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...
Talk About How to Handle Online Bullying Before It Happens

Talk About How to Handle Online Bullying Before It Happens

By Kerry Gallagher The warming temperatures are a signal that the last weeks of the school year are here. This means that our teens are spending more time connecting using their devices. They have big summer plans to make together, and we want that for them! Sometimes...
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...
For Kids, Summertime Doesn’t Have to Mean More Screentime

For Kids, Summertime Doesn’t Have to Mean More Screentime

by Larry Magid Summertime is almost here, which means that kids will soon be out of school, perhaps with plenty of time on their hands. That’s great, but it also means that they’ll have more time to interact with their devices. For some kids, this can be problematic....
Updates on America’s TikTok Use and a Guide For Parents

Updates on America’s TikTok Use and a Guide For Parents

By Kerry Gallagher There is a lot of news about TikTok and the legislation that would require the company to change ownership. The legislation gives TikTok one year to find a U.S. buyer, so the app isn’t going away anytime soon. It’s important to keep ourselves...