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  1. Survey finds parents mostly OK with kids’ use of tech - A survey released today by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), found that “93% of parents feel that their child is at least somewhat safe when he or she is online,” while only 37% say their child is “very safe.” … Continue reading
  2. Time to redefine and de-silo online safety efforts - I’m in Washington DC to attend the Family Online Safety Institute’s (FOSI) annual conference that gets underway on Wednesday. This year’s theme is Redefining Internet Safety, and while I don’t yet know how others will redefine it, I do know … Continue reading
  3. Media guidelines for reporting on youth risk surveys - There is an old saying that figures don’t lie but liars figure. That’s a good thing to keep in mind when examining how some companies market the results of surveys. OK, perhaps lying is too strong a term, but I’ve … Continue reading
  4. Digital citizenship applies to adults as well as youth: Conversation with Rebecca Randall of Common Sense Media - Much of the focus around this week’s celebration of Digital Citizenship Week centers around children and teens. But, guess what? Adults are citizens too and need to be included in the conversation. I thought about this when I was speaking … Continue reading
  5. Digital Citizenship Week is a time to recognize youth rights - As we celebrate digital citizenship week, there will be a lot of discussion about good online behavior, including treating others with respect. And that’s certainly a very important part of what it means to be a good citizen, whether “digital” … Continue reading
  6. Larry Magid speaks with Mike Ribble about the meaning of ‘digital citizenship’ - Lots of people love to use the term “digital citizenship,” and while Mike Ribble doesn’t claim to have coined the term, he is often closely associated with it. Digital Citizenship in Schools (now in its second edition) was not only the … Continue reading
  7. Digital Trust Foundation seeking proposals regarding online privacy, safety and security - A new foundation, born out of a lawsuit regarding Facebook’s Beacon project, is giving away more than $6 million “to fund projects and initiatives that promote the cause of online privacy, safety, and security.” It seems like an eternity ago, … Continue reading
  8. Why cybersecurity is patriotic and humanistic - I’d like to add National Cyber Security Awareness Month to the 4th of July, Memorial Day and Veterans Day as yet another patriotic holiday. And while we’re at it, let’s make it a global celebration. That’s because protecting your own devices and accounts … Continue reading
  9. RESPECT: Makes young people safer online - The conversation around Internet safety has moved a long way since the 1990s when it focused mostly on porn and predators and we’ve even evolved since 2009 when ConnectSafely published Online Safety 3.0: Empowering and Protecting Youth. Along with colleagues, I’ve … Continue reading
  10. UN bringing child rights into the digital age - By Larry Magid In 1989 the United Nations passed an important human rights treaty. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was ratified by all countries in the world except Somalia, Southern Sudan and — believe it or not — the … Continue reading

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