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.
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Instagram is one of the most popular apps with students between the ages of 8-18. Update February 18, 2019 about the pressures of Instagram on those your student’s may follow/admire (source): Instagram Influencers are turning to life coaches to help them deal with the pressures of forging a career on social media. Very few people […]
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.
The Private Photo Calculator App was extremely popular in 2016. There are now hundreds of apps that allow students to hide their inappropriate photos behind an innocent loing calculator app (or another style of app that los innocent). These apps are popular because they help a student to hide their behavior from their parents.
Although social media allows you to connect with like-minded people from all over the world, every comment or photo you post could potentially harm your reputation later on in life. This is where a social media clean up comes in handy. In this post, 6 experts their best tips.
Discord is a free voice, video, and text chat app for gamers. Even though the Discord Chat app has built-in safety features, it’s important for parents to be aware that the app can still be dangerous for students. Learn how to keep your family safe on the Discord app.
Our Parent App Guides are based on real questions we get from parents and educators all over the world. Instead of keeping our research private, we our Parent App Guides with our audience to help them keep their family safe on.
As parents, it’s important to talk to your children about the dark side of social media before they learn about it from untrusted (or dangerous) sources. So, we asked 5 experts to ways parents can talk to their kids about the dark side of social media.
With constant access the internet, it can be difficult to know when you’ve developed an addiction and need to take a social media break. Learn how taking a social media break can help you get into a positive mindset, be productive, and avoid comparing yourself to others on.
This week we sat down with Caro Leach who writes, researches, and speaks about why professionals need a social media strategy for their career. In this episode we discuss the power of , when students should make a profile, and how they can use to enhance their resume.
We asked 10 experts to the positive impact of social media on teen and tweens. Learn how social media provides a platform for positive resume building.
We sat down with David Kaufmann a technology teacher at Medina City Schools who has been a teacher for over 18 years. In this podcast episode, discover tactical tips for monitoring your child’s social media activity, setting internet safety rules, and teaching them how to develop positive screen time habits.
Recently, we sat down with Tracy Wright who is a writer from Giggle Magazine to talk about cyberbullying. In this episode, learn what cyberbullying warning signs to lo out for and what parents can do before a bullying turns into a life-threatening situation.
Targeted to kids ages 8-12 Roblox is the largest user-generated on gaming platform. A recent study revealed that the average monthly visits for Roblox users under the age of 13 is 25.5 visits. So, we created this Roblox Safety Guide for parents to help you keep your family safe.
With a recent survey by University of Phoenix revealing that very few U.S. adults consider their cyber safety when traveling, we asked Sterling Kellis to provide tips to help travelers stay secure. He advises vacationers to follow a simple cyber hygiene acronym: R-I-S-K.
We sat down with Lori Davis from Xavier School to discuss her school’s experience watching our Digital Safety Event videos. In this episode, Lori describes how the videos helped her educate students on how they can make their on presence the number one ticket to getting into their preferred university.