It is worth taking a step back and looking at the various forms of reality that are being artificially created and the implications that each of the approaches may have. And, as important, what impact these new devices and “realities” could have on how we (and our kids) interact with both the online world and the “real” world.
Today, we confront a myriad of new safety issues, concerns, risks and harms, while also benefiting from the wonders that technology can and does bring into our and our children’s lives. Our original worries focused on content, but now the online safety community, as well as parents, teachers and caregivers, are just as concerned about behavioral, emotional and developmental side effects of our hearty embrace of all things digital.
Millions of people across the United States, and now globe, have become part of the Pokémon Go phenomenon. So what do you, as a parent, need to know when deciding if and how to use Pokémon Go?
Although the idea of taking a selfie is a harmless one, taking selfies can sometimes lead to unsafe situations. Use these tips to exercise safety when taking selfies.
Few places on the Internet can claim to be free from harassment. Newspaper websites, social media platforms, online sports forums, gaming sites, and television fan comment boards deal with this problem. All corners of the web are impacted in some way by the scourge of vile and degrading speech aimed at public and private people alike. Eradicating this speech and creating an Internet that can be confidently used by everyone is a challenge that must be confronted by all sectors of society.
While live streaming apps can be a great tool, they can also have serious consequences for children. It’s important for parents to understand what dangers can arise with these apps and make sure they educate their children as well.
When handing down technology, the previous user needs to do a thorough review of the device to be sure that any previously downloaded apps have been deleted.
We need to help our elderly population, and provide them with easy-to-follow guidelines and best practices so that they know what to do in case they lose their smartphones or, worse yet, experience a security breach. Here are 10 smartphone and online safety tips for the seniors in your life.
On June 2nd, FOSI filed comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the Department of Commerce in response to a request for comments on "The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things."
We are kicking off the summer with Internet Safety Month! To celebrate we are highlighting our best tools, resources and advice for keeping your family safe online. There are a lot of really great parental controls and privacy settings out there that are a great place to start when thinking about Internet Safety.