Links & Show Notes

Shows from 12/8/2022

Announcing Safer Internet Day 2023 Grants – ConnectSafely

Sharing your legacy and animating your ancestors – ConnectSafely

Shows from 11/24/2022 (Amazon Scam and Screen time)

FOSI 2022 – Modern Family: Today’s Parents on Navigating Kids’ Digital Lives

Caution: Check Amazon Twice | Shelly Palmer

Shows from 11/17/2022

Surveys Shed Light on Teen and Parent Feelings about Social Media – ConnectSafely

Ask Trish: My Facebook Account Was Hacked – ConnectSafely

Shows from 10/27/2022

Chat with Dr. Addas: Learned Helplessness, Data Privacy, and Protection (privacycanada.net)

Twitter Briefly Added Gray Check Marks for Official Accounts. Then Musk ‘Killed It’ – CNET

Shows from 10/27/2022

Quick-Guide to Misinformation & Media Literacy – ConnectSafely

Parent’s & Educator’s Guide to Media Literacy & False Information – ConnectSafely

Parent’s Guide to Meta Quest Pro – ConnectSafely

Metaverse and Virtual Reality Safety Tips for Parents – ConnectSafely

Shows from 10/13/2022

Virtual Reality Safety

Metaverse and Virtual Reality Safety Tips for Parents – ConnectSafely

Parent’s Guide to Meta Virtual Reality Parental Supervision Tools – ConnectSafely

Oculus Safety Center | Oculus

Bullying

Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying – ConnectSafely

Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying – ConnectSafely

Ask Trish: Bullying Prevention Month – ConnectSafely

Shows from 10/6/2022

Musk/Twitter

How Elon Musk might impact Twitter and democracy – LarrysWorld.com

If Musk lifted Twitter’s ban on Trump, there would be ‘a much bigger problem to solve’: analyst (yahoo.com)

Kids Online Safety Act

Sens. Blumenthal and Blackburn unveil the Kids Online Safety Act – The Washington Post

Text – S.3663 – 117th Congress (2021-2022): Kids Online Safety Act | Congress.gov | Library of Congress

The Kids Online Safety Act Is a Heavy-Handed Plan to Force Platforms to Spy on Young People | Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org)

 

Shows from 9/29/2022

Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying – ConnectSafely

Tech Checklist to Prepare for Disasters and Power Failures – ConnectSafely

Shows from 9/22/2022

Windows 11 update has new security & ease-of-use features – ConnectSafely

Hacking gang sends ransom demand to LA school district – The Verge

Tips to prevent ransomware – ConnectSafely

 

Shows from 9/15/22

Ask Trish: Things You Could Do Instead of TikTok Today – ConnectSafely

Getting a call in the event of a power failure – LarrysWorld.com

Shows from 9/8/2022

Apple’s new iPhones and Apple Watches put a big focus on safety (cnbc.com)

Apple Watch Series 8 has a temperature sensor and crash detection | Engadget

Quick-Guide to Misinformation & Media Literacy – ConnectSafely

Parent’s & Educator’s Guide to Media Literacy & False Information – ConnectSafely

News Literacy Project

Shows from 9/1/2022

Why You Should Review Your App Privacy Settings – ConnectSafely

Did You Know You Can Sue Spammers? This Man Got $1,200 Without a Lawyer – CNET

Shows from 8/18/2022

What is encryption and why it’s controversial

iOS 15.6.1—Update Now Warning Issued To All iPhone Users (forbes.com)

Why It Is Essential to Keep your Operating Systems Up to Date – ConnectSafely

 

Shows from 8/11/2022

New ways we’re helping you find high-quality information (blog.google)

Survey says: Large majority think they see misinformation online every week – Poynter

Snapchat Launches Family Center – ConnectSafely

 

Shows from 8/4/2022

How to create a grocery budget | ZDNet

Women more concerned about some uses of AI, including driverless cars, in U.S. | Pew Research Center

Shows from 7/28/2022

New Google Maps Feature Alerts Friends, Family When You Arrive Home Safely – CNET

The default tech settings you should turn off right away – The Seattle Times (this is Brian X. Chen’s NYT column, not behind a paywall)

Shows from 7/22/2022

Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams – ConnectSafely

Parent’s and Educator’s Guide to Combatting Hate Speech

Hate Speech Quick-Guide

 

Shows from 7/14/22

Ask Trish: Navigating Tech Post-Roe – ConnectSafely

Google Says It Will Delete Location Data When Users Visit Abortion Clinics – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

How to Protect, Backup and Find Your Phone – ConnectSafely

Shows from 7/7/2022

Download Informable from The News Literacy Project

Parent’s & Educator’s Guide to Media Literacy & False Information – ConnectSafely

Shows from 6/30/2022

Quick-Guide to Secure Passwords – ConnectSafely

Shows from 6/23/2022

Instagram testing age verification technology – ConnectSafely

Shows from 6/16/2022

Parent’s Guide to TikTok – ConnectSafely

Video: 5 Minutes with TikTok – ConnectSafely

How to Make Google Search Safer or More Precise

Shows from 6/9/2022

Parent’s Guide to TikTok – ConnectSafely

The Race to Hide Your Voice | WIRED

 

Shows from 6/2/2022

The Race to Hide Your Voice (Wired)

Is there a relationship between tech use and gun violence? – ConnectSafely

 

Shows from 5/26/2022

How to delete what Google knows about you – ConnectSafely

Shows from 5/19/2022

Pair of California Bills to Protect Kids Online Show Promise, but there are Concerns – ConnectSafely

FCC Crusade to End Robocalls May Get a New Boost – CNET

Shows from 5/12/22

The ACLU and Clearview AI have reached a settlement to prevent the sale of facial information to most private companies

Google Has New Tool for Requesting Removal of Personal Info

 

Shows from 5/5/22

Musk seems to want to take Twitter back to its not-so-great past – ConnectSafely

How to update Chrome after Google identifies security problems | WGN-TV (wgntv.com)

Shows from 4/28/22

Unused apps can impact smartphone storage, performance and security

Shows from 4/21/22

How we fought Search spam on Google in 2021 (from Google)

This social app prohibits edited photos to encourage users to be more authentic. It’s growing fast (CNN)

BeReal Ambassador program

Download BeReal app on iOS or Android

 

Shows from 4/7

Despite Laws and FCC Rules, Robocalls Remain a Problem – ConnectSafely

Caller ID Spoofing | Federal Communications Commission (fcc.gov)

The Best Ways to Block Robocalls – Consumer Reports

Google pulls Android apps that harvested data from millions of users | Engadget

Google Bans Apps With Hidden Data-Harvesting Software – WSJ (paywall)

 

Shows from 3/24

Metaverse and Virtual Reality Safety Tips for Parents – ConnectSafely

More ConnectSafely resources on metaverse safety

Social Media Can Contribute to Despair about War but also Provide Relief – ConnectSafely

How to Talk with Your Kids About War in Ukraine – ConnectSafely

Shows from 3/10/2022

How to Talk with Your Kids About War in Ukraine

Interview with Dani Coke — designer turned illustrator, social justice advocate and entrepreneur who posts on Instagram

 

Shows from 3/3/2022

Interview with News Literacy Project’s Shaelynn Farnsworth

ConnectSafely Quick-Guide to Misinformation and Media Literacy

Russian Cyberattacks are Possible. Be Prepared But Not Panicked. – ConnectSafely

Tech Checklist to Prepare for Disasters and Power Failures – ConnectSafely

Shows from 2/24/2022

Full video interview with Roblox VP of Digital Civility Tami Bhaumik

Full video interview Dr. Michael, Rich, pediatrician and director of Digital Wellness Lab

Shows from 2/10/2022

TikTok’s Creator Community Director on what makes a good creator

Author Rosalind Wiseman urges parents to be respectful of young people

Shows from 2/4/2022

Link to all the great video content for Safer Internet Day (SID-USA.org)

Shows from 1/28/22

Cyberbullying interview with Sameer Hinduja, co-director of Cyberbullying Research Center

Interview with pediatrician Dr. Michael Rich on digital wellness and screen time

Shows from 1-13-22

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence RULER program

Smartwatches, fitness bands aren’t medical devices but are starting to act like them

Shows from 12/30/21

The top data breaches of 2021 (Security Magazine)

Shows from 12/17/21

Coping with online rumors (blogpost and video)

Family Guide to Parental Controls

Shows from 12/9/21

Technology to help care for elderly loved ones

Shows from 12-02-21

Generosity is Great, But Be Cautious When Giving to Charity – ConnectSafely

Shows from 11-19-21

Physical and Digital Wellness

 

Shows from 11-4-21

Facebook not alone in embrace of ‘metaverse’

Parent’s Guide to Discord

Shows from 10-28-21

How to request removal of images of a child in Google search (from ConnectSafely)

Remove images of minors from Google search results (Google form to fill out)

You can now ask Google to scrub images of minors from its search results (NPR – no paywall)

Giving kids and teens more control over their images in Search (Google blog post)

Five points for anger, one for a ‘like’: How Facebook’s formula fostered rage and misinformation  (Washington Post — possible paywall)

Likes, anger emojis and RSVPs: the math behind Facebook’s News Feed — and how it backfired (CNN — no paywall)

 

Shows from 10-21-21

Tips for avoiding Zoom fatigue

Quick-Guide to cybersecurity

Managing passwords

ConnectSafely security resources

Shows from 10-14-21

Social Media Risks and Solutions Can be Nuanced

Keeping your computer and phone operating systems up-to-date  (links to all major operating systems)

Shows from 10/8/21

Parents’ Guide (and Quick-Guide) to Instagram

NPR: Facebook’s own data is not as conclusive as you think about teens and mental health

Coping with COVID-19: How young people use social media to manage their mental health

New law will make it easier to cancel online subscriptions

Shows from 9/24/21

When you ‘Ask app not to track,’ some iPhone apps keep snooping anyway (Washington Post — paywall)

Popular iPhone apps are using sneaky techniques to identify you even if you say no to tracking (no paywall)

Ask Trish: My Boyfriend is Threatening Revenge Porn

Tips for Dealing with Teen Sexting 

Advice on Sexting, Sextortion and Revenge Porn

Shows from 9/17/21

 

Protecting mental health on Instagram

Ask Trish: How To Be An Upstander

Parents’ Guide to Cyberbullying

ConnectSafely’s Cyberbullying Quick-Guide

Shows from 9/10/21

Guide to Ray-Ban Stories: Bystander Privacy in a World of Wearable Cameras (from ConnectSafely)

Smart glasses are yet another privacy challenge (Mercury News & ConnectSafely)

Privacy features in Apple’s new iOS 15 (Apple)

What’s new in Android Privacy (Google)

Shows from 9/3/21

Apple Watch may get thermometer, blood-pressure measure in future versions (CNET)

Seniors Flocking to TikTok

Apple Plans Blood-Pressure Measure, Wrist Thermometer in Apple Watch (Wall Street Journal — subscription required)

Senior’s Guide to TikTok 

Seniors flocking to TikTok

Shows from 8/19/21

Apple support advice on implants and magnets inside iPhone 12

Twitter subscription service

Twitter unveils subscription offering called “Twitter Blue” (Axios)

Hiding Facebook & Instagram Likes

How to hide Facebook and Instagram Likes (from CNET)

Parents Guide to Instagram

Sharing location on Google Maps

How to share your location on Google Maps (from Google)

ConnectSafely Quick-Guide to Security Passwords

Recycle your phone, not your number (Krebs on Security)

Risk of ransomware to national infrastructure

Tips to prevent ransomware

Apple’s new anti-tracking feature is a boon to privacy

Mindfulness and Meditation

The 21 Best Meditation Podcasts to Listen to Right Now (from Verywellmind)

20 Best Mindfulness Meditation Podcasts of 2020 (from PositivePsychology)

Google search results for mindfulness apps

My Air Fryer is a Security Risk: Protecting your home devices

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