Teens & social media: Parents’ other job

August 16, 2013

An interesting myth about social media is the one about tension between teen privacy and teen safety. Because of all the scary messaging about the Internet that has been in

Safety tools for summer video viewing & search

July 11, 2013

Do the YouTube and Google search fans at your house know about SafeSearch and Safety Mode? Google made these safety tools available starting a few years ago (see my 2009 post

Snapchat’s SnapKidz: All snap, no chat

June 24, 2013

It’s an interesting experiment: The creators of Snapchat, the social app for sharing photos that disappear in seconds, have just introduced SnapKidz, a non-social photo

Undercover mom on Instagram

June 10, 2013

One of her aliases is CupcakePuppy44. That’s parent, author, and former teacher Sharon Duke Estroff’s Instagram handle. She created a join account with her
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