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Kids Internet Safety

Play Your Part For Safer Internet Day

Stephen Balkam | Posted 02.08.2016 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

Be the change you want to see in the world - both on and offline. And happy Safer Internet Day!

Nearly Half Of Parents Say They Snoop Through Their Teen's Phone

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.07.2016 | Technology

Untag that sweet bong-rip, Chad: American parents keep close tabs on their kids' digital lives, a new survey finds. Nearly half say they go thro...

People Worry More About Kids Sexting Than Smoking, Survey Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents

Studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.  T...

Utah Mom Finds Stolen Facebook Photos Of Her Kids Promoting Porn Sites

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.05.2015 | Crime

A Utah mom was shocked to find photos of her children “all over at least 11 porn sites” after making a startling discovery on social media last we...

Bianca Bosker

The Internet According To Kids (Warning: Butts Are Involved) | Bianca Bosker | Posted 11.14.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- People who aren’t friends on Facebook with Faye Rogaski de Muyshondt won’t learn much from her profile. They’ll see she appeared on ...

The Secret Life of Snapchat Pictures

Russ Warner | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Russ Warner

Today's generation of app users has been trained to post quickly and disregard the consequences. But beware. You really are what you post.

How To Keep Young Kids Safe Online | Posted 04.20.2013 | Parents

British charity ChildLine is urging that kids as young as 5 be taught Internet safety, telling the BBC that the issue is an "e-safety time bomb" and "one of the biggest child protection issues of our time."

9 Ways Disconnecting Doesn't Make You Any Safer

Adam Levin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

As we begin 2013, it's worth remembering how much is beyond our control. The most fastidious, organized and self-protective among us are vulnerable every minute of every day.

Internet Reflects, Magnifies the Opportunities and Dangers of the Real World

Larry Magid | Posted 04.08.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Despite what some people say, research from the best scholars has found that predators very rarely find victims online. They find them the old fashioned way: in their local communities.

Hollywood and the Internet: Time for the Sequel

Susan Landau | Posted 01.28.2012 | Technology
Susan Landau

With cyber security a national priority, Hollywood would like to make it harder to determine whether a website is legitimate. Yes, you read those words correctly; Hollywood is lobbying for a bill that would derail current efforts to secure the network.

So Many Kid Sites, So Little Time

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 11.01.2011 | Parents
Hemanshu Nigam

Should my kids play games online? Is there a safe place for them to explore the web? How secure are the sites that my kids are visiting? There are so many questions and so many sites.

Digital Citizenship & Media Literacy Beat Tracking Laws and Monitoring

Larry Magid | Posted 10.30.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Regardless of whether you use parental monitoring tools, the most important child protection "software," is not the application running on the device or in the cloud, but the software running on that very adaptive computer between the child's ears.

Cyber-bullying: Are Boys Worse Than Girls?

Daily Mail | Posted 08.31.2011 | Education

Updated: July 2, 2011, 11:24 EST When it comes to cyber-bullying, who is really pushing around whom? Research by Sarah Pedersen of Aberdeen Univ...