Subscribe to RSS Feed

About The ConnectSafely Report

The one-minute ConnectSafely Report is hosted by ConnectSafely CEO and former CBS News technology analyst Larry Magid and features safety, security, and online information experts, including ConnectSafely’s education director Kerry Gallagher. Subjects include remote learning, cyberbullying, online security, misinformation, inappropriate content, alleged bias in social media, and more. The segment airs twice-weekly on CBS News Radio affiliates and is distributed on Newsfeed. It’s also syndicated to podcasting networks and heard on the CBS News Radio app. CBS Affiliates click here for Newsfeed instructions.

Links and show notes:

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