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 ...

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Parent’s Guide to TikTok

What parents should know about TikTok, the wildly popular app that merges some of teenagers’ favorite things—social media and music—together on a platform where they can have fun creating content ...
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Parent’s Guide to Instagram

Instagram is a social media app used by more than one billion people around the world to share photos, videos and messages ...
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The Parent & Educator Guide to Media Literacy & Fake News

The Parent & Educator Guide to Media Literacy & Fake News

We hear a lot about “fake news,” but that term, which was coined fairly recently, is really a symptom of much larger problems, including the lack of media literacy ...
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Overall Increase in Cyberbullying -- Girls 3 Times More Likely To Be Cyberbullied Than Boys

Overall Increase in Cyberbullying — Girls 3 Times More Likely To Be Cyberbullied Than Boys

The National Center for Educational Statistics is out with its 2016 to 2017 report on bullying at school. Overall, the bullying rate hasn’t changed much from 2014 to 2015 ...
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FaceApp Requires Caution, Not Fear

FaceApp Requires Caution, Not Fear

There are four lessons when it comes to FaceApp. Read on for advice about staying safe on the popular app ...
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YouTube

YouTube Cutting Hateful and Extremist Videos

YouTube is pulling the plug on thousands of videos that promote bigoted views, including "videos that promote or glorify Nazi ideology, which is inherently discriminatory," ...
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Safety and Privacy of Smart Displays and Speakers at Home and in the Classroom

Safety and Privacy of Smart Displays and Speakers at Home and in the Classroom

We discuss our use of the Facebook Portal as well as other smart displays and speakers that they have tested. There are privacy and safety implications, but they can be ...
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No Hatred

Despite Free-Speech Concerns, Banning Hate a Good Thing

by Larry Magid There was big news from Paris this week where 18 countries and numerous companies, including Facebook, Google, Amazdivon and Twitter, signed the Christchurch Call, pledging to work ...
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Helping Kids Survive Bullying and Other Trauma

Helping Kids Survive Bullying and Other Trauma

ConnectSafley CEO Larry Magid and K-12 Education Director Kerry Gallagher talk about how adults can support youth who have been affected by bullying. Why do some kids have a horrible ...
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