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High school kids show strong support for First Amendment

by Larry Magid Let me start out by admitting my bias. I’m a strong supporter of the First Amendment. With very few exceptions (like child sex abuse images and yelling “fire” in a crowded theater), I believe that free speech … Continue reading

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High school students care about free speech

A study by the Knight Foundation found that high school students are more supportive of free speech rights than adults and that there is a correlation between social media use and support for the first amendment. Details here Use Facebook … Continue reading

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Internet Governance Forum topics include human rights, network neutrality and child protection

As we have for the past several years, my ConnectSafely.org co-director Anne Collier and I are attending this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to talk about child protections, child rights and digital citizenship, including children’s’ access to social media and other Internet resources. The … Continue reading

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Protecting children online needs to allow for their right to free speech

I’m writing this column on a flight to Istanbul and then on to Geneva for two United Nations conferences. Istanbul is the site of this year’s U.N. Internet Governance Forum (IGF), while the Geneva meetings will focus on digital media … Continue reading

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Jawbone measured sleep disruption from Napa earthquake

Jawbone, which makes the Jawbone Up fitness tracker that measures sleep patterns, release aggregate data on its users in and near the San Francisco Bay area when the Napa earthquake hit at 3:20 AM Sunday morning.  The results were reported … Continue reading

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Tech resources for before and after an earthquake

Parts of the San Francisco Bay Area were rocked by a 6.1 earthquake centered near Napa. For ongoing coverage tune into San Francico’s all-news KCBS radio on air (740 AM or 106.9 FM or online. Information resources For general earthquake … Continue reading

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It’s time for schools to upgrade both technology and pedagogy

by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News As students return to school, it’s time to think about absolute necessities like pens, paper, school clothes, a laptop or tablet and, of course, a learning network … Continue reading

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Why Google (And Facebook) Should Admit Kids Under 13

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As Ferguson Struggles, Georgia Teens Create App To Rate Police

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Tech can make driving dangerous, but also safer

By Larry Magid (Updated with news of proposed government rule on vehicle to vehicle communication systems) A lot has been written about how technology can make driving more dangerous, and it’s certainly risky to text, fiddle with your phone, configure … Continue reading

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