The TikTok app is a social network for making and sharing short videos. It’s now the top most downloaded app in the world. There are a number of parental controls parents should be aware of – in addition to many safety and privacy concerns.
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Learn the best digital tips, tools, and apps that can help students on the Autism Spectrum thrive at school and at home.
The Triller app is a social media network where users can make and share videos. The app has a large song library and uses custom algorithms to easily edit clips.
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. We asked 10 experts to share their best advice on setting up a virtual allowance for kids.
With more students now taking remote classes and completing their assignments online, we asked eight experts to share their best tips to help reduce digital distractions.
There’s so much bad publicity these days about kids and social media. But there are also kids and teens out there using social media in positive ways that show you’re never too young to make a difference. Learn how 11 teens are using social media for good deeds.
With easy access to the internet from any mobile device, it’s not a question of if our kids will be exposed to pornography; it’s a matter of when. Learn how to start talking to kids about pornography, how to give kids an action plan, when to start talking, and more.
Omegle’s tagline is “Talk to strangers!” and its homepage shows tens of thousands of strangers logged on at any given moment. SmartSocial.com explains what Omegle is and why it’s not safe for students.
Parents: should you be following your kids on social media? The Smart Social team consulted with some experts and they all agree– yes! So how can parents keep their kids safe online and encourage good digital behavior without being too intrusive? Read our article to learn more.
Online portfolios create an opportunity for students to showcase their strengths and values to college admissions officers. Learn which platforms students can utilize for building their online portfolio and techniques for sharing their accomplishments and goals online.
As parents and educators, we know that screen time can be a double edge sword. So, how can we teach students to use screen time productively while setting limits on screen time that has no value? In this blog post, experts share their best tips.
Instagram is one of the most popular apps for teens. And more than 1 billion users worldwide are now logging on to share photos, videos, stories, and now Reels. Click here to read our complete guide to Instagram, with new updates for 2020.
The Byte app lets users make and share short video loops. It launched in late January 2020 with a lot of online hype about its similarity to its predecessor, Vine. The Byte app’s popularity is now skyrocketing as TikTok’s future comes into question.
It might often feel like you’re competing with social media and the television to get your child’s attention. Read some great ideas for incorporating a tech-free fun night into the family’s weekly schedule.
With recent statistics showing that only 20-30% of students tell an adult when they’re being bullied, it is more important than ever for parents to teach them how to handle cyberbullying.
Nicknamed “Tinder for Snapchat” and “Tinder for Teens”, the Yubo app markets itself as a way to make new friends. But not everyone on the app may be who they say they are.
Social media mishaps are bound to happen but how you react will make all of the difference for your digital footprint, online reputation, and search results. Being prepared is the best method for preventing a mistake. So, we asked 11 experts to share their tips for overcoming social media mishaps.
The Randonautica app markets itself as a “Choose Your Own Adventure Reality Game” where players are sent to random locations. It might sound enticing and exciting to students, but safety is a major concern with this app.
Negative social media use can lead to some serious consequences, like missed job opportunities or college rejections. Read these tips from social media safety experts to teach kids how to stay safe, positive, and responsible whenever they go online.
Sometimes there are hidden apps on tween’s or teen’s phones. We show you a few simple steps you to find out if your kids are hiding apps from you.