The Tech Talk

The internet is a great place for families. It gives us new opportunities to discover the world, connect with others and just generally make our lives easier and more colorful.

But it also comes with new challenges and complications for the people raising the next generations. Mozilla wants to help families make the best online decisions, whatever that looks like, with our latest series, The Tech Talk.

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Talk to your kids about online safety

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How to have the tech talk with kids, according to TikTok’s ‘Mom Friend’

Cathy Pedrayes offers some tips on talking to children about keeping themselves safe online.

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1 in 4 parents believe their kids don’t know how to protect their information online

A Mozilla Firefox and YouGov survey offers some insights into how families use the internet.

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A little less misinformation, a little more action

How do teens engage with information on social media? We asked them.

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How to prevent companies from collecting your children’s data

By the time a kid turns 13, more than 72 million pieces of information have been collected about them on the internet.

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How to talk to kids about social media

The designer behind the popular lifestyle brand Oh Joy! writes about navigating social media use as a family.

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How to talk to kids about video games

A psychologist specializing in trauma and autism writes about using video games to connect with kids.

How to talk to kids about finding community online

Diversity advocate and content creator Charnaie Gordon wants parents to know that the internet is a place where everyone – even kids – can find community.

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Concerned about screen time?

Here’s what experts are saying.

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A back-to-school checklist for online safety

This school year, make the best use of the internet while staying safe.

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How to talk to kids about the news

How can we, as parents, support and empower teens to navigate the internet news cycle?

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Are parental controls the answer to keeping kids safe online?

There are a few things to consider before giving parental controls a go.

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The children’s book author behind #disabledandcute on her favorite corners of the internet

Keah Brown talks about celebrating the joys of young people with disabilities online.

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5 ways to fight misinformation on your social feed

Slow your scroll with this guide that we created with the News Literacy Project and the Teens for Press Freedom.

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A longtime NPR education reporter on her favorite corners of the internet

Anya Kamenetz talks about why she’s hopeful about how kids these days are using technology.

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