Parent's Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams

Parent’s Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams

The FBI has reported a “huge increase” in sextortion scams targeting teens, especially boys 14 to 17. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself or your teen, and ...

TikTok to Give Parents More Control Over Teen Accounts

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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Research Finds Teens May Not Be Suffering From Too Much Tech use

Research Finds Teens May Not Be Suffering From Too Much Tech use

One of the most important observations of the study is that "Policies restricting adolescents’ access to new technologies ... may be ill advised ...
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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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Parent’s and Educator’s Guide to Combatting Hate Speech

By Brittan Heller, JD and Larry Magid, Ph.D. Download Free Guide (PDF) Download Free Quick Guide (PDF) The internet is making it possible for people around the world to communicate ...
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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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5 Tips for Keeping Your Teen Safe Online this Summer

5 Tips for Keeping Your Teen Safe Online this Summer

By Kerry Gallagher Your teens will probably be around the house and have more downtime this summer than they do during the school year. That means ample opportunities to go ...
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Parent's Guide to Education Technology

Parent’s Guide to Education Technology

  By Kerry Gallagher, J.D., and Larry Magid, Ed.D. Download Guide (PDF)   We all know children use devices like smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, and laptops at school and they also ...
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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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