We can't individually keep up with everything kids are doing. Make sure you heed the advice of those who care (like this blogger) and most importantly, KEEP CONVERSING WITH YOUR CHILDREN AND INSTILLING YOUR FAMILY'S VALUES IN THEM EVERY DAY. Remind them that what is inappropriate in person is also inappropriate online. And try not to over-react when they do mess up. Look at it as a learning/growth opportunity for both of you.
Problematic apps that are popular with kids and full of inappropriate content keep popping up. It’s like a game of whack-a-mole: just when you get a handle on one and smack it down, another one pops up. The latest offender: the app Yik Yak. Parents could be fooled by the friendly-looking yak logo, but hiding... Read more »
Three years ago, Scott Fitch couldn't believe what he was hearing. A college coach recruiting two of his Fairport High School boys basketball players called to say how much he liked what he saw after watching them play an AAU game, and that he thought both were good enough to see court time on his team as freshmen.
"But we're going to stop recruiting one of them," the college coach said.
Stunned, Fitch asked why.
"We found his Twitter account, looked through it and some of what we saw isn't representative of what our university is about," the recruiter explained.
It is quite common for kids, teens and younger, to have their own cell phones these days. With these new privileges there also should be some rules and boundaries set forth down by the parents. Her...
Great list! Sometimes, though, the cell phone can help with homework, especially if it's a smart phone. I would require homework to be done in a public place, though, especially for Tweens and young Teens, so use can be casually monitored.
There is no excuse, at this point, for a professional technology writer to be confused by Snapchat. It has something like 200 million active users. It is, by some metrics, the fastest-growing social app in the world. It has been the subject of Wall Street Journal think pieces, Forbes profiles,...
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