LynetteOwens_Trend_bw_editBy Lynette Owens

Week of August 12, 2013

To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.  What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF.

  • NEW RESEARCH: According to this latest Pew Research report, teens care a lot and do a lot about their online privacy and reputation.  70% have sought out privacy advice. Encouraging!
  • CYBERBULLYING: The debate on internet regulation in the UK continues with the father of Hannah Smith, a 14-year-old girl who took her own life after being bullied on, speaking out against David Cameron’s latest actions – or lack thereof.
  • SMARTPHONE PRIVACY: Are parents and kids at risk simply by taking pictures on smartphones? This old story on smartphone privacy gets new life this week due to heightened public awareness driven by National Security Agency (NSA) information released by Edward Snowden.
  • TIPS: Have you talked to your teen or tween about smart technology use? Here are six pointers to get the conversation started and keep it going.
  • FRIDAY FUN: Also making the rounds this week is a 1997 video introducing families to the internet and how it can be a family activity.

See you next week!



Lynette Owens
Lynette Owens

Lynette Owens is the Founder and Global Director of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families program. With 20+ years in the tech industry, Lynette speaks and blogs regularly on how to help kids become great digital citizens. She works with communities and 1:1 school districts across the U.S. and around the world to support online safety, digital and media literacy and digital citizenship education. She is a board member of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, an advisory committee member of the Digital Wellness Lab, and serves on the advisory boards of INHOPE and U.S. Safer Internet Day.

Follow her on Twitter @lynettetowens