Who cares about privacy? How a private social media app is evolving.

It was a year ago this month that my team and I launched Frienedy.  We've learned a tremendous amount along the way about generational differences in terms of technology adoption and who truly values privacy.  Suffice it to say we've been thoroughly surprised.  This post highlights some of our journey and our findings over the past ...

Get Safe Academy 2016

Over the past months, I’ve been working with former NCIS Special Agent, Heather Ryan, to put together a program for parents that will empower them to protect their kids (both physically and online) and coach their children to use social media productively. As two moms with very different backgrounds – mine as the CEO of a social ...

Best Digital Portfolio Tool for Teens – GoEnnounce

Since our mission with this blog is to empower parents to coach kids in a vast digital social world, I strongly believe in sharing awesome tools that you need to know about.  I spend a lot of time researching and testing and playing with every platform and tool I can get my hands on.  In early ...

Five FREE resources for parents to survive the new school year…

Now that summer has melted away and our kids are either back in school or about to start, we find ourselves re-adjusting to school year routines.   Getting up early, playing taxi for activities and sports, meetings, open houses, overseeing homework, managing sleepovers and playdates, etc.  Let’s face it, back to school isn’t just tough ...

Schools and Twitter- putting students in an awkward position?

Contributed by Lexie Maitland, guest blogger. I'm getting ready to start my junior year of high school.  With a couple of years under my belt, I'm pretty well acquainted with my school's use of social media, particularly Twitter.  Ever since I began high school and started getting involved with various clubs and sports, I've noticed that the school ...

What parents need to know about subtweets…

By guest blogger, Lexie Maitland What the heck is a subtweet?  Parents, my guess is that you probably don't know.  But you should.  They are a more subtle form of cyberbullying, and they are just plain annoying. They're like the big, bad monsters of Twitter because they're typically degrading a person. I've mentioned them in some of my ...

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 ...

5 sites every parent should bookmark for 2015…

Isn't is just exhausting sometimes to keep up with what your kids are doing online?  I thought it was tiring to chase them around when they learned to walk, and I was under the very wrong impression that it would get easier when they could learn to communicate. Communicate.  Now I wish I had more control ...

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