iKeepSafe and ConnectSafely Announce The Launch Of The 2012 Of “A Parents’ Guide To Facebook"

iKeepSafe and ConnectSafely Announce The Launch Of The 2012 Edition Of “A Parents’ Guide To Facebook”
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Feb. 7, 2012 - PRLog -- Arlington, VA (myPressManager.com) February 07, 2012
In coordination with Safer Internet Day, iKeepSafe is thrilled to announce the launch of the revised 2012 edition of “A Parents' Guide to Facebook”, written by ConnectSafely.org’s Larry Magid and Anne Collier. As Facebook continues to change, the authors updated the parent guide’s content to reflect the most recent features and policies on Facebook. The free Guide can be downloaded in PDF format at www.FBparents.org.

Designed to teach parents how to help their teens use Facebook safely and constructively, the guide features important topics such as how to parent Facebook users, managing reputation in the digital age, actual risks in social media, managing your privacy on Facebook, reporting problems, and more. The guide is already being translated into Arabic and Spanish, with other languages and international distribution to follow.

The revised 2012 edition features a number of new sections, including social reporting, the new timeline, and Facebook-related computer security. The social reporting section walks parents through this new way of reporting problems on Facebook, highlighting best practices for specific incidents or situations that may occur.

“As Facebook is constantly changing its features and policies, it is important that we continue to update helpful resources such as the Parents’ Guide to keep parents up to date on the most recent privacy and security threats and risks that exist on Facebook”, says Marsali Hancock, president of iKeepSafe. “The guide allows parents and teens to discuss skills and safeguards to utilize Facebook safely and securely, while creating a generation of responsible, ethical and resilient digital citizens.”

"Facebook is a valuable resource for youth around the world, and most are using it safely and responsibly," said ConnectSafely.org co-director and Guide co-author Larry Magid.

"Our goal is to help parents understand what Facebook is all about and give them hands-on instructions in how to optimize it with their children," said co-author Anne Collier, co-director of ConnectSafely.org

ConnectSafely and iKeepSafe hope that the Parents’ Guide will ignite discussions and collaboration among social media users of all ages. To learn more about how to strengthen your teens’ privacy and safety on Facebook, view the 2012 Edition of “A Parents’ Guide to Facebook.”

About the Internet Keep Safe Coalition
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and first spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals, law enforcement and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online. The Coalition provides innovative resources, including parent tutorials and educational materials like the Faux Paw the Techno Cat® Internet safety book series and animated films for children. iKeepSafe uses its unique partnerships to disseminate the safety resources to families worldwide, including its Generation Safe™ pilot programs launched in China, India and Australia. To learn more, visit http://www.ikeepsafe.org/.

About ConnectSafely
ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators, advocates—everyone engaged with and interested in the impact of the social Web. The user-driven, all-media, multi-platform, fixed and mobile social Web is a big part of young people's lives, and this is the central space—linked to from social networks across the Web—for learning about safe, civil use of Web 2.0 together. ConnectSafely’s forum is also designed to give teens and parents a voice in the public discussion about youth online safety begun back in the '90s. The organization also has a variety of social-media safety tips for teens and parents, the latest youth-tech news, and many other resources. To learn more, visit http://www.connectsafely.org or http://www.facebook.com/connectsafely.
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