A parent, journalist and youth advocate, Anne Collier has been writing about kids and connected media at NetFamilyNews.org since the late-'90s. She is executive director of The Net Safety Collaborative, the national non-profit organization that runs the U.S.'s new social media helpline for schools, iCanHelpline.org. Anne has served on three national task forces on youth internet safety, and currently serves on the safety advisory boards of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and ASKfm. She and her family live in the Seattle area.
Google made a bit of history by opening up its universe of apps and services to users under 13 as their parents design it. Family Link, the name of the new parental control toolset, describes it well: Parents download the tools to their own and the kids’ devices, then link them up for a whole family’s real-time digital device management.
ConnectSafely is marking February 11th, Safer Internet Day 2014, by inviting Internet users throughout the US to share One Good Thing. It's a way to spread the word about all the good people are doing online and in social media. Here's how you can get involved: