ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators, advocates - everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web. The user-driven, all-media, multi-platform, fixed and mobile social Web is a big part of young people's lives, and this is the central space – linked to from social networks across the Web - for learning about safe, civil use of Web 2.0 together. Our forum is also designed to give teens and parents a voice in the public discussion about youth online safety begun back in the '90s. ConnectSafely also has all kinds of social-media safety tips for teens and parents, the latest youth-tech news, and many other resources.
ConnectSafely.org is a project of Tech Parenting Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Palo Alto, Calif., and Salt Lake City, Utah. The forum is co-directed by Larry Magid of SafeKids.com and Anne Collier of NetFamilyNews.org, co-authors of MySpace Unraveled: What It Is and How to Use It Safely. (Peachpit Press, Berkeley, Calif., July 2006).
Articles by Connect Safely
To deal with the serious problem of cyberbullying, schools need to understand that it's not really about technology and...
While documenting a fearful point in media history the Digital Nation's producers offer parents and other mass-media...
As digital technologies increasingly tether kids to the non-stop drama of school life, adults can help them detach and...
Kaiser Family Foundation study has some disturbing findings, but it's important to put the study into a broader...
A new Kaiser Family Foundation study offers insights into young people's extensive and growing media use, but its...
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child needs to embrace children's online lives, and Internet-safety education...
How digital citizenship is protective and relevant to youth – and how to make it even more so. "Digital citizenship"...
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