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  1. Don’t let stalkers or abusers and creeps track your phone’s location - Modern cell phones know where you are. This can be a very good thing, but — in the wrong hands — it can also lead to potential abuse. As Kaofeng Lee and Erica Olsen point out in the article, Cell Phone Location, Privacy and … Continue reading
  2. Don’t let stalkers or abusers and creeps track your phone’s location - Read the full post at
  3. Let’s stop persecuting ‘Auschwitz selfie girl’ for smiling at a camera - I grew up Jewish so I’m naturally very sensitive to the horrors that took place at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. I’m also very critical of Holocaust deniers and those who would minimize what the Nazis did to Jews, gays and … Continue reading
  4. Privacy and security tips for newly-minted college students - This post first appeared on by Larry Magid Congratulations. After a long and sometimes stressful childhood you (or your teen) are ready for college. It’s a big step that involves a great deal of freedom and independence and an exciting … Continue reading
  5. LG’s new tracking watch for young children - There are lots of apps that can allow a parent to track their child’s phone. Assuming the phone and kid are together and the phone is turned on and in range, you can also use those apps to track your kid. … Continue reading
  6. The ‘real world’ is a lot more dangerous than cyberspace - by Larry Magid This post first appeared on The media is full of horror stories about online dangers, but — in all but a few categories — offline risk dwarfs its online equivalent. Stranger danger vs. trusted adults Let’s start with … Continue reading
  7. Why I don’t want to hear about any new parental control products - It’s hard to get through a week without hearing about a new product designed to protect children online or on mobile devices. Some of these products block content, others give parents some control over who their kids can communicate with … Continue reading
  8. PTA panel tackles digital citizenship (slideshow) - I was honored to be on a panel at the National PTA Conference in Austin, Texas focusing on digital citizenship (scroll down for a description and list of fellow panelists). Panelists explored both the meaning of digital citizenship and strategies for … Continue reading
  9. Aspen task force would take learning ‘back to the future’ - This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News The Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet released an outstanding report whose title, “Learner at the Center of a Networked World,” suggests a radical rethinking of how we … Continue reading
  10. Parents have a lot to learn about mobile safety, privacy and security: from their kids - After spending a lot of time writing and editing our new free booklet, A Parents’ Guide to Mobile Phones, my colleagues and I came to the realization that parents do have a lot to learn — from their own kids. Sure, … Continue reading

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