Internet Safety

  • 5 Ways to Practice Healthy Social Media Skills This Summer
    Throughout the summer vacation months, most (if not all) kids are spending that time with their phones in hand.  While you're all taking a well-deserved break from the school year, don't take a vacation from using social media in smart ways.  Here are a few skills to help your kids remember and practice before they head back to school. […]
  • Impulsivity, Civility, Authenticity and Privacy: Announcing the Winners of the 2017 “What’s Your Story?” Video Contest
    We based this year's theme on the fact that the internet is imperfect. But we also felt that its faults and weaknesses might be different depending on whom you asked. So we posed the question: “If you could change one thing about the internet, what would you change?” Students' answers this year were not only well thought out and well produced, but […]
  • What If You Could Change the Internet?
    Today, we celebrate Safer Internet Day, a time when the world recognizes the importance of helping young people, and frankly all people, become safe, responsible, and successful navigators of the internet and enthusiasts of technology. Unlike every other day of the year, when we dispense advice, we use Safer Internet Day as a time to stop and listen to youth […]
  • Seven Simple Steps to Protect Your Family’s Online Privacy
    As our first month of 2017 comes to an end, its time to remind ourselves of our resolutions for the New Year. I’m sure many of you resolved to embrace a healthier lifestyle or take up a new hobby, but how many of you decided to make your family’s privacy an important thing on your to-do list for the year? In honor of Data Privacy Day, which we will celebrate […]
  • Don’t Let Your New Fridge Take Down the Internet
    In October, the U.S. fell victim to a massive cyberattack that caused some of your favorite websites like Amazon and Netflix to be inaccessible. This attack, called a denial-of-service attack, happened because too many requests for those sites were being made in a short period of time. How did such a widespread breach even happen, and how can we protect ours […]