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ConnectSafely
Feb 02, 2023

Safer Internet Day a Great Time to Review Online Safety
Feb. 7 is Safer Internet Day, when people all over the world will pause to think and talk about how to make the internet a safer and better place for their families, communities, workplaces and schools

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ConnectSafely
Jan 31, 2023

Ask Trish: Social Media Impersonation
Trish, Someone is trying to impersonate me on social media! I'm so annoyed and scared because I don't know who this person is and they're contacting my friends. What should I do?!

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ConnectSafely
Jan 24, 2023

How to Observe Safer Internet Day at Home, School and Work
Learn how to celebrate Safer Internet Day in your home, school or business with our free resources.

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ConnectSafely
Jan 24, 2023

How to observe Safer Internet Day at School, Home and Work
Everyone has a vested interest in keeping the internet as safe as possible, which is why more than 100 countries recognize Safer Internet Day — an annual celebration which takes place, this year, on February 7th. ConnectSafely coordinates Safer Internet Day in the United States and, this year, will host a live virtual event  for […]

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ConnectSafely
Jan 23, 2023

Ask Trish: Live Streaming
Trish, how can I have a fun and safe livestream on Insta or YouTube?

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ConnectSafely
Jan 17, 2023

Quick-Guide to Teen Sexting
Research shows most teens don't engage in sexting. And most of those who do experience no negative consequences.

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ConnectSafely
Jan 17, 2023

Ask Trish: All About ChatGPT
Hey Trish, Everyone is talking about something called ChatGPT. What is it? Is it good or bad? Hi there, and welcome back to Ask Trish! I hope you're all having a good week and that the start of 2023 is treating you well. To this week's "questioner," thank you so much for your fantastic question. […]

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ConnectSafely
Jan 12, 2023

Now is Good Time to Update Apps and OS
If you're using a computer with a very old operating system or even a recent version that's in need of an update, you're taking an unnecessary risk. The same goes for internet browsers and, for that matter, all your PC software and mobile apps.

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ConnectSafely
Jan 11, 2023

ConnectSafely Impact Report 2022
Click here for ConnectSafely's Impact Report 2022 (PDF)  

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ConnectSafely
Jan 10, 2023

Educators — Create a Safer Internet Day program for your school
Educators throughout the United States are invited to create your own Safer Internet Day program for use in your community during the second week of February. Safer Internet Day is February 7th but your program can run any days that week. Safer Internet Day is a global event, celebreated in more than 100 countries across […]

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ConnectSafely
Jan 10, 2023

Ask Trish: Digital Resolutions
As I started to think about how I wanted to start off Ask Trish's content in the New Year, I realized that there was likely no better topic than digital resolutions, and in particular, my digital resolution for 2023.

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ConnectSafely
Jan 04, 2023

Parent's Guide to Google Search
For families, the most important Google feature is "SafeSearch," which limits the type of content your children can find using Google.

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ConnectSafely
Dec 29, 2022

Looking back on 2022 and ahead to 2023
by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News This year wasn't a good year for tech, but it was a momentous one. The tech-heavy Nasdaq, as of Wednesday, declined about 31% for the year, with Meta losing 65% of its value. Tesla was also a big loser, but even Apple and Google […]

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ConnectSafely
Dec 22, 2022

FBI Issues Warning About Sextortion After Arrest in Teen Death
by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) issued a joint national public safety alert on financial sextortion schemes. That same day, Jonathan Kassi, 25, was arraigned for being part of an extortion scam that […]

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ConnectSafely
Dec 19, 2022

Protected: Parent's Guide to Google Search
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ConnectSafely
Dec 15, 2022

Parent's Guide to Twitch
You may not have heard of Twitch but your teen probably has. Here's what you need to know about the popular live-streaming platform and how you can help your teen use it safely.

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ConnectSafely
Dec 15, 2022

Speaking about VR safety, in VR
by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News I'm writing from Washington, D.C.,  where I gave two speeches on Tuesday. One was at an event center downtown, and the other in AltSpaceVR. That second venue isn't a physical place, but a virtual one that bills itself as "the leading platform for live, […]

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ConnectSafely
Dec 13, 2022

Speaking about VR Safety — in VR
I'm writing from Washington DC  where I gave two speeches on Tuesday. One was at an event center in downtown DC and the other in AltSpaceVR. That second venue isn't a physical place, but a virtual one that bills itself as "the leading platform for live, virtual events, empowering artists, brands, and businesses to easily […]

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ConnectSafely
Dec 13, 2022

Ask Trish: AI-Generated Art
Hey Trish, I keep hearing about AI art but don't know what that means. What exactly is it?

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ConnectSafely
Dec 12, 2022

Protected: Parent's Guide to Twitch
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ConnectSafely
Dec 08, 2022

Sharing your legacy and animating your ancestors
by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News Listen to "Sharing your legacy and animating your ancestors" on Spreaker. Abraham Lincoln died in 1865, but I just created a 15-second video where he comments on today's divided union. The voice may not sound exactly like his, but you can hear him speak […]

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ConnectSafely
Dec 06, 2022

Ask Trish: All I Want for Christmas…Is…Another Device
Trish, I really want an iPad for Christmas, how do I convince my parents?

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ConnectSafely
Dec 01, 2022

What is Catfishing and Why It's Dangerous
The term catfishing was popularized by a 2010 documentary film called Catfish, whose producer was in an online relationship with what he thought was an attractive young woman, only to later find out that person he was communicating with what not who she said she was and used another person's photograph to represent herself. 

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ConnectSafely
Nov 30, 2022

Quick-Guide to Online Dating
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ConnectSafely
Nov 29, 2022

Ask Trish: Online Diet Culture
Hey Trish, do you think what vloggers say they eat in a day is what they actually eat in a day?

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ConnectSafely
Nov 29, 2022

Ask Trisha: Online Diet Culture
Hey Trish, do you think what vloggers say they eat in a day is what they actually eat in a day?

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ConnectSafely
Nov 22, 2022

Safes shopping resources
Quick-Guide to Safe Online Shopping   More safe shopping advice

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ConnectSafely
Nov 22, 2022

Safe Shopping Resources
Quick-Guide to Safe Online Shopping More safe shopping advice

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ConnectSafely
Nov 22, 2022

Shop safely this holiday season
If you're like most people, you're thinking about scooping up some of those bargains we hear about between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. Whether it's black Friday" cybermonday or just a random day in late November of December, there are plenty of retailers and e-tailers trying to tempt us to spend our money […]

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ConnectSafely
Nov 17, 2022

Surveys Shed Light on Teen and Parent Feelings about Social Media
It's relatively rare to get new research on teens, parents and social media but three surveys dropped this week.

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ConnectSafely
Nov 15, 2022

Ask Trish: My Facebook Account Was Hacked
By Trisha Prabhu Hey Trish, What do I do when my Facebook account is hacked? I received an email saying someone changed my password and I'm locked out!!  I have personal photos and videos I don't want the world to see. Hi there, and thank you so much for your important question. First and foremost, […]

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ConnectSafely
Nov 10, 2022

Announcing Safer Internet Day 2023 Grants
ConnectSafely is offering grants of up to $1,000 to help educators and youth-serving community organizations implement a student program or classroom activity for Safer Internet Day.

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ConnectSafely
Nov 08, 2022

Ask Trish: Help, I Feel Like I'm Always on my Phone
Trish, I'm kinda scared because I feel like I'm always on my phone. Am I addicted? What do I do?

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ConnectSafely
Nov 01, 2022

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ConnectSafely
Nov 01, 2022

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Guide to Quest Pro Safe Online Shopping

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ConnectSafely
Oct 25, 2022

Ask Trish: Content Creation Burnout
I'm getting into content creation, and I've been getting some traction on social media, but it's a lot of work and so stressful and is taking the fun out of it. Any tips?

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ConnectSafely
Oct 24, 2022

Social media risks and solutions can be nuanced
By Larry Magid One of my favorite phrases is "it's complicated," because it expresses the fact that many things in life are not as simple as they seem. That's especially true when you need to make an important decision. Should you buy or lease your next car - there are advantages and disadvantages to both […]

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ConnectSafely
Oct 24, 2022

Safety tips for managing online risks
The vast majority of us use the internet to socialize, work, learn, and play. But widespread use doesn't necessarily mean widespread understanding. The good news is there are easy ways to keep your internet use safe and constructive. We've compiled some of our best advice here along with resources for deeper dives.  Though thorough, it's […]

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ConnectSafely
Oct 24, 2022

Online Safety Tips
  The vast majority of us use the internet to socialize, work, learn, and play. But widespread use doesn't necessarily mean widespread understanding. The good news is there are easy ways to keep your internet use safe and constructive. We've compiled some of our best advice here. Interacting with old and new friends Be kind online. […]

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ConnectSafely
Oct 22, 2022

Quick Guide to Teen Sexting for Parents & Teens
PDF for Printing What is sexting? "Sexting" usually refers to the sharing of nude or seminude and sexually provocative photos via mobile phones, but it can happen on other devices and the web. First of all, research shows most teens don't "sext."  And most of those who do experience no negative consequences. But for teens […]

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ConnectSafely
Oct 22, 2022

Device and App Controls
Amazon Kids Parental Controls (Fire tablets and other Amazon devices) Apple: Parental controls for iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) Apple: Screen Time on Mac Google Family Link (Free for Android devices as a download) Microsoft: Controls for Windows 10 & Xbox YouTube Kids, Messenger Kids, TikTok Family Pairing Netflix Amazon Prime Video Amazon Kids Parent Dashboard Hulu Disney HBO Max Apple TV […]

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ConnectSafely
Oct 21, 2022

Parents Guide to Meta Quest Pro (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
This page is under construction with plans to go live on October 25, 2022  

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ConnectSafely
Oct 21, 2022

Protected: Parent's Guide to Meta Quest Pro
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ConnectSafely
Oct 21, 2022

Protected: Parent's Guide to Meta Quest Pro (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
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ConnectSafely
Oct 21, 2022

Parent's Guide to Meta Quest Pro
We hear a lot about virtual reality and the "metaverse," and we're seeing Meta and other tech companies launch new devices that give people access to more immersive experiences. These virtual experiences will ultimately evolve into the metaverse, where people can create avatars that travel between devices to enable virtual, augmented and mixed reality.  Meta, […]

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ConnectSafely
Oct 21, 2022

Online risks and how to manage them
Almost all good things have some risks Using any device that's connected to the internet comes with some risk. But that's true with just about everything that's useful or fun, including bicycles, kitchen knives, cars or just walking down the street. We will never be able to eliminate all risks, but we can manage risk […]

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ConnectSafely
Oct 21, 2022

Online risks and links to resources on how to manage them
Almost all good things have some risks Almost all good things have some risks Using any device that's connected to the internet comes with some risk. But that's true with just about everything that's useful or fun, including bicycles, kitchen knives, cars or just walking down the street. We will never be able to eliminate […]

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ConnectSafely
Oct 21, 2022

Identifying and managing risks of connected technology
Using any device that's connected to the internet comes with some risk. But that's true with just about everything that's useful including bicycles, kitchen knives, cars or just walking down the street.  We will never be able to eliminate all risk, but we can manage risk to greatly reduce the possibility of harm and find […]

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ConnectSafely
Oct 19, 2022

Refining Google search with operators
Refining your search When you do a Google search you get results from all  types of domains including .com, .org, .gov and .edu. Often that works out well since Google does a pretty good job of showing you what it considers relevant results, but sometimes you might want to refine your search. But Search operators can […]

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ConnectSafely
Oct 18, 2022

Ask Trish: Getting Started on Social Media
Hey Trish, I want to create a TikTok but I'm a terrible dancer and worried that people will just laugh at my posts. Should I create one?

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ConnectSafely
Oct 11, 2022

General Safety Advice
WORK IN PROGRESS — This will be updated very soon read reviews about apps use the privacy and safety tools available within that app and to avoid posting personal information, don't engage in inappropriate conversations, don't engage with people who are likely not your age, don't go into experiences within an app that aren't right […]

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ConnectSafely
Oct 11, 2022

Ask Trish: Bullying Prevention Month
In my opinion, the most important actions or moments that come out of Bullying Prevention Month are not the ones splashed across social media or the ones that involve celebrities; they're the ones that involve each and every one you.

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ConnectSafely
Sep 22, 2022

Windows 11 Update Has New Security & Ease-of-Use Features
Ever since I got my first Apple II in 1980, I've marveled how computers and now phones and even some cars get better over time.

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ConnectSafely
Sep 20, 2022

Ask Trish: The Pressure to Post
Hey Trish, Some of my friends post literally all the time. It makes me feel like I should too, especially because I'm not as active on social media. What's the right amount of posting?

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ConnectSafely
Sep 20, 2022

Ask Trish: Pressure to Post
Hey Trish, Some of my friends post literally all the time. It makes me feel like I should too, especially because I'm not as active on social media. What's the right amount of posting?

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ConnectSafely
Sep 13, 2022

Ask Trish: Things You Could Do Instead of TikTok Today
What do u do instead of spending time on your phone?

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ConnectSafely
Sep 06, 2022

Ask Trish: Telling a Parent You're Being Cyberbullied
Research finds that just 10% of young targets choose to report their harassment to an adult, including a parent. Let's change that.

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ConnectSafely
Sep 01, 2022

Why You Should Review Your App Privacy Settings
Chances are you have a lot of apps on your phone, and there's a good chance that there are some you're not using or maybe not even aware of.

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ConnectSafely
Aug 30, 2022

Ask Trish: All About Filters
Trish, do u use filters? I know they're controversial, what are your thoughts on them?

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ConnectSafely
Aug 30, 2022

Ask Trish: Filters
Trish, do u use filters? I know they're controversial, what are your thoughts on them?

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ConnectSafely
Aug 17, 2022

Encryption
What is encryption and why is it controversial Many of today's messaging apps, are encrypted, which means that no one, other than the intended person, can view your messages. Even the company behind the app can't access your messages, so they can't turn them over to authorities, even if given a court order. That might […]

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ConnectSafely
Aug 17, 2022

Encryption links
This page is a work-in-progress. For now, it's just links to articles but will be expanded into a ConnectSafely article about encryption. Encryption What You Need to Know (lifelock.com) What is encryption? | Types of encryption | Cloudflare The Pros and Cons of Data Encryption (spamlaws.com) What concerns do the FBI and the law enforcement […]

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ConnectSafely
Aug 16, 2022

Ask Trish: Follow Requests
I get follow requests from ppl I don't know, or ppl at my school that I haven't really talked to and I never know whether I should accept or not. How do u know who to accept?

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ConnectSafely
Aug 09, 2022

Ask Trish: Cyberbullying Myths
Hey Trish, Sometimes I've heard people say cyberbullying can be good for you by making you less weak. What do u think?

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ConnectSafely
Aug 09, 2022

New Family Center provides gives parents insight into how their kids are using Snapchat
Snapchat is launching Family Center, a tool that allows teens to opt-in so that their parents have insight into how they're using the popular photo and video service and who they're interacting with. It's opt-in on both ends, which means that the teens must agree. Parental involvment and teen privacy What's perhaps most important about […]

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ConnectSafely
Aug 09, 2022

Snapchat Launches Family Center
The new tool allows teens to opt-in so that their parents have insight into how they're using the popular platform.

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ConnectSafely
Aug 02, 2022

Ask Trish: All About Algorithms
Dear Trish, I don't really know exactly what an algorithm is. Also, are they good or bad? I'm so confused.

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ConnectSafely
Jul 28, 2022

Free up storage, save money with Gmail, Google Photos
One thing you can do is go through your inbox to get rid of unneeded messages by clicking on the box (or round icon on a phone) to the left of each message and then deleting all checked messages. These go into a trash folder where they remain for 30 days, though you can manually empty it if you want.

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ConnectSafely
Jul 26, 2022

Ask Trish: Sextortion Facts
Me last week, reading some recently published articles about sextortion, and thinking to myself: "This issue is too important not to discuss with youth, too. They deserve the facts!"

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ConnectSafely
Jul 17, 2022

Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams
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ConnectSafely
Jul 17, 2022

DRAFT: Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams
Place holder Listen to "Joe Laramie on how sextortion is impacting teenagers - especially boys" on Spreaker. PRE-PUBLICATION DRAFT — DO NOT DISTRIBUTE   The FBI has reported a "huge increase" in sextortion scams targeting teens, especially boys 14 to 17. The Cyberbullying Research Center says 5% of teens have been the target of sextortion, […]

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ConnectSafely
Jul 14, 2022

How to Protect, Backup and Find Your Phone
In addition to knowing what to do if your phone is missing, there are things you can do to protect your privacy and security.

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ConnectSafely
Jul 13, 2022

How to backup and restore your devices
Apple Restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a backup - Apple Support How to back up your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - Apple Support iCloud Find My iPhone How To Back Up An iPhone or iPad: Save Photos, Messages & More | Macworld   Android Back up or restore data on your […]

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ConnectSafely
Jul 12, 2022

Ask Trish: Spoken Cyberbullying
Someone on Google Hangouts said a bunch of mean things to me. I was so hurt. What do I do when someone actually says mean things online?

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ConnectSafely
Jul 06, 2022

Ask Trish: Navigating Tech Post-Roe
Me - and so many other women - thinking to myself after the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision: "Is tech safe anymore?"

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ConnectSafely
Jun 28, 2022

Ask Trish: Digital Boundaries
Trish, my friend keeps posting pics of us on her Insta, and I look so bad in all of them. I once asked her to check with me first but she keeps forgetting and I don't want to ask over and over. What do I do?

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ConnectSafely
Jun 23, 2022

Instagram testing age verification technology
Instagram has announced new ways to verify the approximate age of its users, including Face-Based-Age-Prediction (FBAP) technology that can anonymously determine a person's approximate age.: How it works and why it matters

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ConnectSafely
Jun 21, 2022

Finding Positivity Online
Finding Positivity Online By Trisha Prabhu "Trish, how do you find positive things online? Or is it all just doomed to be bad (lol)?" Hi there, and thank you so much for your fantastic and extremely relevant question. Given all of the hate we see online/the general negativity we've come to associate with the digital […]

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ConnectSafely
Jun 21, 2022

Ask Trish: Finding Positivity Online
Trish, how do you find positive things online? Or is it all just doomed to be bad (lol)?

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ConnectSafely
Jun 16, 2022

How to Make Google Search Safer or More Precise
Just about everyone uses Google to search the internet but, what some people may not know, is that Google offers lots of search options, including "SafeSearch," which filters out links to explicit content.

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ConnectSafely
Jun 14, 2022

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?

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ConnectSafely
Jun 14, 2022

Parent's Guide to Meta Virtual Reality Parental Supervision Tools
If Meta's Quest 2 virtual reality (VR) headset has become a go-to gaming and entertainment device in your household, there's a new reason to cheer: Meta has launched VR parental supervision tools.

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ConnectSafely
Jun 09, 2022

Apple's Upcoming Safety Check Quickly Turns Off Location Sharing
Apple, in cooperation with the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Women's Service Network, has developed Safety Check for the next version of iOS - the operating system for iPhones and iPads.

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ConnectSafely
Jun 08, 2022

Protected: June Project
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ConnectSafely
Jun 07, 2022

Ask Trish: Making a Case For - and Actually Being Ready For - Phone Independence
Trish, I feel like my parents always invade my privacy on my phone. I just want space but they don't give it to me! What do I do?

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ConnectSafely
Jun 07, 2022

Ask Trish: Phone Independence
Trish, I feel like my parents always invade my privacy on my phone. I just want space but they don't give it to me! What do I do?

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ConnectSafely
Jun 03, 2022

Quick-Guide to Cybersecurity
Why should we care about security? Insecure devices and accounts can jeopardize your privacy, financial well-being and even personal safety. And it can affect others because insecure devices can spread malicious software to other people's devices via the internet. What are the most important steps to take? Create (and don't share) strong passwords, be careful […]

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ConnectSafely
Jun 03, 2022

Parent's and Educator's Guide to Hate Speech
What is hate speech? Hate speech is more than just harsh words. It can be any form of expression intended to vilify, humiliate, or incite hatred against a group or class of people. It can occur offline or online or both. It can be communicated using words, symbols, images, memes, emojis, and video. In general, […]

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ConnectSafely
Jun 03, 2022

Parent's and Educator's Quick Guide to Hate Speech
What is hate speech? Hate speech is more than just harsh words. It can be any form of expression intended to vilify, humiliate, or incite hatred against a group or class of people. It can occur offline or online or both. It can be communicated using words, symbols, images, memes, emojis, and video. In general, […]

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ConnectSafely
Jun 03, 2022

Parent's and Educator's Quick-Guide to Hate Speech
What is hate speech? Hate speech is more than just harsh words. It can be any form of expression intended to vilify, humiliate, or incite hatred against a group or class of people. It can occur offline or online or both. It can be communicated using words, symbols, images, memes, emojis, and video. In general, […]

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ConnectSafely
Jun 02, 2022

Is there a relationship between tech use and gun violence?
by Larry Magid I was thinking about writing a column about the "tech angle" of the Buffalo shooting but wound up changing subjects at the last minute. Unfortunately, the topic is back in the news because of the horrific slaughter of innocent children in Texas. To be clear, technology isn't to blame for these shootings. […]

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ConnectSafely
May 31, 2022

Exclusive Book Excerpt: ReThink the Internet - A Youth "Survival Guide" to the Internet
Below is an excerpt/sneak peek from my debut book, ReThink the Internet: How To Make The Digital World a Lot Less Sucky! It's a first-of-its-kind, "by-youth, for-youth" guide to help a 3rd-7th grade audience (and their parents, caregivers, and educators) navigate the digital world with confidence.

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ConnectSafely
May 26, 2022

Video: 5 Minutes with TikTok
We spoke with TikTok's head of policy for the Americas, Tracy Elizabeth, about the popular platform and what parents should know to keep their teens safe. Tracy, who's also a developmental psychologist who has studied teens and media, tells us what advice she gives her friends and family, why TikTok has different safety defaults for […]

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ConnectSafely
May 26, 2022

How to delete what Google knows about you
by Larry Magid This post is adapted from one that appeared in the Mercury News Like the weather, a lot of people like to complain about how Google impacts their privacy but, unlike the weather, there are things you can do about it. As a baseline, everyone should know what information Google is collecting about […]

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ConnectSafely
May 24, 2022

Ask Trish: Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to raise awareness about mental health and the challenges millions of Americans - and many more global citizens - face with their mental health.

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ConnectSafely
May 24, 2022

Ask Trish - Mental Health Awareness Month
By Trisha Prabhu Me, thinking to myself early last week: "I can't believe that May is coming to an end soon - and so is Mental Health Awareness Month here in the US. I think the Ask Trish community would really love some tips on how to support mental health on social media!" Hi there, […]

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ConnectSafely
May 23, 2022

Parent's Guide to TikTok
TikTok is an entertainment platform that lets people create and share short videos. People love using the platform's tools, filters, and special effects to combine video, music, and graphics into funny sketches, informational videos, and creative shorts. The app's users often emphasize quirkiness and novelty, and in that respect, TikTok is helping expand the creative […]

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ConnectSafely
May 19, 2022

Pair of California Bills to Protect Kids Online Show Promise, but there are Concerns
California lawmakers are considering a pair of bills to regulate kids' use of online services. The state's tech laws can impact the entire country.

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ConnectSafely
May 18, 2022

Podcast: Interview with California Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks
xx Listen to "Interview with co-sponsor of California Age Appropriate Design Code Act" on Spreaker.

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ConnectSafely
May 18, 2022

Naver Z (ZEPETO) and ConnectSafely Announce New Partnership Building A Safer Metaverse
Today almost half of Gen Z & Millennials say personal safety in the metaverse is a major concern. To address this head on, ConnectSafely and Naver Z Corp, developer of ZEPETO, are announcing a partnership to create a safer metaverse. Through this partnership, Naver Z and ConnectSafely will guide users, youth, educators, parents, and guardians […]

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