How We Got Here

How We Got Here

by Larry MagidThis post first appeared in the Mercury News Because they’ve been written about extensively, there’s no need for me to repeat how the internet – Facebook, Twitter and ...

teaching kids about social media

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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Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis

ConnectSafely’s Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher interview Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis Podcast (Audio only)Listen to "Antigone Davis Facebook's Head of Global Safety on Facebook's response to Covid-19" ...
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TikTok Adds Parental Controls and Disables Direct Messaging for Users Under 16

TikTok Adds Parental Controls and Disables Direct Messaging for Users Under 16

TikTok, the popular app that allows users to share short (typically 15 second) videos announced Family Pairing to give parents greater control over their teen's safety setting ...
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Combating Domestic Violence While Sheltering at Home

Combating Domestic Violence While Sheltering at Home

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with Rachel Gibson of the National Network to End Domestic Violence about how sheltering at home can affect domestic violence survivors and what survivors ...
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Resources for Coping, Learning, and Shopping While Stuck Home

Resources for Coping, Learning, and Shopping While Stuck Home

There is never a good time for a pandemic, but the silver lining on this very dark cloud is that it’s happening at a time when we have the ability ...
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Tech Tools to Engage your Family in Fun or Educational Activities

There are plenty of tools out there to keep every member of the family engaged during this period when many of us are staying at home. In fact, for some ...
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TikTok to Give Parents More Control Over Teen Accounts

TikTok is adding a Family Safety Mode to give parents more control over their teen's account ...
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AI, Cyberbullying Hot Topics at Safety Conference

I’m on my way to Washington, D.C., for the Family Online Safety Institute’s (FOSI) annual conference. I have attended almost all of these events ...
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