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Internet Safety Month – Teen Dana Padilla on Her Road to Cyber Safety Ambassador

ASKfm is celebrating Internet Safety Month in June with a Q&A series offering different perspectives on some of the most-talked about issues relating to teens being smart and safe online. Today’s post comes from Dana Padilla, a 17-year old Cyber Safety Ambassador for the Boys & Girls Club of America’s annual Cyber Safe Futures campaign, Continue Reading …

Internet Safety Month – A Law Enforcement View from Detective Rich Wistocki

ASKfm’s Internet Safety Month Q&A series has been offering different perspectives on some of the most-talked about issues relating to teens being smart and safe online all month long. With twenty-six years in law enforcement under his belt, Detective Rich Wistocki gives his perspective on how parents, school faculty and law enforcement agencies can apply traditional Continue Reading …

Internet Safety Month – Exploring Internet Privacy and Security with Theresa Payton

ASKfm has spent the month of June celebrating Internet Safety Month with our Q&A series offering different perspectives on some of the most-talked about issues relating to teens being smart and safe online. Privacy and security are key to any discussions around Internet Safety. Here, leading authority on the subject, CEO of Fortalice Solutions LLC, and Continue Reading …

Internet Safety Month – Anne Collier Talks Teens and Online Safety

ASKfm is continuing to celebrate Internet Safety Month with our Q&A series offering different perspectives on some of the most-talked about issues relating to teens being smart and safe online. Today, ASKfm advisory board member and president of the nonprofit organization Net Family News Inc., Anne Collier, shares her thoughts on the relationship between real world Continue Reading …

Kicking Off Summer on the Right (and Safe) Foot

In addition to being the official start of summer, June is Internet Safety Month (you can read more about it from our friends at the National Cyber Security Alliance). That makes now the perfect time to revisit digital safety rules of the road for consumers of any age, but particularly teens as they ramp up Continue Reading …

Internet Safety Month – Q&A with Dr. Justin Patchin

ASKfm is celebrating Internet Safety Month in June with a Q&A series offering different perspectives on some of the most-talked about issues relating to teens being smart and safe online. We kick things off here with a conversation with cyberbullying expert (and ASKfm Safety Advisory Board member) Dr. Justin Patchin to separate the truth from the hype Continue Reading …

Internet Safety Month – A Conversation with J.J. Cannon

ASKfm is celebrating Internet Safety Month in June with a Q&A series offering different perspectives on some of the most-talked about issues relating to teens being smart and safe online. Today’s post comes from J.J. Cannon, social media expert and author of @Sophie Takes A #Selfie, discussing her views on the value of social media for today’s Continue Reading …

ASKfm Celebrates Global Safer Internet Day 2015

Safer Internet Day 2015 is here and ASKfm is proud to be sponsoring the annual US awareness campaign hosted by ConnectSafely.org, a leading voice and resource for helping Internet users make safer choices online. Safer Internet Day is critical for both our industry and Internet users all over the world, and we want to do Continue Reading …

Research Focuses on Young People’s Use of Digital Technology

The run up to Safer Internet Day in February each year often coincides with the release of research about children and young people’s use of the Internet. 2015 was no exception. I listened to a number of contributions that were pertinent and useful for practitioners, educators and parents to consider and reflect on. Beauty sleep Continue Reading …

Welcome to our brand new Safety Center!

We’re really excited about this: in the last few months, ASKfm has hired a whole new team dedicated to reinventing ASKfm from the ground up to build the best experience possible for our users – a much safer experience, a more fun experience, and the best way to express yourself through questions and answers on Continue Reading …