teaching kids about social media

How Schools and Parents Can Promote Media Literacy

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, executive director of National Association for Media Literacy Education, speaks with us about why media literacy is more important than ever ...

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New Flickr 4.0 will store ALL your family photos for free and help you find and organize them

by Larry Magid It’s been years since I paid much attention to Yahoo’s Flickr but, with the new Flickr 4.0, it’s a compelling service that I’m pretty excited about. In ...
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Controversial anonymous app Secret to close

Controversial anonymous app Secret to close

By Maureen Kochan Controversial anonymous app Secret, sometimes seen as the poster child for all that is wrong with anonymous social apps, will close, said co-founder David Byttow. “This has ...
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Should I worry about my teens texting?

Should I worry about my teens texting?

By Michael Rich, MD Q: I’ve noticed that many parents worry a lot about their children texting. But when we were kids, we would spend hours on the phone, sometimes ...
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Arkansas bill puts youth safety and privacy in jeopardy

Arkansas bill puts youth safety and privacy in jeopardy

By Maria Spencer The Arkansas Consumer Safety Division website includes social networking tips that warn its citizens about improper use of social media. It reads, “Although social networking sites can ...
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'Revenge porn' is about betrayal, not pornography

'Revenge porn' is about betrayal, not pornography

Sharing explicit pictures or videos with an intimate partner is not always a harmful practice, but it can be devastating if those images get into the wrong hands -- like ...
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Social media still growing, with Instagram leading the way

Social media still growing, with Instagram leading the way

A lot of people scratched their heads when Facebook invested a billion dollars to buy Instagram in 2012. But, based on the results of a recent survey from Pew Research, ...
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