Microsoft is working to build a kinder, more empathetic and respectful world with its teen Council for Digital Good!
Microsoft is working to build a kinder more empathetic and respectful world

Meet Microsoft’s inaugural Council for Digital Good - Microsoft on the Issues

blogs.microsoft.com
Registration is now open for FOSI 2017! Be sure to take advantage of our early bird rates. [ Fosi.org Link ]
Registration is now open for FOSI 2017 Be sure to take advantage of our early bird rates

2017 Annual Conference

fosi.org
The debate on legislation versus education when it comes to minors and sexual images continues. Is sexting part of growing up in a digital world, or a criminal offense?
The debate on legislation versus education when it comes to minors and

Teen Sexting: Legislate or Educate?

huffingtonpost.com
In honor of #StandUpToBullying Day, how can we help kids build resilience and appropriately respond to bullying online?
In honor of StandUpToBullying Day how can we help kids build resilience

Responding to Cyberbullying

fosi.org
The justices have ruled that the law was a breach of the First Amendment because "cyberspace" amounts to the "modern public square."
The justices have ruled that the law was a breach of the

Sex offenders cannot be excluded from social media, Supreme Court says

arstechnica.com
Judi Seymour
Gail Winn-Goodwin
"At some point there needs to be trust, for our kids to have their own devices and be independently connected. It does not mean we are no longer responsible, but our role changes to guiding them as and when needed."
At some point there needs to be trust for our kids to

A generation of connected kids

welivesecurity.com
This weekend, Google outlined the steps they are taking to fight online extremism.
This weekend Google outlined the steps they are taking to fight online extremism

Four steps we’re taking today to fight online terror

blog.google
Thanks to tech tools and awareness groups, more students have gone further in higher education.
Thanks to tech tools and awareness groups more students have gone further

Accessible Technology Helps Students with Disabilities Pursue STEM Degrees

edtechmagazine.com
It's #StopCyberbullyingDay! Check out our Cyberbullying Guide to learn more about how to recognize, address, and resolve bullying online.
Its StopCyberbullyingDay Check out our Cyberbullying Guide to learn more about how

Cyberbullying Guide

fosi.org
A very interesting exercise by Mozilla - taking the idea of empowerment and applying it both online and off.

"Learning how to protect yourself from harassers and trolls online is a crucial, albeit deflating, part of existing online; it’s hard to grasp how easily you can become a target until you’ve seen or experienced it firsthand."
A very interesting exercise by Mozilla taking the idea of empowerment and

A case for taking online protection as seriously as physical defense

theverge.com
An online presence is not something that you should be afraid of, and an uplifting atmosphere can be created when you are mindful of what you post.
An online presence is not something that you should be afraid of

Tips to Preserve Your Digital Reputation This Summer

fosi.org
"Proud parents fill social media feeds with pictures and videos of their children's prowess on the sports field or in school plays and concerts, but now they are being asked to be 'good digital citizens.'"
Proud parents fill social media feeds with pictures and videos of their

Social media warning to parents from school

nzherald.co.nz
Melania has relocated to DC, and curiosity has risen again about status of the anti-cyberbullying cause she took up during the campaign. FOSI weighs in along with others on how the First Lady can work with online safety organizations.
Melania has relocated to DC and curiosity has risen again about status

Whatever Happened To Melania Trump's Anti-Bullying Crusade?

thedailybeast.com
Linda Reed-Ware
Today at 3 pm EST/8 pm UK - listen to Stephen Balkam and others discuss online grooming and how social media companies are strategizing to combat the use of platforms by potential predators.
Today at 3 pm EST8 pm UK listen to Stephen Balkam and

Online Grooming, File on 4 - BBC Radio 4

bbc.co.uk
Our friends at The Cybersmile Foundation offer help and support for anyone impacted by cyberbullying and digital abuse. Take a look and share!
Our friends at The Cybersmile Foundation offer help and support for anyone

Social Networks & Apps – Cybersmile

cybersmile.org
Some great tech tools from Scholastic Parents to help keep kids reading over the summer break by combining literacy with problem solving and creativity!
Some great tech tools from Scholastic Parents to help keep kids reading

7 Literacy Apps for Older Readers

scholastic.com
June is the start of summer and happens to be #InternetSafetyMonth! It's a great time to brush up on how you're managing your kids' technology.
June is the start of summer and happens to be InternetSafetyMonth Its

Tips to Help Manage Your Kids’ Video Games and Mobile Apps

fosi.org
What can you do to stay in touch while getting the benefits of a tech-lite summer? Here are a few tips.
What can you do to stay in touch while getting the benefits

How to Stay in Touch With Your Camper This Summer

fosi.org
"Don’t wait for something to happen to bring up sexting. Talk candidly and firmly to your kids about the proper use of their cell phones."
Dont wait for something to happen to bring up sexting Talk candidly

Helping Kids Understand the Foolishness and Consequences of Sexting | McAfee Blogs

securingtomorrow.mcafee.com
To share or not to share - this study by MediaSmarts is a fascinating look at the privacy, etiquette, social rules and context of photos shared in the world of teens online.
To share or not to share this study by MediaSmarts is a

mediasmarts.ca

mediasmarts.ca