to win elections and influence policy