Ask Trish: Neurotechnology

“i’ve been reading about brain chips that they can implant in your head and they can achieve super cool things. can u explain?”

Catfishing and Sextortion

A recent article from CNN provides some helpful explanations and tips we should remind ourselves and our teens about catfishing.

Online Safety Tips for School Breaks

Time away from school, whether for a staycation or for some planned travel, is a great time to remind ourselves about steps we should always take to keep ourselves safer when using our devices. Here are some helpful tips.

Parent Guides

Parent’s Guide to Amazon Fire TV

Parent’s Guide to Amazon Fire TV

Download Free Guide (PDF) What is Fire TV, and how much does it cost? Amazon Fire TV is a media player that streams video, music, and games to your TV. It plugs into the HDMI port of your television and turns any modern TV into a smart TV. There are several models,...

Parent’s Guide to Roblox

By Maureen Kochan and Larry Magid, Ed.D. Download Quick Guide (PDF) If your kids love to play online games, one of the names you may be hearing about a lot lately is Roblox. Launched in 2006, Roblox’s popularity among gamers 8-years-old and up has exploded, and it is...

Parent’s and Educator’s Guide to Combatting Hate Speech

By Brittan Heller, JD and Larry Magid, Ed.D. Download Free Guide (PDF) Download Free Quick Guide (PDF) The internet is making it possible for people around the world to communicate with lightning speed and, for the most part, it’s a good thing. Whether it’s keeping up...

Parent’s Guide to Education Technology

  By Kerry Gallagher, J.D., and Larry Magid, Ed.D. Download Guide (PDF)   We all know children use devices like smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, and laptops at school and they also often use a vocabulary full of technology jargon that may seem completely foreign....

Parent’s Guide to Google Family Link

If you’re a parent, chances are that you have a smartphone and maybe a tablet, and it’s equally likely that your child would like one as well. You may be hesitating, because perhaps your child isn’t yet old enough to take full responsibility when it comes to all the...

Wellness and Safety

Configuring your Phone to Enhance Well-Being

Configuring your Phone to Enhance Well-Being

by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News We live in stressful times, and unfortunately, that phone in your pocket or hand can make things worse. But if you're willing to use them, both iPhone and Android phones have tools to help manage your or your...

Quick Guide to Online Safety for Seniors

Download the guide (PDF) The number of online seniors is growing. A 2018 Pew Research Center survey found that 66% of Americans over 65 were internet users. That number is getting bigger all the time, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the...

Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying

Download Guide (PDF) Download Quick Guide (PDF) Bullying is a serious, long-standing social problem that now occurs in digital spaces as well as physical ones. But, contrary to what you might have heard or read, it isn't just a youth problem, it isn't getting worse,...

Parent’s Guide to Google Search

Note: This guide applies only to Google Search and not other search tools. If you or your children are using other sites, please familiarize yourselves with their settings and safety features. Download the Guide (PDF) How Google Search works While performing a basic...


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...

Parenting for a Digital Future

When it comes to understanding how young people and their families are coping with today's technology, there are no better experts than Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross. Both have been researching this subject for years and they have recently...

Media in the Middle Ep. 10: Cancel Culture

Learn how young people feel about cancel culture, a practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures and companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive. ConnectSafely is partnering with My Digital TAT2 for this...


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3. New Gaming Research


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