Fortnite is a very popular game that was released in 2017. There are 2 different versions of the game; Fortnite: Save the World and Fortnite: Battle Royale. Fortnite: Battle Royale is the version that is really popular with students. Learn how to keep your children safe if they play Fortnite.
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ClassDojo for parents, teachers, and students is a free communication app. When used safely, the ClassDojo app can serve as a tool to track student progress, get involved, learn about your child’s school day, and teach positive on behaviors.
Due to ’s popularity, we’ve updated this Parent App Guide to continue to help parents keep students safe. Learn why is so popular with teens, important teen statistics, why is in our Red Zone, and what to do if your child has an account.
Social media mishaps are bound to happen but how you react will make all of the difference for your digital foot, on reputation, and search results. Being prepared is the best method for preventing a mistake. So, we asked 5 experts to their tips for overcoming social media mishaps.
The Marco Polo app is a video instant messaging app that encourages users to find their friends who already use the app by requesting access to the user’s phone contacts. Learn what you can do to keep your student safe if they have this app.
The Tik T app is a music video social media platform that merged with Musical.ly in August 2018. All Musical.ly users are being moved to the Tik T app. Find out why this app is so popular.
Similar to Snapchat’s “Snap Map“, Mappen is a social media networking app that focuses on location sharing. The Mappen app is not safe for students to use and if your student has it, ete it immediately. Apps that use location sharing services make it easy for predators to target children.
By creating a system to earn a virtual allowance for kids, parents can help their children develop healthy behaviors while also teaching them financial responsibility. So, we asked 3 experts to their best advice on setting up a virtual allowance for kids.
It’s important for parents to learn how to talk to their children about social media and body image, create a supportive environment, and teach them how to avoid the negative effects of social media. So, we asked 3 experts to their best tips for parents
Before giving them access to social media or their own device, it’s important to talk about internet safety for kids. Regular and casual conversations can help your student develop healthy screen time behaviors before they even start creating accounts on social media. Get conversations starters and tips for elementary students.
Rules of Survival is a battle royale style game, similar to Fortnite. Up to 300 people play until there is only 1 player left. Parents should be aware that children can talk to other players in the game, some of the character’s outfits are suggestive, and there are in-app purchases.
Like most hobbies, playing videos games can be safe in moderation. However, younger students who have not yet developed the ability to self-regulate their behavior need guidance and support to develop those skills. Learn the negative effects of video games and how you can protect your children.
Apple introduced a new feature called Screen Time which is the first effort from a major manufacturer to promote positive screen time behaviors. We created this Apple Screen Time Guide for Parents to help you learn how to use this new feature and keep your students safe on.
New social media statistics from Common Sense Media shed light on teens’ changing social media habits. It will come as no surprise to many parents that teen social media has increased dramatically. Understanding the trends of teen social media use will help your student build a positive digital foot.
Instagram is one of the most popular apps with students between the ages of 8-18. We created a parent guide for Instagram to help you better understand this popular student app. Listen to this episode on our podcast: What is Instagram? Instagram is a free photo-sharing application that allows users to take photos, apply a […]
We asked 5 experts to their best tips parents can use to limit screen time. Learn how you can create a daily routine for your family, how to encourage your students to earn screen time, how to mo positive behaviors, how to take a social media break, and .
We asked 15 social media safety experts to their best tips for students who want to start using social media responsibly. Learn how logging time spent on social media, teaching accountability, thinking before posting, and can help students become good digital citizens.
Sometimes monitoring your student on can feel like you’re being overprotective, but according to a recent statistic from GuardChild 43% of teens say they would change their on behavior if they knew that their parents were watching them. So, it’s important for parents to monitor kids on.
Does your family need a digital detox? Do your kids always pick up their phone when they’re bored? In this episode, Josh sat down with Jill Simonian, TV Host & Entertainment Journalist turned Parenting Lifestyle Contributor, to talk about the negative impact screen time can have on students.
Since employers checking social media before hiring an applicant is becoming increasingly common, a social media mistake can come back to haunt you years later when you’re filling out dozens of job applications. So, it’s important to be prepared before applying to your first job.