Posts Tagged ‘social networking’

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

posted by on Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Facebook, Facebook safety, Oversharing, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting books, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips

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After the overwhelming response when I asked if parents should friend their teens on Facebook and my one of my favorite experts weighed in with their opinion (which everyone didn’t agree with), I wanted to share the other side of the coin. Dr. Alex Packer, author of How Rude! The Teenagers Guide to Good Manners and Proper […]

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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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There are always many opinions on this topic and I believe that each family has their own individual thoughts for what works best for them and their teenager, but when I read a recent post on one of my favorite sites, Grown and Flown, I had to share it with my readers. Here are 8 […]

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‘Overshare‘ is officially 2014’s word of the year. Honestly – I am thrilled since it is a word that not only teens and kids need to become better aware of, but especially adults and parents. Oversharing, as outlined above, is generally giving too much information about one’s self or others online.  Whether you are leaving […]

posted by on Civility, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Online bullying, Online Life, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Social media, Social Networking

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School will be out shortly, holidays are here and there will be more screen time for everyone. It’s not only about kids and teens, let’s remember parents will be just as busy with their digital devices.  Whether they are texting, ordering online or finding a recipe on Pinterest – there is no denying, everyone young […]

posted by on Chatting online, Cyberbullying, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Parenting, Parenting tips, Social media, Social Networking, Twitter

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Brace yourself parents! Is this a time to say, “It’s not my kid?“ Though venting their displeasure regarding parental rules and restrictions is nothing new for tweens and teens, the current generation isn’t limited to bashing their parents to one friend at a time over the telephone; now, they can air their grievances in one […]

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October is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month which spotlights an array of digital security measures parents, teens, and everyone should be using and should be aware of to protect themselves virtually. It is not only about protecting yourself from the cyber-scams such as identity theft and Internet predators, it can be as simple as learning […]