Category Archives: Child safety

Confessions of a ‘binge’ viewer

by Larry Magid I don’t mind admitting that, for the past few days, I’ve been a binge TV viewer. That’s because Netflix released the second season of its hit show “House of Cards” and, unlike traditional TV networks, the company … Continue reading

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Sticks, Stones, and Names Can Damage the Spirit

  By Warren Blumenfeld Guest commentator “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me.” This stands as one of the great lies our culture teaches us growing up. Another myth states that bullying is simply … Continue reading

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People who suffer from so-called ‘game addiction’ have other problems

by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News There was a big flap last week over the game “Flappy Bird,” an iPhone and Android app that was pulled out of app stores by its Hanoi-based … Continue reading

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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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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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