How To Teach Kids about Internet Privacy

Cookies, Third Parties, Log File Information, User Content...these are terms that every Internet user should know and understand. You'll find them in the "Privacy Policy" and "Terms of Agreement" of every app, website, or service online. Thing is, most Internet users willingly agree to the policies and terms of the sites and services they use without reading either... or even understanding what they are agreeing to. And that's a crying shame. We hope to change this through our Cyber Civics classes. How? By guiding students through seven sequential lessons that explain how and why personal information is collected online, what apps and sites do with that information and, more importantly, how

What Tech Insiders Know About Kids & Tech That We Don't

In the first pages of his best-selling book, Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, author Adam Alter tells how tech company insiders—like Steve Jobs and others—shielded their own young children from the technology they made. For example, Evan Williams, a founder of Twitter, Blogger, and Medium, refused to give devices to his young sons and Chris Anderson, the former editor of Wired Magazine, didn’t let his five children use screens in their bedrooms. Steve Jobs told The New York Times that his kids did not use the iPad his company had invented. As recently as last year, Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, wrote this in The Wash

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