A Teen’s Top 5 Concerns About Social Media

contributed by guest blogger, Lexie Maitland Image: http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/2014/01/let-it-snow.html I must say, being a teenager in today's society is rather difficult. Back when my parents were my age they didn't have things like Twitter and Instagram to possibly ruin their reputations. They didn't have to worry about social media in general, so they were only known for ...

Digital Sportsmanship

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE fall sports!  Seriously, what could be more fun than a fall soccer game or Friday night football game between rival schools?  Tennis, softball, volleyball, swimming, cross country…the kids are back in the swing of the school year. As much as I love watching high school teams compete and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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