Ask Trish: Sora

Ask Trish: Sora

Trish, I love your AI posts. I saw OpenAI just released Sora, can you talk about it?

Social Media and Youth Mental Health — It’s Nuanced

Social Media and Youth Mental Health — It’s Nuanced

The past 14 years have seen a sharp increase in mental illness, self-harm, and suicide among young people in the United States. Some have looked to an obvious culprit – technology – as a cause. As both policymakers and parents consider this debate, we outline some opposing views, critically evaluate their arguments and suggest some paths forward.

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.

Social Media and Youth Mental Health — It’s Nuanced

Social Media and Youth Mental Health — It’s Nuanced

The past 14 years have seen a sharp increase in mental illness, self-harm, and suicide among young people in the United States. Some have looked to an obvious culprit – technology – as a cause. As both policymakers and parents consider this debate, we outline some opposing views, critically evaluate their arguments and suggest some paths forward.

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.

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Parent’s Guide to Snapchat

Parent’s Guide to Snapchat

Download Free Guide (PDF) Snapchat is all about fun and spontaneity. By default, the text, photos and videos you share delete automatically after being viewed by the recipient. Users love that they can share a moment that’s digital footprint-free — they don’t have to...

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...

Parent’s Guide to Cybersecurity

Download Free Guide (PDF) Download Free Quick Guide (PDF) Just about everyone is online these days, including the vast majority of teens and a growing number of young children. Whether by using a smartphone, accessing the web, watching a video, texting or playing a...

Wellness and Safety

Ask Trish: Setting a Secure Password

Ask Trish: Setting a Secure Password

By Trisha Prabhu I’m wondering how do u set the best password? Like what to keep in mind?”  Hi there, and welcome back to another week of Ask Trish! I hope you’re all well and having a great April. (For folks in the Northern Hemisphere, wherever you might be, I hope...

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...

Overcoming FOMO

By Kerry Gallagher Worrying about whether we're missing out on new experiences, content, trends and even investments can make us feel like we're falling behind. But we can actually overcome that feeling – FOMO or “Fear of Missing Out” – and be present with what we...

Podcasts

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...

Cybersecurity During COVID-19 (Webcast)

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher spoke with McAfee's Baker Nanduru, who had some excellent advice for all of us who are at a higher security risk due to all the scammers exploiting COVID-19.

Videos

1. Generative AI for Families

2. Smart Digital Parenting: Navigating Screens with Children & Teens

3. Parent’s Guide to ZEPETO World

4. Safer Internet Day & Smart Digital Parenting

5. 4 Minutes with Snapchat: Understanding the New Family Center

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