Why should you care about privacy?

By guest blogger, Lexie Maitland Most of us know that privacy settings are extremely important in order to stay safe online. We all hear about how essential these settings are to maintaining our security. If privacy settings are so important, why don't more people use them? Is it because the 'less private' you are, the more followers you ...

Frienedy- the new social media platform you need to try

If you haven't had a chance to check this out yet, you should. Frienedy (www.frienedy.com) is a new social media platform with the premise of group networking, enhanced privacy, and compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We talk about being the first generation of parents who are faced with parenting a completely electronic ...

Do you post photos of your kids on social media?

No, I mean the "real" kids...not your furry ones. I know.  They are SO STINKIN’ CUTE!!!!!  And, we are SO proud of them!!! (Most of the time anyway:)  Who in their right mind could resist staring at their child’s photos and smiling?! Even the ones of when they tried to make breakfast for you and ...

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 ...

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 ...

What if your smartphone could be a remote control for your child’s smartphone?

If you had a way to turn your smartphone into a sort of remote control for your child's smartphone, would you do it? For example, if you wanted to make sure that your 12 year old isn't laying in bed at 10 o'clock on a school night scrolling through Instagram, and you had a way ...

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 ...

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.  ...

Coming soon…Frienedy

Meet the next generation of social networking.  Coming October 1, 2014. Introducing Frienedy. A safe, private way for children, adults, families and organizations to engage and interact in a rogue, predatory electronic era. We’ve re-invented traditional communication in a non-traditional world. Our mission is to provide a private online environment that leverages parental engagement to guide and ...

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