Archive for the ‘Teens and Technology’ Category

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In today’s hyper-connected society, it’s rare to find a teenager that isn’t on at least one social network. Even more, with new applications and social media sites becoming popular among teens at such a rapid pace, keeping up with everything teens are doing online can be a challenge for parents. With this in mind, it’s […]

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Research was just released by GlobalWebIndex that shows adults love social media almost as much as the kids do. The average adult spends one in four online minutes on social media according to the recent research. What is the most popular social media platform for adults?  Facebook – by far it revealed, as did the […]

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We have special days coming soon, Mother’s Day and shortly after that is Father’s Day. I remember being young, and of course  as a child money is never something of abundance, one of the best gifts you can give your parents (besides your time), was handmade coupons for special things like a car-wash, making dinner, […]

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As you get older, you soon realize that it is not the quantity of friends you have, it is the quality of them. You learn to separate your acquaintances from your good friends, and your childhood friends from your current friends. We also learn, as adults, that our friends can be a reflection of who […]

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It’s that time of the year again.  End of the school year when many seniors and juniors are looking forward to proms and graduations. Of course there will be many photo-ops and lots of sharing on everyone’s social media pages. This is a time for celebration and happiness, no will would ever deny a student […]

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Children usually have a stronger mastery of the Internet than their parents. It’s a simple fact. They’re faster with computers and more active online. Often times, we might not fully grasp how they’re communicating, the data they’re collecting or to what extend they pump personal information into the online abyss. Parents face a major challenge […]

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Facebook is an extremely useful and entertaining form of social media; connecting over 1.1 billion users and facilitating an easy way of sharing a variety of content. However, despite its numerous benefits, Facebook does raise the issue of privacy with regards to the distribution of your personal information. Staggeringly, research has shown that 25% of […]

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It’s not about the bullying any more, it’s about the constant attack and threat of negative and hurtful posts and comments that people make every day. Will you answer the call and take a stand against negativity? #iCANHELP just released their latest video challenging us to stand up against negativity on social media. It’s a […]

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When you look in your living room, are your pre-teens immersed in a video game on a console, computer, or cellphone? Chances are, the games they’re playing have online connectivity. Gartner reports that a large portion of the $111 billion video game market consists of online games. 38 percent of minors enjoy video gaming as […]

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What a powerful message and couldn’t ring more true! As a victim and survivor of cyberbullying, I know firsthand of what type of people like to use the keyboard to send out cyber-bullets of hurtful and lethal keystrokes that can forever change the life of people of all ages. No one is immune to online […]