Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate.
He serves as on-air technology analyst for CBS News, is co-director of ConnectSafely.org and founder of SafeKids.com. He also writes columns that appear on CNET News, CBSNews.com, Huffington Post and the San Jose Mercury News.
His technology reports can be heard daily on CBS News and CBS affiliates throughout the U.S. and he has a daily tech segment on KCBS radio in San Francisco. He’s a regular contributor to BBC World Service and an occasional guest on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation. He is often called upon for commentary by CBS television news, CNN and Fox News, BBC and has appeared on the CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, the Today Show and CBS Early Show. He has also been a frequent contributor to the New York Times and was, for 18 years, a syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
Larry is co-author of MySpace Unraveled: A parents guide to teen social networking, (with Anne Collier.) He also wrote The Little PC Book, a critically acclaimed best seller. Other books include The Little Quicken Book, Cruising Online: Larry Magid’s Guide to the New Digital Highways, The Fully Powered PC and Electronic Link: Using the IBM PC to Communicate.
He’s written for Fortune, Family Circle, PC World, Information Week, ComputerWorld and numerous other publications.
Internet Safety work
He has written several Internet safety guides including, Child Safety on the Information Highway and Teen Safety on the Information Highway for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
He’s a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and a member of the of the Obama administration’s Online Safety & Technology Working Group where he chairs the education sub-committee.
He is on the advisory boards of both GetNetWise.org and Family Online Safety Institute and served on the Internet Safety Technical Task Force, formed by 49 state attorneys general and Fox Interactive/MySpace and based at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
Larry writes the Safe & Secure blog for CNET News.com and blogs on Internet safety and family technology for the parent section of Yahoo Kids.
Larry has a doctorate of education from the University of Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts and Boston University. He resides in Palo Alto, California where he helped raise two digital natives. His personal website is www.larrysworld.com
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