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 ...

A Teen’s Perspective: What Your Followers Say About Your Character…

by guest blogger, Lexie Maitland These days, your ranking in a popularity contest is often determined by the amount of followers you have on social media. We are constantly trying to attract followers because we think it will increase our popularity, but what most people don't take into consideration is that your followers can reflects upon your ...

Infographic- How to Keep a Clean Digital Reputation

I love infographics.  They are interesting and easy to follow, so we created this one for you to refer back to throughout the school year.  If your teen looks at you like you have 3 heads when you try and talk to them about their "digital reputation", remind them of those who have unfortunately tweeted ...

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 you know what your teens are doing online?

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                  Remember the analogy in my recent post that compared kids to dogs and cats?  And how kids under 13 are a lot like dogs? Happy to see you at the end of the day, easily trained, yada yada, and we need to take that opportunity while they are still young to 'train' them to properly engage on social media blah blah...  Let's turn ...

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