Posts tagged "facebook"

Facebook is not for the faint of heart, or my 10 year-old

Facebook is not for the faint of heart, or my 10 year-old
I posted a picture of my child on Facebook and her reaction to the comments showed me that she is nowhere near ready for her own social media accounts. My sensitive tween has a bit of maturing to do before she puts her life out there on social networking sites for the world to see... Read more »

FTC: Kids' apps collect, share data without parental consent, knowledge

Do you know what your child is sharing on the apps that they use? The Federal Trade Commission’s “Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade” reviewed apps available in the Apple App Store and on Google, and found that many parents do not know what information the kids’ apps are collecting, and... Read more »

What parents must do to protect children from cyberbullying

Today I am very happy to welcome guest poster Kortney Peagram.  She owns a small company, Bulldog Solution, that runs anti-bullying, diversity, and leadership programs across Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. She has over 8 years of facilitation and training experience, and is sharing her advice on how parents can protect kids and tweens who... Read more »
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Where there's a will, there's a social network: Instagram is the new Facebook for tweens and teens

Where there's a will, there's a social network: Instagram is the new Facebook for tweens and teens
You may have decided that your tween or teen isn’t ready for Facebook.  The world of social networking may be a bit more than they can handle right now. But have you allowed Instagram, the free photo sharing app that can be cute or artistic?  Instagram and photos are different, right? Actually, maybe not. It... Read more »

Fallout from Facebook permitting tweens to join

Last week, Facebook said that it was changing its rules and officially permitting tweens to have accounts.  Apparently, 7.5 million tweens have beaten Facebook to the punch and  We weren’t the only ones talking about this development.  Here are a few of our favorite items on the web on the topic: Against letting tweens on... Read more »