Posts Tagged ‘Social media’

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MamaBear notifications to parents monitoring their child’s (teen’s) Instagram account seem to spike during the summer. Instagram has been popular with smartphone wielding teens since the initial launch of the photo sharing app and the app now has over 80 million users. Its popularity with teens makes it an important target for MamaBear monitoring. With the […]

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Facebook is designed to be used by people who are at least 13 years old. However, millions of pre-teens use the social networking site. And that’s really not so surprising; after all, Facebook seems to be the place to connect. But it’s also not surprising that many parents are not happy to find out their […]

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What can parents do to keep their teens safe online? Parenting has been a frightening proposition since the beginning of time, but parents today are faced with challenges no generation has ever faced: raising children who have spent their entire lives immersed in the Internet and social media. Here we take a look at the […]

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It used to be the case that parents just puzzled over their teens’ calculus homework; now parents have the added challenge of hashtags and embed codes. That’s because parents must become role models online as well as offline, since the separation between those worlds is becoming less distinctive. Since online behavior has real world effects, […]

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Good parents want to teach their children to walk and run, but still protect them when they fall. Healthy parenting is finding a balance between opportunity and risk. Children need to have the opportunity to grow and explore with as little risk of endangerment as possible. As children transition to adulthood, it is the teen […]

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Are your children on Facebook? Are you sure you know who they’re communicating with and what they’re posting on there? As a responsible parent, it’s up to you to be aware of your teen’s activities online. We’ve been responsible for their offline lives, and now it’s time to shore up their online lives as well. […]

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In a recent study conducted by Grunwald Associates, the Learning First Alliance and AT&T,  found that more than 50% of parents believe that schools should make more use of mobile devices in education. Who would have guessed!?  Aren’t we trying to get our kids and ourselves to make time to unplug? The study found – […]

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It’s inevitable, but as they grow older, your son or daughter will want to have access to the home computer. In fact, more than likely they will ask for a computer of their own. Although the safest path would be to keep them off the computer and away from inappropriate sites, images, and people online, […]

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Your children would never walk off with a stranger or accept a gift from someone they didn’t know. You’ve taught them about stranger danger and how to call attention to themselves if they didn’t feel safe. In the same way you protect your children, you try to do the same for your home. You lock your doors when you leave and again […]

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It’s common sense that parents should have more wisdom than their children, but many teens won’t admit it; kids’ access to the digital world has granted them an information pipeline, although that doesn’t always translate into knowledge. Different decades are not the only object of separation between the eras in which kids and their parents’ […]