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Social Discovery: What Parents Need to Know

by Larry Magid One of the hottest new trends is social discovery — websites and smartphone apps that help people meet new people. Although there can be some overlap, these services differ from both dating sites like Match.com and traditional … Continue reading Continue reading

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Parents’ Guide to Facebook 2012 Edition Now Available

ConnectSafely.org, the non-profit organization where I serve as co-director along with Anne Collier, has just released A Parents Guide to Facebook (PDF), a free 36-page downloadable guide to help parents and their kids get the most from the world’s largest social networking service. The all-new guide shows how to take advantage of the service’s safety features [...] Continue reading

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Survey: Parents mostly savvy on kids’ Internet use

For many years I have said that the best way to protect children on the Internet is to develop the filter that runs in the computer between their ears and, based on a recent survey commissioned by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), a lot of parents apparently agree. For the most part, parents do [...] Continue reading

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