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Cyberbullying and text threats - what parents need to know

What do Parents Need to Know About Cyber-bullying?

Social Media and Technology, Teens By February 8, 2019 Tags: , , , , 28 Comments

What is cyber-bullying? If you’ve been around here for any amount of time, you may remember that we’ve had our fair share of “mean girls” and various forms of bullying. The first time that I felt a need to step in was when M was in the 5th grade and that’s when I learned a hard lesson of parenting: Unless…

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How to keep your kids safe on multiplayer games like Roblox

How to Protect Your Kids on Multiplayer Games Like Roblox

Latest, Social Media and Technology By February 3, 2019 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

10 Steps to Keep Kids Safe on Roblox Roblox is all the rage with the under 12 group these days and that’s giving parents some concerns. They’re concerned that their kids are seeing pornographic images, entering into chatrooms with people they don’t know, and downloading viruses to the computer that affect the entire household. While you don’t necessarily want to…

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5 Easy Social Media Tips for Parents

Latest, Social Media and Technology By January 4, 2018 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_video admin_label=”Video” src=”https://youtu.be/1jKOLYqIeJo”] [/et_pb_video][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] 5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe Did Santa bring a new smart device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) this year? Or has your child had one for a while and you’re looking for ways to keep tabs on them and help them learn how to navigate…

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When it comes to your kids and social media, hate the player not the app

Social Media – Hate the Player, Not the App

Latest, Social Media and Technology, Teens By December 31, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Teens and Social Media It’s December 31st and around the world, people are celebrating or getting ready to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of a new one. Holiday gifts have been exchanged and if there were electronics or technical gifts given, you as parents may be concerned about what your kids are doing online and what…

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Apps that will help keep your teens and whole family safe when they're away from home.

5 Apps that Will Help Keep Your Teen Safe

Social Media and Technology, Teens By May 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Stay Safe – Personal Safety Apps for Teens and Family! I will never forget the first time that I stood on the front porch and watched my oldest drive away by herself, with no one else in the car, the day she got her drivers license. I honestly thought I would puke. Don’t get me wrong – I wasn’t the…

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Catfishing is Not What You Think it Is

Entertainment, Reviews and Giveaways By March 14, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Identity Crisis – a Book Review Ah catfishing, the term means to lure someone into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona. It is a no-good waste of time and it’s a form of cyberbullying. There’s a TV show based on sleuthing out the catfisher (Catfished on MTV) and even a movie called Cyberbully where the victim is…

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Do you really know what your kids are doing on their smartphones?

What Happens When You Ask Parents and Teens the Same Questions

Social Media and Technology By February 9, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Do Parents REALLY Know What Their Kids are Doing Online? Recently, Sydney and I were asked by local news station, WFMY, to sit on a panel with other parents and teens regarding teens use of smart phones. The apps they use, the “secret” codes they use and general questions regarding safety. Knowing that the kids would open up more if they…

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Four Facebook features you may not know about

4 New or Upcoming Facebook Features You May Don’t Know About

Social Media and Technology By February 4, 2016 Tags: , , , 3 Comments

Check Out These New(er) Facebook Features Facebook is a funny little site, isn’t it? Whether you know it or not, it changes things on us all the time. So much, in fact, that even the most seasoned professionals (like me!) have to read and read and read just to make sure they don’t miss things. You, however, probably don’t have…

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Branding Isn’t Just For Livestock – 2013

Social Media and Technology By February 26, 2013 Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

This post originally appeared in January, 2012 and I thought it was an appropriate post to dust off for this week’s Going Green with The Mommy Mess. I mean.. I found her originally because of her fantastic post on getting more out of your blog! Most bloggers I know have a decent handle on branding themselves, but if you’re not…

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