Social media pendulum swinging towards privacy?

I wrote the article below for Medium.com recently and wanted to post it here as well.  Several industry experts have noted a trend towards privacy in social media for 2016. https://medium.com/@Frienedy/is-the-social-media-pendulum-swinging-toward-privacy-f2903228e270#.gca4qfcij How I manage my own online privacy... As much as I love Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn- it is definitely nice to be able to have a private ...

Managing your child’s access on iDevices…

Do you know how easy it is to set up restrictions on your children's iDevices? I'm a little late to this game, since my daughter got her first iPhone five years ago.  She was 11, and downloaded Instagram.   I didn't know how important it was to make sure her location settings were turned off.  I ...

Who is the person behind the profile?

Written by guest blogger, Lexie Maitland Is the random person that just followed you on Instagram really a teenage girl? Or, are they actually a creepy fifty something year old man? It's a scary thought when you think about it. In today's society, this question is one that can't afford to be overlooked. There are more ...

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 ...

How are your sharenting skills?

Wikipedia defines 'sharenting' as a term used to describe the overuse of social media by parents to share content based on their children. At the risking of dating myself, I joined Facebook in 2009 essentially to re-connect with all of my high school friends I hadn't seen in -ahem- a few years.  What a cool concept- all of ...

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