Ask Trish: The Pressure to Be Perfect

Ask Trish: The Pressure to Be Perfect

See Trish's TikTok video about the pressure to be perfect on social media. “I sometimes feel like the pressure to be perfect on social media can be so overwhelming. Do ...

Facebook's Messenger & Instagram's Disappearing Act

Facebook’s Messenger & Instagram’s Disappearing Act

Snapchat may have pioneered disappearing posts in social media, but Facebook is adding a disappearing act to messaging. Vanish Mode, for Facebook's Messenger and Instagram, enables users to send messages ...
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Strengthening Resilience During Tough Times

Strengthening Resilience During Tough Times

We spoke with Rabbi Kevin Bemel, a former US Navy chaplain, about resilience, relationships and thriving during difficult times. Bemel hosts "The Way to Wow" on YouTube. "The personal mantra ...
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Online Conspiracy Theories Could Hurt Kids

Online Conspiracy Theories Could Hurt Kids

Conspiracy theories have been circulating on social media and getting ever more convoluted. Facebook, Twitter and other companies have taken some actions to reduce their visibility, but they are still ...
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Do Passwords Really Protect Us?

Do Passwords Really Protect Us?

Online security expert Andrew Shikiar of FIDO Alliance talked to us about phishing, vishing, social engineering, and what's wrong with passwords. "Simply put, passwords aren't up to the task." ...
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One Person's Internet Junk is Another Person's Treasure

One Person’s Internet Junk is Another Person’s Treasure

That expression, “one person’s junk is another person’s treasure” could certainly be applied to the internet. But when it comes to some controversial content, I’d go a step further to ...
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Australia eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant

Australia eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant

We spoke with US-born Julie Inman Grant about her role as Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, the country's national independent regulator for online safety. Julie talked about her unique government role and ...
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Teaching Kids Empathy & Kindness with Children's Author Trudy Ludwig

Teaching Kids Empathy & Kindness with Children’s Author Trudy Ludwig

Children's author Trudy Ludwig's books are not only delightfully written and illustrated but also teach and model empathy, caring and kindness. She joined us on ConnectSafely Live to talk about ...
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Media in the Middle Ep. 10: Cancel Culture

Media in the Middle Ep. 10: Cancel Culture

Learn how young people feel about cancel culture, a practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures and companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive ...
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Well-Being on Instagram: The Latest Advice

Well-Being on Instagram: The Latest Advice

We had a wide-ranging discussion with Instagram's head of safety, Vaishnavi J, about feeling pressure to present a certain body image on social media, how parents can talk with their ...
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