Mission Damage Control for Parents of Teens

I put a lot of focus on ways to prevent- or get ahead of- cyberbullying and online misbehavior before it starts.  This makes sense for kids in that sweet spot who are just getting online and establishing their first media accounts.  But, what about the kids in high school who are already tweeting their way ...

Social media through a teen’s eyes

Post by guest blogger, Lexie Maitland Let's be honest, parents/adults and teenagers use and view social media differently.  I'd like to spend some time pointing out the differences in this post.  We all use social media, but for different reasons and through a different set of goggles.  What do I mean by this? My parents didn't ...

Do parents realize the example they set with their own technology use?

Post contributed by guest blogger Lexie Maitland. My parents always tell me "Well, when I was a kid, we didn't have gadgets to entertain us." It's a phrase I tend to hear way too often. Although today's generation is glued to their electronic devices, the older generation is as well. I know it is a necessity ...

Frienedy puts parents in the driver’s seat- check us out in the news!

So, if you're wondering why I've been a little behind on this blog for the past couple of months, I've been a bit busy with our national launch of Frienedy.com.  Frienedy is my true passion- a creation for parents to have the ability to introduce children to social media on their terms before kids get online ...