What if social media had training wheels?

Here's a thought: What if there was a safe way to introduce children to social media? I've written a lot about the fact that parents in my generation are ultimately the first generation of 'electronic parents'.  We didn't grow up with cell phones, the internet, or social media.  We played records, talked on a phone connected to ...

Frienedy- the first private group networking site…

As promised from the last post...drum roll please.... My favorite site that every parent needs to know about for 2015 is... www.frienedy.com Officially launching this week, Frienedy is the first private group networking site suitable for users of all ages. In the era of social networking today, where cyber bullying is rampant, younger and younger kids are getting ...

Rethink and save lives.

WOW...pretty much sums up Trisha Prabhu and her Rethink initiative below to help eradicate cyber bullying.  Apparently, Google feels the same way- she was a Global Finalist in the Google Science Fair 2014- go Trisha!  At 14 years old, she did an impressive amount of research and decided to create a tool that would flag ...

Kids’ perspectives on Facebook and Instagram

I got to have breakfast with my kids and 3 of my nieces early Black Friday morning, as we prepared to join the frenzy.  Since they knew they were going shopping, they were in extra good moods- which meant minimal attitude and a high parental tolerance level.  I seized the opportunity to pick their brains. ...

Eradicate cyber bullying before it starts…

In honor of National Bullying Prevention month, I can't resist sharing one of my very favorite things.  And one that is very near and dear to my heart.  Below is a short preview video about www.frienedy.com.  As a mom, this is something I wanted- something all encompassing and easy to use from a social media perspective.  ...

Parenting 101 in 2014: Who’s in Control? You? Or Social Media?

I ran across a post recently that was an ‘a ha’ moment for me. The premise was that children are a lot like dogs until around about age 13 and then they turn into cats. I couldn’t believe what I was reading – yes!! Yes!! As a parent of 2 humans, 2 Golden Retrievers and ...

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