Saturday, July 11, 2020

Social Networking Articles

News & Tips: MegaBreach, Non-Private Tweets – What To Do With Security?

2019 news of a "MegaBreach" & non-private Twitter messages - this type of security hack affects us all. Learn the details & how to better protect yourself.

7 Tips for Facebook Messenger for Back to School, Students & Parents

Facebook Messenger offers a variety of features that students and parents might find particularly helpful for Back to School and during the school year.

TheSmartTalk.org Makes a Social & Digital Safety Contract for Families and Gets the Discussion Going

Having a family conversation about social media and being a digital citizen is incredibly important. TheSmartTalk.org offers a great way to do this!

Online, It’s Really All about “Me” So Protect It – #MentorME

Nowadays, developing a digital reputation is critical, but just as important is its maintenance. #MentorME campaign aims to show how key this is.

Don’t Restrict Your Child’s Smartphone, Instead Discover via Monitoring with AT&T Smart Limits

Instead of restricting children's smartphone usage, use AT&T Smart Limits to monitor and make discoveries for later discussion. Here's how.

Content Creation & Social Media Advice: Don’t Force It!

A word of advice for content creation & social media - don't force the process! Some tips to be more effective on content creation and social media strategy

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...

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...

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...

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...
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