New blog up on Good Digital Parenting! Tips for coming to terms with today's tech-savvy kids and helping them have the most positive online experience they can.
New blog up on Good Digital Parenting Tips for coming to terms

6 Tips on Helping Your Kids Use the Internet Optimally

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In the wake of tragic events, it's even more important to check in with children as they may see news and media coverage online that upsets them.

Resources like these from NSPCC are available to help start these conversations if you feel your child is anxious or worried.
In the wake of tragic events its even more important to check

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Do connected devices and 24/7 accessibility to parents stop kids from building resiliency? It depends on the scenario.

"Give teenagers a window to figure out how to handle the situation without your input. See how they do, and use mistakes as teachable moments."
Do connected devices and 247 accessibility to parents stop kids from building

The Value of Digital Busy Signals

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"One thing we can do is to increase awareness of kindness movements. There are many kids using social media for kindness, to spread positive messages, where they are not just consumers but creators too, using technology for good.”
One thing we can do is to increase awareness of kindness movements

Don’t ban kids from devices, says cyberbullying expert

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Top tips from our friends at Crisp Thinking to avoid being scammed on social media. Stay safe!
Top tips from our friends at Crisp Thinking to avoid being scammed

14 million new fraudulent social media scams posted a day

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"Screen time is not created equal, but varies enormously by the context of how it is used, the content that is engaged, and the connections it fosters. Helping parents keep sight of this, and helping them balance between their hopes and their fears, is what really matters."
Screen time is not created equal but varies enormously by the context

Screen Time for Kids: Getting the Balance Right - DML Central

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"Overseas hackers aren’t the only perpetrators of cyberattacks. The criminal could be an estranged spouse or former friend."

An important reminder that the same vigilance we practice to protect ourselves offline in personal relationships should apply online as well. Thanks to Symantec, LifeLock and National Organization for Victim Assistance for this important work.
Overseas hackers arent the only perpetrators of cyberattacks The criminal could be

Symantec and Lifelock's Shared Vision of Support for Online Safety Education

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Want to keep your Internet browsing or social media activity to yourself? There may be a few more steps than you think to ensuring privacy.
Want to keep your Internet browsing or social media activity to yourself

5 Important Safety Tips for Internet Privacy

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"Lawmakers unanimously passed the bill which makes it illegal to post insults or defamatory messages against a minor online, to blackmail them on the internet or steal their identities."
Lawmakers unanimously passed the bill which makes it illegal to post insults

Italy unanimously passes anti-cyberbullying law

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"When children use their apps, companies assume that a responsible adult has agreed to the terms and conditions. Parents are expected to be gatekeepers, boundary setters, and supervisors."
When children use their apps companies assume that a responsible adult has

How and why is children’s digital data being harvested?

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A lot of valuable learning comes from peer to peer shared experiences, but nothing replaces the guidance of a parent or other trusted adult.
A lot of valuable learning comes from peer to peer shared experiences

Your Teen Has a Smartphone. Now What?

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Great to see research that includes feedback from parents as well as children themselves!
Great to see research that includes feedback from parents as well as children themselves

Augmented reality apps: value beyond the hype?

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"Helpfully, recent research calls into question the utility of snooping and suggests better approaches for parents who are concerned that something might be amiss."
Helpfully recent research calls into question the utility of snooping and suggests

Is Snooping on Teenagers Ever O.K.?

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Mental health tools are on the rise in the world of social media. This #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, make sure you're taking advantage of the ways that your digital life can include positivity and support. #ThrivingNotSurviving
Mental health tools are on the rise in the world of social

Social Media’s Emerging Tools for Mental Health - Crixeo

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We see a lot of news about the need to moderate online content. How often do we think about the people doing it?
We see a lot of news about the need to moderate online

This is the brutal cost of keeping the internet less terrible

mashable.com
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How can we help children to be critical, but not jaded, consumers of the media they encounter?

ConnectSafely is tackling #MediaLiteracy and #FakeNews in this new guide for parents and educators by Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher.
How can we help children to be critical but not jaded consumers

Parent & Educator Guide to Media Literacy & Fake News

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For teens, social media can feel all-encompassing - but the Internet is also a great place to find your crowd. This is why balance is key!

Our friends at SWGfL are covering technology's role in mental health in their latest e-zine for Mental Health Awareness Week. Take a look! #hereforyou
For teens social media can feel allencompassing but the Internet is also

SWGfL Magazine - News, Advice, and Tips for Educators

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It's finals crunch-time! The beginning and end of the school year are great times to talk to your kids about #cyberethics. Here are three steps to start the conversation.
Its finals crunchtime The beginning and end of the school year are

Talking Plagiarism in 3 Steps

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"The joint inquiry by the Commons health and education committees said schools needed to do more to keep up with changing technology, and help build digital resilience in young people."
The joint inquiry by the Commons health and education committees said schools

Schools should teach pupils how to use Snapchat and Facebook

telegraph.co.uk
What do you do when other people’s rules for their kids are different, especially when your kids and their kids are playing on the same digital playground?
What do you do when other peoples rules for their kids are

Perspective | What to do when other parents have different technology rules

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