Family Safety

Helping Your Family Combat Digital Misinformation

Helping Your Family Combat Digital Misinformation If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that our ability to think critically about the information we encounter online is now a fundamental life skill we need to learn, practice, and pass on to our offspring. But the actual task of teaching kids how ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Election 2020: Lookout for Fake News Before and After the Election

  Election 2020: Keep on the Lookout for Fake News Before and After the Election As the news and conversations leading up to Election Day intensify, and with early voting already in full swing, the flood of misinformation and outright disinformation online continues—and will undoubtedly continue in the days after ...

Consumer

Election 2020 – Keep Misinformation from Undermining the Vote

Election 2020 – Keep Misinformation from Undermining the Vote On September 22nd, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an advisory about the potential threat from foreign actors and cybercriminals attempting to spread false information. Their joint public service announcement makes a ...

Consumer

Spot Fake News and Misinformation in Your Social Media Feed

Spot Fake News and Misinformation in Your Social Media Feed Where do you get your news? There’s a good chance much of it comes from social media. In 2019, Pew Research found that 55% of American adults said they get their news from social media either “often” or “sometimes,” which ...

Family Safety

 Ways to Strengthen Your Family’s Digital and Mental Wellbeing

There’s a lot that feels out of control right now. City and school re-openings are in limbo, and life for many still feels upended. But one thing we can control is our efforts to safeguard our family’s digital and mental health. Both adults and kids use television, tablets, and smartphones ...

Consumer

Stay Ahead of Misinformation – 5 Ways to Combat Fake News

Stay ahead of misinformation – 5 ways to combat fake news   Finding information in this increasingly digital world has never been easier. Our mobile phones dictate top headlines before we even get out of bed, and even our routers can perform complex searches via voice. We see the impact of this easy access on both our consumption and the sharing of information. Just as it’s easy for us to perform a quick search and send the relevant results to our social ...

Family Safety

7 Conversations to Help Build Up Your Family’s Digital Literacy Skills

With the surge of misleading content online, helping your child learn to become an independent thinker is no small task. While schools have been charged with developing students’ digital literacy skills, parents also have a role in consistently sparking deeper thinking when navigating digital environments. The sharper a child’s digital literacy ...

Family Safety

Spotting Fake News: Teaching Kids to be Responsible Online Publishers

Editor’s note: This is part II in a series on Fake News. Read part I, here. Kids today are not equipped to deal with the barrage of digital information coming at them every day. Add to that, the bulk of information that may be fake, misleading, or even malicious. So ...

Family Safety

Where’s the Truth Online? How to Build Your Family’s Digital Discernment

Note: This is Part I of a series on equipping your family fight back against fake news online.  Fake news is chipping away at our trust in the government, the media, and in one another. And, because our kids spend much so much time in the online space, it’s more ...

Consumer Family Safety

Fake News: What Every Parent Needs To Know

Fake news: we’ve all heard about it but what does it actually mean? Is it really a new concept or just a fancy buzzword? What Is Fake News? Well let’s keep it simple. Fake news is news that deliberately isn’t factually accurate. It’s a type of pseudo-journalism that spreads premeditated ...

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