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ConnectSafely
May 13, 2021

Risk of ransomware to national infrastructure
By Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News The shutdown of Colonial Pipeline, which delivers gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuel to much of the East Coast, is a reminder that essential institutions and the people they serve are vulnerable to potentially devastating cyberattacks. The pipeline, which resumed operations on Wednesday, provides about […]

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ConnectSafely
Apr 29, 2021

Apple's new anti-tracking feature is a boon to privacy
? Apple video explains app tracking transparency by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News The new version of Apple's iOS operating system for iPhones and iPads has a feature that requires users to opt-in before an app on your device can track you across other apps and websites. When you first […]

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ConnectSafely
Apr 22, 2021

My new air fryer is a security risk
Like a growing number of appliances, the "smart" air fryer I bought can connect to a home Wi-Fi network so that it can be controlled via a smartphone app or by voice through Amazon Alexa or Google Home smart speakers.

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ConnectSafely
Apr 15, 2021

Tips for preventing ‘ransomware' attack
by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News A friend called last week in desperation. Her husband responded to a "ransomware" demand that he pay $3,000 to unlock data on his computer that was encrypted by the hacker. He was told to pay in gift cards and, unfortunately, he complied. He was […]

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ConnectSafely
Apr 15, 2021

Tips for preventing ‘ransomware' attacks
by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News A friend called last week in desperation. Her husband responded to a "ransomware" demand that he pay $3,000 to unlock data on his computer that was encrypted by the hacker. He was told to pay in gift cards and, unfortunately, he complied. He was […]

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ConnectSafely
Mar 27, 2021

Tips for Dealing with Teen Sexting
"Sexting" usually refers to the sharing of sexually explicit images via mobile phones, but it can happen on other devices, too. First of all, research shows most teens don't share sexually explicit images. And most of those who do experience no negative consequences. But for teens who do share sexually explicit images, there are both […]

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ConnectSafely
Mar 18, 2021

Parent's Guide to Snapchat
Snapchat is all about fun and spontaneity. By default, the text, photos and videos you send disappear seconds after viewed by the receiver - you get to decide how long your friends get to view them. Users love that they can share a moment that's digital footprint-free - they don't have to think about how […]

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ConnectSafely
Mar 18, 2021

New research & resources for online wellness
It's been a big week when it comes to resources for promoting wellness and helping protect children online. with new resources from Google and Instagram and a study from Common Sense Media.

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ConnectSafely
Mar 18, 2021

Big Week for Kids & Wellness Online
By Larry Magid It's been a big week when it comes to resources for promoting wellness and helping protect children online. Instagram announced that it will now prevent adults from sending messages to people under 18 who don't follow them and will send safety notices encouraging teens to be cautious in conversations with adults they're […]

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ConnectSafely
Mar 18, 2021

A big week for wellness, social media and online safety
It's been a big week when it comes to resources for promoting wellness and helping protect children online. Instagram announced that it will now prevent adults from sending messages to people under 18 who don't follow them and will send safety notices encouraging teens to be cautious in conversations with adults they're already connected to. […]

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ConnectSafely
Mar 15, 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021 Podcasts
  TikTok's top safety executive — having fun and staying safe https://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/43899639/the_law_enforcement_officers_stamping_out_crime_online.mp3 Stamping out online crimes against children https://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/43899639/the_law_enforcement_officers_stamping_out_crime_online.mp3 Talking Amazon Kids https://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/43899629/talking_amazon_kids.mp3 School librarian and activist K.C. Boyd on libraries, pandemic and racial justice movement https://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/43899599/school_librarian_and_activist_k_c_boyd_on_libraries_pandemic_and_racial_justice_movement.mp3 Listen to "Safe dating in the digital age" on Spreaker. Listen to "Safe dating in the digital age" […]

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ConnectSafely
Mar 03, 2021

Protect Against Identify Theft
In 2019, the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Sentinel Network took in a 650,572 identity theft reports which represented 20% of all fraud reports. The agency said that 88% of those were credit card fraud with 29% tax fraud — an important reminder as we approach the April 15th tax filing deadline. There are victims in […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 24, 2021

Family Guide to Parental Controls
What are parental controls and what do they do? There are a variety of control tools and monitoring tools available to parents. Some are software products or mobile apps that you buy or subscribe to. Others are free and some are already present on your phone, tablet or computer operating systems or available from your […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 23, 2021

Iowa bill could prevent social media from preventing cyberbullying and other harms to children
A bill being debated by the Iowa legislature could have the unintended consequence of preventing social media companies from protecting children  as well as adults from cyberbullying, harassments, sexual solicitation, unwanted advertising and other harms. S.F. 402, which is currently before the state Senate, would, among other things "prohibit the state and political subdivisions from […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 23, 2021

Iowa bill could prevent social media from preventing cyberbullying and other harms to children and adults
  A bill being debated by the Iowa legislature could have the unintended consequence of preventing social media companies from protecting children  as well as adults from cyberbullying, harassments, sexual solicitation, unwanted advertising and other harms. S.F. 402, which is currently before the state Senate, would, among other things "prohibit the state and political subdivisions […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 18, 2021

Tips to remember and manage passwords
Passwords are the bane of our existence, and I'm hoping that they will soon go away. Indeed there are already alternatives to having to enter passwords. My bank lets me use my fingerprint to log in on its phone app, but like most biometric methods, there is still a password that you may have to […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 17, 2021

test Draft
  Officially, Safer Internet Day was Tuesday, February 9th, recognized in more than 100 countries around the world.  But, in the U.S., the official Safer Internet Day celebration was online and asynchronous, which means all of the resources, videos and activities remain available. This year's global theme is "Together for a Better Internet," but ConnectSafely […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 15, 2021

Facebook safety chief on policy nuances and user safety tools
As Facebook's head of global safety, Antigone Davis has a tough job. She has to help develop and enforce guidelines that govern how more than 2.4 billion people in world use the company's platforms. And she has to juggle competing demands that don't just include how to balance safety with the company's need to make […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 14, 2021

Insight Videos Safer Internet Day 2021
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ConnectSafely
Feb 14, 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021 Videos
We interviewed leadrs from the worlds of education, technology, nonprofits and law enforcement about a range of urgent issues, including online toxicity, racial justice, free speech, misinformation, how to manage screen time while staying connected during the pandemic and the very real pressure to be "perfect" online. Vaishnavi JInstagram Antigone DavisFacebook Eric HanTikTok Rob NewtonGoogle […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 14, 2021

How Every Day Can Be ‘Safer Internet Day'
  Officially, Safer Internet Day was Tuesday, February 9th, recognized in more than 100 countries around the world.  But, in the U.S., the official Safer Internet Day celebration was online and asynchronous, which means all of the resources, videos and activities remain available. This year's global theme is "Together for a Better Internet," but ConnectSafely […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 14, 2021

How everyday can be ‘Safer Internet Day'
Officially, Safer Internet Day was Tuesday, February 9th, recognized in more than 100 countries around the world.  But, in the U.S., the official Safer Internet Day celebration was online and asynchronous, which means all of the resources, videos and activities remain available. This year's global theme is "Together for a Better Internet," but ConnectSafely took […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 14, 2021

Every Day Can Be ‘Safer Internet Day'
  Officially, Safer Internet Day was Tuesday, February 9th, recognized in more than 100 countries around the world.  But, in the U.S., the official Safer Internet Day celebration was online and asynchronous, which means all of the resources, videos and activities remain available. This year's global theme is "Together for a Better Internet," but ConnectSafely […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 12, 2021

test
this is a test another video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eUn5CpCzCY&feature=emb_logo

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ConnectSafely
Feb 12, 2021

Safe online dating during and after the pandemic
? When it comes to online dating safety there is good advice that's been around for years and new advice based on the pandemic.  And that's why we spoke with Catherine Connelly, co-founder and Senior Vice President Marketing at The Meet Group, which operates several dating sites, including MeetMe, Skout, Tagged, LOVOO and GROWLr. General […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 11, 2021

Rethink finder on how app promotes kindness & decency
by Larry Magid ReThink founder and CEO Trisha Prabhu on what motivated her to create the app Rethink founder Trisha Prabhu is on a mission. The 20-year-old Harvard student who created the first version of the app when she was 13, is out to "to help cultivate the next generation of responsible digital citizens," she […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 11, 2021

Rethink Founder on How App Promotes Kindness & Decency
Rethink founder Trisha Prabhu is on a mission to help cultivate the next generation of responsible digital citizens.

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ConnectSafely
Feb 11, 2021

Good and not-so-good news about digital civility
While adults showed some improvement, teens did significantly better than previous years.

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ConnectSafely
Feb 04, 2021

Parents' Guide to parental controls
What they are and what they do There are a variety of control tools and monitoring tools available to parents. Some are software products or mobile apps that you buy or pay or subscribe to. Others are free and some are already present on your phone, tablet or computer operating systems or available from your […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 03, 2021

Safer Internet 2021 Day Goes Online
Safer Internet Day is a global awareness-raising campaign that started in Europe in 2004 and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries.

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ConnectSafely
Feb 03, 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021 goes online
Last year, on the second Tuesday of February, about 300 mostly high school students gathered at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California to celebrate Safer Internet Day. That night, families from across the Bay Area gathered at TikTok's Bay Area office to learn how seniors, parents, teens and even younger internet users could […]

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ConnectSafely
Feb 03, 2021

Safer Internet Day goes online
Last year, on the second Tuesday of February, about 300 high school and middle school students from across the Bay Area gathered at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. to celebrate Safer Internet Day. That night, families came to TikTok's Bay Area office to learn how seniors, parents, teens and even very young […]

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ConnectSafely
Jan 28, 2021

Guide to Facebook Privacy and Security Settings
It's pretty common for users of Facebook and other social media companies to keep their default settings. But, it's worth exploring what you can do to change those settings, especially when it comes to privacy and security. Facebook offers extensive and highly customizable privacy controls which, among other things, allow to you to determine who […]

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ConnectSafely
Jan 28, 2021

Facebook Privacy and Security Settings
Last week my wife, Patti, received several emails and Facebook messages from friends who said that they had received Facebook friend requests from her. The reason they were concerned is because they were already her Facebook friend so there was no reason for a new request. Others simply accepted that friend request, perhaps thinking they […]

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ConnectSafely
Jan 28, 2021

Battening down your Facebook hatches
Controlling who can see your friends list is only one of many optional privacy settings.

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ConnectSafely
Jan 22, 2021

Managing Tech for Tots
Over the past several years we've seen an explosion in the use of tablets and other devices by children who are barely out of diapers.

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ConnectSafely
Jan 22, 2021

Mangaging Tech for Tots
By Larry Magid Over the past several years we've seen an explosion in the use of tablets and other devices by children who are barely out of diapers. And now, because of the pandemic, tech use among very young children has grown substantially as computers, tablets and phones become the only safe way for some […]

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ConnectSafely
Jan 21, 2021

Join ConnectSafely for Safer Internet Day Feb. 9
You're invited to join us and 100 countries around the world in celebrating Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, Feb. 9. This year, Safer Internet Day in the U.S. focuses on the idea that everyone plays an important role in making the internet better. The theme is "The Internet starts with I" — asking everyone to […]

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ConnectSafely
Jan 14, 2021

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 lesser-known sites like Gab and the now-suspended Parler have contributed to the division, vitriol and violence that has shaken our country. What I want to know […]

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ConnectSafely
Jan 14, 2021

Pew report: 40% of Americans have experienced online harassment and it is getting more severe
by Ed Baig At the risk of belaboring the obvious we live in highly contentious times, and this has been the state of affairs long before the insurrection that (as I write this) will almost certainly result in the second impeachment of President Trump. Social media has had much to do with this reality as […]

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ConnectSafely
Dec 24, 2020

Smart watches monitor your health
by Larry Magid I've long been conscious about health and fitness, but in the midst of a global health crisis, staying healthy has become a bit of an obsession. In many ways, that's a good thing, but thinking about your health can be a double-edged sword if it winds up causing anxiety which, ironically, can […]

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ConnectSafely
Dec 24, 2020

How Smart Watches Monitor Your Health
So, now that I have all this health technology on my wrist and my phone, there's only more thing I need to do and that's to relax and lower my anxiety which, ironically, means spending more time enjoying life and less time looking at the data from the watch I'm wearing.

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ConnectSafely
Dec 22, 2020

Parent's Guide to Tech for Tots
By Kerry Gallagher, JD and Larry Magid Ed.D Sixty-one percent of parents say that parenting is more difficult than it was 20 years ago, with many citing technology as the reason why, according to a 2020 Pew Research Center survey. Teaching even our youngest children how to use devices and interact with digital content in […]

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ConnectSafely
Dec 10, 2020

Misinformation amplified by social media
As Daniel Patrick Moynihan once wrote, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

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ConnectSafely
Dec 03, 2020

Generosity is Great, But Be Cautious When Giving to Charity
"Giving Tuesday," which is now behind us, is really the start of the end-of-the-year holiday giving period. For the remainder of the month, expect to see even more pitches for end-of-the-year donations from charities you have supported in the past and ones that you may not be so familiar with. Charities always seek donations this […]

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ConnectSafely
Dec 03, 2020

Family Guide to Messenger by Facebook
Messenger has several features to put you in control of your privacy, safety and security. Here's what you need to know.

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ConnectSafely
Nov 19, 2020

Google-owned cellular service becomes more family friendly
by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News Google Fi cellular service has been around since 2015, but it just got some new features that make it more family-friendly. Like nearly all cellular carriers, Google Fi has long offered family discounts if you have two or more people sharing an account. But, […]

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ConnectSafely
Nov 13, 2020

Parent's Guide to Amazon Alexa
Coming Soon!

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ConnectSafely
Nov 12, 2020

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 that disappear once they are viewed and the viewer leaves the conversation. MORE ON FORBES.COM Listen to "The ConnectSafely Report with Larry Magid" on Spreaker.

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ConnectSafely
Nov 05, 2020

Keeping Kids Safe on Roblox
If you have children in your life, there is a very good chance they play games on Roblox — a popular gaming platform that allows people to play games that others create or create games for others to play. Think of it as YouTube for video games — most people are there to play, but some use the Roblox platform to create and promote their own

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ConnectSafely
Oct 29, 2020

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 present in one form or another.

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ConnectSafely
Oct 29, 2020

Social Media 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 present in one form or another.

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ConnectSafely
Oct 26, 2020

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 manta I've adopted over the last few months is ‘courage at all times,'" he says. ‘

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ConnectSafely
Oct 22, 2020

New Dangers Facing Kids Online
Our interview with Internet Watch Foundation CEO Susie Hargreaves on rise of ‘self-generated child sex abuse images and videos' and what can be done about it.

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ConnectSafely
Oct 08, 2020

ConnectSafely and The Meet Group to Further Safer Dating Education
Palo Alto, CA and New Hope, PA, October 8, 2020 - ConnectSafely and The Meet Group announced they are collaborating to provide educational resources to help people more safely use online dating services and tools. "ConnectSafely is pleased to be helping The Meet Group assure that people who use its services are doing so as […]

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ConnectSafely
Oct 05, 2020

Are Passwords Really Protecting Us?
We spoke with online security expert Andrew Shikiar of FIDO Alliance about phishing, vishing, social engineering, and what's wrong with passwords. "Simply put, passwords aren't up to the task," Shikiar says. "They're not good for what we're doing today, where everything is online." Hear more from Andrew below.

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ConnectSafely
Oct 05, 2020

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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ConnectSafely
Oct 01, 2020

Social Media Can Lead to Political Extremism
I never thought I would have to say this but- political extremism is expected to have an impact on the upcoming election and - perhaps even scarier - the potential aftermath of the election, should some people decide to take things into their own hands if it doesn't come out as they hope.

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ConnectSafely
Oct 01, 2020

Tips to Help Stop Cyberbullying
Guidance for parents and young people on cyberbullying, including advice for ending (or preventing) the cycle of aggression. For a more comprehensive look, see A Parents' Guide to Cyberbullying.  For kids and teens Know that it's not your fault. What people call "bullying" is sometimes an argument between two people. But if someone is repeatedly […]

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ConnectSafely
Sep 27, 2020

What parents should think about when using or considering parental controls
Filters can usually prevent young children from accidentally stumbling on troubling or inappropriate material, but they are less effective at keeping older kids and teens from deliberately visiting blocked sites.

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ConnectSafely
Sep 27, 2020

What You Should Consider Before Using Parental Controls
Filters can usually prevent young children from accidentally stumbling on troubling or inappropriate material, but they are less effective at keeping older kids and teens from deliberately visiting blocked sites.

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ConnectSafely
Sep 25, 2020

Creating Inclusive Play Spaces
Jill Asher, co-founder of Magical Bridge, talks about creating inclusive playgrounds across the US.

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ConnectSafely
Sep 17, 2020

Bullying: The Latest Research from Microsoft
A new research report from Microsoft found that 40% of teenagers in 32 countries say they've been involved in a bullying incident as the target of the bullying, someone who displayed bullying behaviors or as a bystander.

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ConnectSafely
Sep 17, 2020

How Empathy Helps Kids Succeed
Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All About Me World, explains why empathic kids enjoy better mental health and overall resiliency. The good news is empathy is easy to teach - Michele tells us how.

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ConnectSafely
Sep 11, 2020

Parent's Guide to Roblox
If your kids love to play online games, one of the names you may be hearing about a lot lately is Roblox. Here's what you need to know.

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ConnectSafely
Sep 10, 2020

One person's internet junk is another person's treasure
By Larry Magid 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 say "one person's sewer is another person's rose garden."  What some people consider to be legitimate political opinions, others call hate speech […]

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ConnectSafely
Sep 10, 2020

CBS News Radio to Distribute ConnectSafely Report
(PALO ALTO, CA September 10, 2020) ConnectSafely, the nonprofit internet safety organization and CBS News Radio are launching the ConnectSafely Report, a twice-weekly one-minute radio segment.  ConnectSafely is producing the content, to be distributed by CBS News Radio for affiliates across the country and through all major podcasting services. It can also be found at […]

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ConnectSafely
Sep 09, 2020

Test page
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ConnectSafely
Sep 08, 2020

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 her career working for Microsoft, Twitter and Adobe.

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ConnectSafely
Sep 03, 2020

Getting Ready for ‘Virtual School'
by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News Fortunately, most families already have a broadband connection and either a computer or tablet, but there is still a digital divide as was evidenced by that now-famous photo of two young girls sitting in a parking lot of a Salinas Taco Bell to access the […]

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ConnectSafely
Sep 03, 2020

Parenting for a Digital Future (Webcast)
When it comes to understanding how young people and their families are coping with today's technology, there are no better experts than Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross. Both have been researching this subject for years and they have recently collaborated on an excellent book "Parenting for a Digital Future" based on in-person interviews and surveys of families. Though […]

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ConnectSafely
Sep 03, 2020

Webcast: Parenting for a Digital Future:
When it comes to understanding how young people and their families are coping with today's technology, there are no better experts than Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross. Both have been researching this subject for years and they have recently collaborated on an excellent book "Parenting for a Digital Future" based on in-person interviews and surveys of families. Though […]

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ConnectSafely
Aug 27, 2020

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 her work and her new book The Power of One, which she read aloud. So, take a look and bring your children in when she starts to […]

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ConnectSafely
Aug 26, 2020

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. ConnectSafely is partnering with My Digital TAT2 for this teen-led podcast. The podcast teams explore topics that will help parents gain a deeper understanding of […]

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ConnectSafely
Aug 20, 2020

How Industry - and Parents - Can Protect Young Gamers
Maria Oliveira Tamellini and Rodrigo Tamellini, founders of GamerSafer, talk to us about preventing crime and toxicity online. GamerSafer develops technologies to help games protect online players and communities.

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ConnectSafely
Aug 18, 2020

Upcoming Webcasts 2
Thurs, August 20: Keeping Gamers Safe Maria Oliverira Tamellini and Rodrigo Tamellini of GamerSafer talk to us about preventing crime and toxicity online. Join us on Aug. 20 at 10:00 AM PT on our Facebook page or Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86829390857 Thursday, August 27: Children's Author Trudy Ludwig Trudy reads from her new picture book, THE POWER OF […]

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ConnectSafely
Aug 18, 2020

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 kids about Instagram, plus the latest safety tools parents - and everyone - can employ to maximize their enjoyment and safety on the app.

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ConnectSafely
Aug 18, 2020

Well-Being on Instagram: The Latest Advice for Parents
We had a wide-ranging discussion with Instagram's head of safety Vaishnavi J about people feeling pressure to present a certain body image on social media, how parents can talk with their kids about Instagram, plus the latest safety tools parents and users can employ to maximize their enjoyment - and safety - on the app.

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Aug 13, 2020

DJ & music educator Will Magid on role of music and the arts in our lives and education
A conversation and performance with Will Magid, who happens to be Larry's son. Will is a trumpet player, DJ & music producer who has performed all over the world and on national and international TV, including a song that was used in this year's Porsche Superbowl commercial. We talked about what inspired and inspires him, […]

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Aug 11, 2020

Ernie Allen: Protecting Children from Online Sexual Exploitation (webcast)
Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with WePROTECT Global Alliance's Ernie Allen about protecting children online. Ernie is also the former CEO of National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Audience Qs welcome.

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Aug 11, 2020

Protecting Children from Online Sexual Exploitation (Webcast)
Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with WePROTECT Global Alliance's Ernie Allen about protecting children online. Ernie is also the former CEO of National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Audience Qs welcome.

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Aug 04, 2020

Spirituality, faith & compassion during a time of crisis with Father Robert Ballecer (webcast)
Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with chat Father Robert Ballecer Ballecer a Jesuit priest currently at Jesuit Curia in Rome where he is spearheading an effort to use new media for evangelization. Whatever your beliefs (or not), this is a very worthwhile conversation about compassion, resilience, willingness to change and — yes — faith and politics […]

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Aug 04, 2020

Spirituality, Faith & Compassion During a Time of Crisis with Father Robert Ballecer, aka the "Digital Jesuit" (Webcast)
Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with Father Robert Ballecer, a Jesuit priest currently at Jesuit Curia in Rome where he is spearheading an effort to use new media for evangelization. Whatever your beliefs (or not), this is a very worthwhile conversation about compassion, resilience, willingness to change and — yes — faith and politics Podcast […]

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Jul 30, 2020

Webcast: #ICANHELP Students as part of the solution
We speak with Kim Karr, co-founder of #ICANHELP along with the organizations lead intern, Malorie Bournazian about mental health and digital wellness

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Jul 30, 2020

#ICANHELP: Students as part of the solution (webcast & podcast)
We speak with Kim Karr, co-founder of #ICANHELP, along with the organization's lead intern, Malorie Bournazian, about mental health and digital wellness. Podcast Listen to "#ICANHELP Students as part of the solution" on Spreaker.

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Jul 28, 2020

Cybersecurity During COVID-19 (Webcast)
Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher spoke with McAfee's Baker Nanduru, who had some excellent advice for all of us who are at a higher security risk due to all the scammers exploiting COVID-19.

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Jul 28, 2020

Webcast: Cybersecurity during COVID-19
McAffee's Baker Manduru had some excellent advice for all of us who are at a higher security risk due to all the scammers exploiting COVID-19.

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Jul 23, 2020

Will Gardner: Childnet International
We spoke with Will Gardner, the CEO of Childnet International. Will Gardner, CEO of London-based Childnet International, has been working in online safety for children for 20 years and has a great deal of insight not just about protecting kids but empowering them. This was an upbeat and optimistic conversation about a wide variety of topics ranging from sexting to youth activism. Take a look and listen. Podcast Listen to "Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet International" on Spreaker.

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Jul 23, 2020

Protecting Kids Online (Webcast)
Will Gardner, CEO of London-based Childnet International, has been working in online safety for children for 20 years and has a great deal of insight not just about protecting kids but empowering them. This was an upbeat and optimistic conversation about a wide variety of topics ranging from sexting to youth activism. Take a look and listen. Podcast Listen to "Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet International" on Spreaker.

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Jul 23, 2020

Gmail Anti-Phishing Technology Looks Promising
By Larry Magid Phishing is one of the internet's biggest security risks. That's when a scammer sends you an email that appears to come from a legitimate source, like your bank or a government agency. There's usually a link for you to click that takes you to a website that may look exactly like the real one, but it's designed to trick you into providing information — such as log-in credentials — that can be used for a number of nefarious purposes. Phishing attacks are often part of financial crimes, to get access to your bank accounts, credit cards, or other ways to separate you from your money. But they can also be used to hack an organization or even a political campaign. They are extremely dangerous and far too effective, which is one of the reasons I urge people not to click on links that come via email, especially if they lead to a site that asks you to log-in with confidential credentials. Instead, type in what you know to be the real address of the site and double-check by looking at the address bar to make sure it's the correct URL.  If you bank at Chase, for example, [...]

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Jul 21, 2020

John Carr - UK child safety advocate (webcast)
Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher spoke with UK-based John Carr, Secretary of British Children's Charity Safety Coalition, about child safety online. We also got a British perspective on issues facing both the US and the UK, including Covid-19 and racial justice. Listen to "John Carr — UK perspective on child safety, Covid-19 and more" on Spreaker.

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Jul 14, 2020

Social-Emotional Learning & Mindfulness (Webcast)
We speak with Mia Doces of Committee for Children about social-emotional learning during the pandemic, and how parents and teachers can help children build resilience and strengthen relations during the Covid-19 crisis. Podcast Listen to "Mia Doces VP of Committee for Children" on Spreaker.

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Jul 07, 2020

Vint Cerf, One of the ‘Fathers' of the Internet, Looks Back - And Forward
It was such a pleasure to spend some time with Vint Cerf, widely known as one of the "fathers of the internet." We talked about his bout with Covid-19, his experiences during the very early days of the internet, what he has learned and how he has evolved over issues of permitted speech, safety and other issues. This is a great lesson in both history and where we are going as a species. Vint has never rested on his laurels. He thinks a lot about the future. Take a look and listen and let us know what you think. Podcast Listen to "Vint Cerf — one of the ‘fathers' of the internet" on Spreaker.

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Jul 07, 2020

Vint Cerf: One of the ‘fathers' of the internet
It was such a pleasure to spend some time with Vint Cerf, widely known as one of the "fathers of the internet." We talked about his bout with Covid-19, his experiences during the very early days of the internet, what he has learned and how he has evolved over issues of permitted speech, safety and other issues. This is a great lesson in both history and where we are going as a species. Vint has never rested on his laurels. He thinks a lot about the future. Take a look and listen and let us know what you think. Podcast Listen to "Vint Cerf — one of the ‘fathers' of the internet" on Spreaker.

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Jul 02, 2020

Julie Spira: Dating in the time of Covid-19 and Donald Trump
We spoke with online dating expert Julie Spira about dating during Covid-19 and "dating in the age of Trump." We touched on sexting, teen dating and how to date safely, including when in quarantine Podcast Listen to "Julie Spira: Dating in the age of Covid-19" on Spreaker.

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Jul 02, 2020

Online Dating in the Time of Covid-19 and Trump
We spoke with online dating expert Julie Spira about dating during Covid-19 and "dating in the age of Trump." We touched on sexting, teen dating and how to date safely, including when in quarantine. Podcast Listen to "Julie Spira: Dating in the age of Covid-19" on Spreaker.

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Jul 02, 2020

Dating in the Time of Covid-19 and Trump
We spoke with online dating expert Julie Spira about dating during Covid-19 and "dating in the age of Trump." We touched on sexting, teen dating and how to date safely, including when in quarantine. Podcast Listen to "Julie Spira: Dating in the age of Covid-19" on Spreaker.

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Jul 02, 2020

Facial recognition loses support as bias claims rise
This post first appeared in the Mercury News by Larry Magid Following the lead of San Francisco, Boston and several other cities, Detroit is poised to end a contract with a company that provides facial recognition technology to its police department. And it's not just cities that are backing away from the technology. In the wake of protests for racial justice, IBM, Microsoft and Amazon are now denying police departments access to their facial recognition technology. In June, Robert Williams, who is Black, "was wrongfully arrested because of a false face recognition match," according to a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. The ACLU said that Williams was handcuffed on his front lawn "in front of his wife and two terrified girls, ages two and five," and detained overnight. In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Williams said that police, investigating a crime, "showed me a blurry surveillance camera photo of a black man and asked if it was me. I chuckled a bit. ‘No, that is not me.'" He showed me another photo and said, ‘So I guess this isn't you either?'" I picked up the piece of paper, put it next to my face [...]

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Jun 30, 2020

Katherine Pforzheimer on remote learning bonus concert from Will Magid
This is a very special edition of ConnectSafely Live. To celebrate Larry Magid's birthday, he and Kerry Gallagher were joined by his two adult children, Katherine Magid Pforzheimer and Will Magid. Katherine talked about her work as a kindergarten teacher, how she transitioned to remote learning during the pandemic and her role as the person in charge of remote learning for 1st through 4th graders at Beechwood School in Menlo Park, Calif. Will, who is a world-class musician, played the trumpet and introduced a new as-yet-unreleased song. Podcast Listen to "Katherine Pforzheimer on remote learning bonus concert from Will Magid" on Spreaker.

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Jun 30, 2020

Remote Learning for Young Children Bonus Concert from Will Magid
This is a very special edition of ConnectSafely Live. To celebrate Larry Magid's birthday, he and Kerry Gallagher were joined by his two adult children, Katherine Magid Pforzheimer and Will Magid. Katherine talked about her work as a kindergarten teacher, how she transitioned to remote learning during the pandemic and her role as the person in charge of remote learning for 1st through 4th graders at Beechwood School in Menlo Park, Calif. Will, who is a world-class musician, played the trumpet and introduced a new as-yet-unreleased song. Podcast Listen to "Katherine Pforzheimer on remote learning bonus concert from Will Magid" on Spreaker.

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