Author Archives: Larry Magid

U.S. Safer Internet Day focuses on potential, positives and problems too

It was a great honor that ConnectSafely.org, the non-profit Internet Safety organization where I serve as co-director, was selected to host the first official U.S. Safer Internet Day.  The day, which has been celebrated in Europe for the past 11 … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day Event — View Live

Event starts at 9:00 AM Eastern February 11, 2014

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Safer Internet Day celebrates the good done online

By Larry Magid This column first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News By Larry Magid This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News For the past 11 years, the European Commission and InSafe, a Brussels-based nonprofit, have … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day comes to US

View the live webcast here from 9:00 AM to noon Eastern (6:00 to 9:00 PT) by Larry Magid This column first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News For the past 11 years, the European Commission and InSafe, a Brussels-based … Continue reading

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Family Contract For Smartphone Use

Just updated the family contract for smartphone use aimed at parents, kids and teens. You can find it here:  

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Apple and FTC reach agreement about children’s app purchases

This post first appeared on Forbes.com The Federal Trade Commission announced that it has entered into a consent decree with Apple regarding alleged charges that Apple allowed children to purchase apps and make in-app purchases on its app store. The FTC accused … Continue reading

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Scuttle the “Bully Pulpit” Metaphor

Guest post by Warren Blumenfeld New words join while some words perish from all languages. Some words remain though altering or transforming their meanings to varying degrees between eras. A number of words even expand to include additional parts of … Continue reading

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National Center adds another layer to children’s safety online

For several years, I’ve been on the board of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). The organization, which is based in Alexandria, Va., is best known for helping to reunite missing children with their custodial parents or … Continue reading

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Jerry The Bear Helps Kids With Diabetes

As part of Safer Internet Day’s One Good Thing campaign, I interviewed Hannah Chung and Aaron Horowitz about Jerry the Bear, a plush talking toy designed to help children with type 1 diabetes manage their condition.

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Tell us ‘one good thing’ about using tech to make the Internet or the world better

This article first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News About 11 years ago, the European Commission established Safer Internet Day, an annual event that focuses on making the Internet a better and safer place. It takes place on the … Continue reading

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