Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Parenting Articles

Less “Stranger Danger” – Kik Messenger Updates App Over Privacy Concerns

Back in mid-2012, I wrote an article about the "dangerous" combination of Kik Messenger and Instagram. The article turned out to be quite popular (and controversial) in a few ways. Parents didn't know about Kik nor how the "Kik...

Your Young Scientist Could Win $25,000 from Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

If your middle-schooler has an aptitude for science, you might want to consider having them enter the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Not only do they get the opportunity to dive deeper into scientific concepts that they may...

Watch Out SnapChat Users! SnapHack App Can Now View & Save Photos & Videos Forever

SnapChat has always, in my opinion, been a controversial app. It has a very simple model, you can take pictures and photos and send them to friends and these multimedia files only are visible for a few seconds. Once...

Is K-12 the Appropriate Place to Teach Children about Copyright Infringement? Huffington Post Live Interview

I remember back in the 1980's (ok I'm dating myself) when my friends and I used to make mix-tapes and music compilations and shared them amongst ourselves. It was a multi-hour process and we poured our creativity and thoughts...

Parents Be Warned! Ask.fm is a Dangerous & Deadly Social Site for Teens & Tweens

Back in 2012, I wrote about some potential dangers surrounding the Instagram and Kik Messenger combination. By now, hopefully many parents know what to look for and how to combat this social danger. Recently, I started to investigate a...

It Can Wait – Texting Ends Lives – #ItCanWait Campaign (Sponsored)

Technology is a great tool when used properly. But as it becomes ever prevalent in our day-to-day lives, it can move from being simply useful to life-ending. With all of our connected gadgets, we are in constant communication via...

Wake Up! Mother’s Day is Almost Here!

In case you didn't know it already, Mother's Day is right around the corner. Heads up to daughters and sons everywhere, it's time to think about the person who hopefully nurtured you through the developing stages of your life...

Did You Miss Us? We’ve Been Licking Lemon Ant Butts! Cast of Dads Podcast #57

Yep, we're baaaack! Have you ever tried to organize the lives of 5 busy dads who are dispersed across the country and time zones? The image of herding cats comes to mind. The desire to record our Cast of...

Remember the Evil. Embrace the Good. Talk with your Kids.

Take a bucket full of water. Pour some oil into it, not too much, but enough so that is forms a small blob floating on the surface. Now find a large rock and drop it into the water and...

Social Media Policy for Families

Quite a few years ago, I came up with some Social Media Guidelines, primarily geared towards businesses. I realized I also seem to write a lot of tips and recommendations for parents on how they can help their kids...

5 Reasons Why Social Media Might Actually Be Good for your Child

WARNING: The repeated use of Social Media can be dangerous to your child's well-being. Should we have a Surgeon General’s warning label slapped onto each and every social media site out there? What about some sort of age rating...

Are You Ready For Some Football and the Next Episode of the Cast of Dads Podcast?

I simply love this time of year, that of the football playoffs and the biggest game of the year, the Super Bowl! While I don' t have that much time to really follow sports, I have spent the past...
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