Social Media and Youth Mental Health — It’s Nuanced

Social Media and Youth Mental Health — It’s Nuanced

By Nathan Davies, ConnectSafely Research Associate The past 14 years have seen a sharp increase in mental illness, self-harm, and suicide among young people in the United States, particularly among teenage girls. The Centers for Disease Control found that for children...
Podcast: Detecting Disinformation and Spin

Podcast: Detecting Disinformation and Spin

Today Larry talks to Peter Adams, Senior Vice President of Research and Design for the News Literacy Project. They discuss the upcoming election, mis- and disinformation, as well as some surprising information on how media literacy is taught in classrooms. You can...
Generative AI for Families (Video)

Generative AI for Families (Video)

Curious about generative AI’s role in our future? Our latest video provides a balanced view, helping you understand the potential risks and benefits of this rapidly evolving...
How to Avoid or Recover from a Ransomware Attack

How to Avoid or Recover from a Ransomware Attack

by Larry Magid Ransomware is one of numerous online crimes designed to separate people, businesses and government agencies from their money. The crime typically involves a person or an organized crime group encrypting your data and demanding a ransom payment to unlock...
Podcast: How to Dodge Techno and Moral Panics

Podcast: How to Dodge Techno and Moral Panics

In this second episode with Jeff Jarvis, Larry and Jeff discuss regulation, encryption, the dangers of techno-moral panics, and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which has been quite controversial in the United States. Find out more in this follow-up with...