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Kids Online Safety

YTH Is Getting Teens Interested In Online Safety Through A Video Contest

Trish Kinney | Posted 06.23.2016 | Teen
Trish Kinney

The more teens know about how to protect themselves online, the better. The video contest is a great way for teens to share what they have learned and to have fun watching the ways other teens choose to share their own experiences.

Tips To Keep Tots Safer Online

Amanda Rumore | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Amanda Rumore

We have a responsibility to our young children. They aren't old enough to decide what information and photos they want shared with family and friends. We are creating a digital footprint for our tots that will remain forever, so we must think about their future reputation and overall safety.

3 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked

Adam Levin | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Google is planning to open Gmail and YouTube to kids under the age of 13. While the company will restrict this king's ransom of new clicks to kid-friendly content, hackers could well have a field day.

Should Our Children Be on LinkedIn?

Kim Garst | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media
Kim Garst

I am all for using social media to enhance our children's lives and I love the idea of establishing relationships with colleges early. I am just not convinced this is the right vehicle to do it.

Child Safety in a New World of Global and Forever

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Parents
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

A parent's role in guiding children through the potential risks of online behavior are crucial. Tweens and teens may not realize online posts can be circulated without their knowledge, for all to see.

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Drew Hendricks | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Drew Hendricks

In today's climate of cyber bullying, Internet pornography and identity hacking, it's a parent's rightful duty to worry about their child's safety online. Digital literacy requires a new sort of savviness that isn't necessarily taught in schools.

Elmo Teaching Online Safety? That's Cool!

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 04.17.2013 | Parents
Hemanshu Nigam

Technology solutions offer parents powerful tools to protect children from online risks, but education remains critical in empowering young users to follow safe practices and gain Internet independence.

How To Protect Your Kids From Facebook Sex Offenders

Posted 01.25.2013 | Parents

By: Leslie Meredith Published: 01/24/2013 05:51 PM EST on TechNewsDaily Can sex offenders be barred from Facebook? The jury is still out. A fed...


Jane Buckingham | Posted 08.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

Through the years I've found that trends can come from some unlikely sources. But never was I more surprised than when I discovered my (then) 8-year-old son would turn out to be a technology trendsetter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Online Safety

Larry Magid | Posted 02.17.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid answers questions about Internet safety I've been working in the online safety field since 1993 when I wrote Child Safety on the Informa...

Rise in Social Media Correlates with Safer Experiences for Teens

Larry Magid | Posted 02.14.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Here's a shocker for some. By two important measures, teens are safer online now than they were before the advent of social media. The good news comes at a time when the majority of American youth are using social media, most notably Facebook.

Social Media And Kids: New Web, New Opportunities, New Risks

George Garrick | Posted 12.20.2011 | Parents
George Garrick

We need a new set of parenting best practices to help keep our children safer; teach them when, where, and how to post what kind of information; instruct them when to sense risk or danger; and show them what to do about it.

Kids Can Access Violent, Sex-Filled Online Worlds, FTC Warns

Reuters | Diane Bartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Even a minimally savvy youngster can figure out how to access violent or explicitly sexual content in some virtual or Internet worlds, the Federal Tra...