Archive for the ‘Social media’ Category

posted by on AT&T, Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, Distracted driving, mobile phone safety, Parenting, Social media

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So you are driving down the road – you have an impulse to take a selfie?  Seriously? Yes, I have seen teens and young adults that insist on telling us their mood while driving down a highway with a selfie – exactly what are they thinking? Oh – seriously – they aren’t thinking! I see these […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Internet Privacy, Internet profile, Internet Safety, Online image, Online Life, Online profile, Parenting, Social media

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I’ve heard from some parents that say they won’t allow their tweens or teens on social media sites or ban them from certain apps or other digital platforms that today’s teenagers are engaging in.  Of course many know that kids have way to defy parents – whether it is sneaking to a friend’s house or […]

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#iCANHELP AND NET FAMILY NEWS INC. TEAM UP TO PILOT A SOCIAL MEDIA HELPLINE FOR SCHOOLS DURING 2015-’16 SCHOOL YEAR With 92% of middle and high school students online daily, 24% of them “almost constantly,”* it’s time schools had some help with social media! We welcome your support of a helpline that schools can call […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Internet Safety, Online Privacy, Online Safety, Online Security, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Social media, Social Networking

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I write frequently about respecting age restrictions, especially as it pertains to social media sites.  Popular sites such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter all clearly state you have to be 13 year-old to have an account – yet some parents have allowed their tweens to sign-up earlier. Recently I was introduced to a new site […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Facebook, Facebook safety, Online activity, Online image, Online Privacy, Online reputation, Online Safety, Oversharing, Reputation Management, Social media, Social Networking

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In addition to the latest PEW Research on Teens, Social Media and Technology 2015, that shared statistics that our teens are connected to social media frequently – and up to 24% said it is constantly, it was refreshing to see that at least 60% of parents are adapting and monitoring their teens social media behavior according to […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Online activity, Online reputation, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Social media, Social Networking

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Facebook is the most popular and frequently used social media platform among teens; half of teens use Instagram, and nearly as many use Snapchat When I read that on the overview of the latest PEW Study titled, Teens, Social Media & Technology 2015, I did chuckle a bit.  I have argued that our youth are […]

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We are constantly hearing headlines saying that our teens are leaving Facebook.  I know I am someone that has been debating that.  Not because I don’t believe they are leaving it, but because I think they may be using other social media sites in addition to Facebook. The fact is Facebook offers too many functions that […]

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Safer Internet Day (SID) is organized by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. Tuesday, February 10th, Connect Safely will be hosting Safer Internet Day on the campus of Facebook in Menlo Park, California. […]

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February 10th is Safer Internet Day. Everyday, no matter what age we are, more and more people are becoming digitally connected.  This means that we have to become more aware of safety precautions online. I welcome a very timely guest post by contributor Mary Sullivan with some excellent tips on cyber-safety for all ages: Whether […]

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#DPD15 is Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – although we should be aware of our online privacy all the time, it is always good to take a day to recognize the importance of our personal information digitally and how easy it is now for others to acquire it. Though there are so many areas to touch […]