This week’s must reads: Ground Rules for Your Kids to Be Safe Online

In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology and business. I hope you enjoy them!

Teaching Your Kids to Be Safe Online: A Hasty Primer (The New York Times) The coronavirus has relaxed many parents’ stances on communication apps. Here are some ground rules.

How lockdown redefines our weekends (BBC) Leisure time is important. How can we make weekends feel fulfilling under coronavirus lockdown?

This Is The Powerful Psychological Principle That Team Humanity Needs Right Now (Shane Snow) What does it take to make humans remember that they’re on the same team?

Now’s a Good Time to Teach Your Kids to Play on Their Own (The New York Times) Independent play is a skill your kids will use for the rest of their lives — and a way to claim some time for yourself during quarantine.

The Virus Changed the Way We Internet (The New York Times) Stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have been spending more of their lives online.

Israeli Researcher Finds a Clever Way to Enforce Social Distancing (Haaretz) Research shows that a large part of the public quickly develops indifference to risks. How do we overcome the attitude that ‘it won’t happen to me’?

Happy reading!

- Nir

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