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.
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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.
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.
Do you and your kids always pick up your devices when you’re bored? Your family could benefit from a digital detox. Learn how to encourage everyone in your family to find a better balance with online and offline activities.
The Zynn app is a new Chinese-owned TikTok copycat app that pays people to watch videos and refer friends. This Zynn app guide explains how the app works and why there are lots of privacy, data, and safety concerns for young users.
Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free, multiplayer game that is incredibly popular with students. The concept of the game is simple – the last player to survive the battle wins. But this isn’t a traditional war game.
Digital distractions are now a daily struggle for many moms and dads. Read expert advice on how to be a more present parent in today’s digital world, even while working from home.
WhatsApp is easy to use and offers several free ways for people to connect, without using their smartphone’s data or minutes. This guide will help parents and educators understand the app and help students who use it stay safe.
Students tend to stay away from the social media platform Facebook, although it can be a great tool to help students Shine Online™.
The Netflix app allows users to stream or download popular movies and shows from a mobile device. Learn to use the app’s new parental controls here.
Finstagram (Finsta) is a fake (or second) Instagram account. Students get a Finsta to post silly or inappropriate content for a smaller, selective group of friends.
Netflix Party is a free Google Chrome extension that lets friends get together, virtually, to watch Netflix videos and chat about them.
The Zoom app is all over the news for kids and adults since people are using it for class time, family time, and social connections. But is it safe to use? Smart Social asked some experts for some safety tips.
Squad is a video chat app that lets users share their screens with others. Friends can have a lot of fun on the app, but strangers can connect on Squad too.
Many parents are more lenient, while schools are closed, when it comes to screen time and social media. SmartSocial.com has many tools to help families stay safe online when classes are canceled.
Messenger Kids is a video chat and messaging app, from Facebook. It’s built for kids and designed to give parents more control. Messenger Kids can be a starting point for a student’s first social media account, but parents should be aware of data and privacy concerns.