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Friday, February 25, 2022

Comprehensive Kids' Online Safety Legislation (KOSA)

Blumenthal & Blackburn Introduce Comprehensive Kids' Online Safety Legislation

The introduction of the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) follows bombshell reporting & a series of watershed bipartisan hearings revealing Big Tech’s repeated failures to protect children & teens from serious dangers on their platforms

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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Ask Me Anything: Cyberbullying Expert Sameer Hinduja

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social media use.

Ask Me Anything: Cyberbullying Expert Sameer Hinduja from ConnectSafely on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Social Media Is Sneaking Into Young Kids' Lives, Like It or Not


Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Improving Well-Being Online


For Safer Internet Day this year, ConnectSafely spoke to parents, educators and young people across the country to find out what’s on their minds when it comes to online safety and wellbeing in 2022. We took the questions and concerns — and a few of our own — to experts in online safety, parenting, bullying prevention, security, and executives at popular apps like Instagram, TikTok, and Roblox. The results were some great conversations with a wealth of advice and insights. To spark discussion at home and school, each video includes discussion prompts. We hope you’ll find these resources helpful for encouraging positive, productive discussions about online wellness on Safer Internet Day and all year long.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Role of Parents in Preventing Bullying and Cyberbullying


Parents and guardians have always had a powerful influence on the behaviors of children, while research is clear that peers tend to have more sway during the teenage years. That said, our new research published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies identifies that certain positive parenting practices have a strong effect on both school bullying and cyberbullying among middle- and high-schoolers in the US. These practices include a surplus of warmthautonomy/support, and structure and a deficit of rejectioncoercion, and chaos.

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The Role of Parents in Preventing Bullying and Cyberbullying - Cyberbullying Research Center

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