Monday, July 13, 2020

Safety Articles

NETGEAR Arlo Security Camera – Look Ma, No Wires and It’s Super Easy to Install

Review of the NETGEAR Arlo video security system, an easy-to-setup, no-wires, HD camera security system for your home or business.

Blogger Warning: LLT Consulting Banner Ad Scam

I receive a lot of advertising and guest blogger solicitations on my site. To set the record straight, I don’t currently allow guest blogging and the advertisers I choose must be reputable, well-known, and/or part of a network. This...

Parents Guide to Social Media Apps Used by Kids

I was recently asked by a reader of my site (Denise) if I could put together a chart that lists out some of the main social media sites used by tweens and teens and if I could provide some...

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...

“OnStar? I’d Like to Get a Tour of Detroit!” #ConnectedByOnStar Event

Now I get it. Now I understand why so many people choose GM vehicles like Buick. It's because these vehicles come equipped with OnStar. OnStar is like having your own personal, 24x7 co-pilot and concierge on-call.  For the past...

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...

Will You Pledge to Not Text and Drive? Do It Now! #ItCanWait

For the past couple of months, I have been writing and talking about the national campaign where you pledge to not text and drive. It's called It Can Wait (the hashtag is #ItCanWait). There is a website that you...

Still Texting and Driving? This #ItCanWait Documentary Will Change Your Mind

We all know that we shouldn't text and drive, but yet even I feel sometimes compelled to glance at my phone. I don't respond to texts unless I'm fully stopped, but even that is against the law in many...

Texting and Driving Simulator – A Scary Game to Try! #ItCanWait

We all know or have been told that texting and driving is dangerous. But yet, for some reason, many of us still do it. For those of you learning to drive or who are not yet of driving age,...

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...

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...
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