Easing into Society 2.0

Article written by Suren Ramasubbu, Co-founder and CEO, Mobicip.com.  Co-authored by Prithiv Sassisegarane, a Mobcip blogger and social media guru. Kids today are exposed to a lifestyle that is increasingly dependent on digital devices connected by the internet. What with the Internet of Things touted as the harbinger of the next big wave of innovations, the ...

Cyberbullied Teen Has Advice for Parents

I would like to introduce a very impressive young lady who has written the following blog post.  She is a guest blogger who will be appearing here from time to time.  Her name is Ava.  She is a 17 year old high school senior who presents herself like a mature 20-something professional with an engaging ...

MamaBear makes a great monitor for today’s electronic playground…

  Here’s another awesome find and great tool for parents. If your child has a mobile device- regardless of whether he/she is 8 or 16, you should look at this app. A bit of a ‘mama bear’ myself, I love the idea of being able to set up filters for my kids’ social media accounts so ...

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.  ...

Got a social media copilot for your family?

Every family can use a copilot to help navigate the turbulent air in cyberspace that seems to be constantly sending new and unknown apps to your child's mobile device.  At least that's what I've been told by my daughter- she swears she has no idea how all of the apps magically appeared on her phone when asked.  Which ones ...

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 ...

Social Media 101 for Parents…

Just about the time I figured out Instagram and SnapChat, Yik Yak and Whisper show up.  And, what the heck is Kik?   Ask FM?  Seriously?  I just learned Twitter- which is really stepping out from Facebook- and now I have to understand why and how my kids 'may or may not' be using all of these other ...

No getting around the fact that we really are electronic parents.

Like it or not, there’s no getting around the fact that we really are electronic parents. I’m driving my kids to school this morning and we passed a bus stop with about 8 kids standing there. Every single one of them was on their phone (or iPod).   As we rolled by, I blurted, “oh my goodness, ...

YOU are your brand. Your digital persona.

Protect your digital persona- think of YOU as your favorite brand. For the parents of teenagers out there, I think it’s worth pointing out a few key statistics your tweens and teens should know before they post that comment or photo they might regret… Last year (2013), according to a survey on Education.com that included 381 college ...

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