Ask Trish: Phone Distraction

Ask Trish: Phone Distraction

Hey Trish, I am SO distracted by my phone all the time. What tips do you have for staying focused and away from my phone? ...

Teens Stress Authenticity at First US 'Kids Have Your Say' Meeting

Teens Stress Authenticity at First US ‘Kids Have Your Say’ Meeting

As part of the Kids Have Your Say project, coordinated globally by ConnectSafely, Insight , our U.S. partner, My Digital Tat2 convened a meeting of high school students in East Palo ...
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Dire Warnings About Children Dying Because of Apps and Games are a Form of ‘Juvenoia’

We can educate children and families about the dangers that surely exist in the Internet world, without having to exaggerate the nature of the danger and the degree to which ...
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How to Avoid Succumbing to Fake Websites — Political or Otherwise

Microsoft’s revelation that websites controlled by a group with ties to the Russian government is not only a warning to political operatives from both parties, but to everyone ...
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Top 5 Questions about Creativity & Copyright

Top 5 Questions about Creativity & Copyright

1. What’s protected by copyright and what isn’t? The U.S. Copyright Office says that copyright “protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, ...
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App Motivates Kids to Move

App Motivates Kids to Move

A new smartphone app, Goya-Move is “designed to get children off their mobile devices and moving again.” ...
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Survey Shows Adults Lack Trust in Social Media

It’s been obvious for awhile that we’re starting to experience a tech backlash, with an increasing number of people expressing skepticism over whether our devices and social media are doing ...
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The Good and Bad of Location Sharing

Two recent news stories about cell phone location services recently caught my eye. One was a positive development and the other quite negative, until it was at least partially fixed ...
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New iOS Lets Users Set Limits for Kids and Adults

By Larry Magid As the founder of SafeKids.com and co-founder of ConnectSafely.org, I’ve written volumes about parental controls that help parents limit what their kids can do online or with ...
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Facebook Slips, Snapchat Grows Among Teens — Nearly Half Online “Almost Constantly”

A new survey from Pew Research found that Snapchat is now the social media app that teens use most often, followed closely by YouTube ...
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