Owned by Snapchat’s parent company, the Bitmoji app allows users to create an “emoji” that looks like themselves. Since it’s easy to create Bitmojis and share them on other apps, teens could get themselves in trouble if they create an inappropriate Bitmoji that gets shared on social media.
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No matter how you configure your student’s Twitch security settings, there is no way to know if content is safe for your student unless you become familiar with the platform and review their favorite videos or streamers. However, we recommend students focus on apps that can have a positive impact.
According to a recent poll by CNN, 50% of teens feel they are addicted to their mobile devices while 59% of parents say their teens are addicted to screens. So, we asked 5 experts to share tips parents can use to help their children develop a healthy relationship with screens.
Similar to iTunes, Steam is an online distribution platform for users to buy and play video games. Users get instant access to thousands of games that are available on Steam. Don’t let your children play Steam without supervision. Be involved and monitor their activity to keep them safe.
Lipsi is an anonymous feedback app where students can accept anonymous feedback from others. Anonymous apps like the Lipsi app are not safe for students and don’t help them build a positive digital footprint. We’ve seen similar apps removed from the Apple App Store due to cyberbullying.
Taking your digital resume to the next level is sometimes easier said than done (especially if this is your first resume). So, we asked 7 experts to share their best advice for creating a digital resume that stands out from the crowd.
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.
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 more about your child’s school day, and teach positive online behaviors.
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 5 experts to share 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.
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 share 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 share 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 online.
We asked 5 experts to share 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 model positive behaviors, how to take a social media break, and more.
Sometimes monitoring your student online can feel like you’re being overprotective, but according to a recent statistic from GuardChild 43% of teens say they would change their online behavior if they knew that their parents were watching them. So, it’s important for parents to monitor kids online.
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.