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In this Parent University member newsletter we talk about which social networks are the worst offenders when it comes to showing children mature content, a new study that revealed suicide-related hospital visits have nearly tripled for adolescents, how Snapchat made it easier for students to share their location, and more.
If you don’t use a healthy amount of caution when it comes to what images you put out there for the world to see online and on social media, then you can begin to develop a negative digital footprint. In this post, learn how to build positive image search results.
In this episode, Josh Ochs sat down with a high school student named Carson Magee who raises awareness for students with Type 1 diabetes. Learn how Carson uses social media and positive online content to raise awareness for his cause.
13 Reasons Why is a Netflix series based on a 2007 novel, by the same name, that depicts suicide in a graphic manner and is incredibly popular with teens. Many educators and psychologists have raised concerns that the show may serve as a trigger for self-injury among vulnerable students.
In this Parent University member newsletter we talk about an app that has double the amount of daily users as Snapchat (hint: it’s not Instagram), how Snapchat is rolling back on their redesign (and how it affects families), how a 9 year old’s Instagram got her mother fired, and more.
Life360 Family Locator is a real time location-sharing app that uses GPS location data to report the location of users. Users create geofences around their home, and other frequently visited destinations. If your family uses the app, be aware that your children can start sharing their location with their friends.
The deodorant challenge is the latest teen viral trend. To participate, students spray their bare skin (or someone else’s) with aerosol deodorant for as long as they can stand it. The challenge is painful, can have a lasting impact, causes scarring, and is causing some teens to be hospitalized.
The Slender Man is a fictional character who originated from a viral internet meme. The character is portrayed as a tall, thin, and faceless man in a black suite who goes around traumatizing people. Although he is fictitious, the Slender Man is causing teens to act dangerously.
There have been a lot of digital safety updates in the news. In this Parent University member newsletter we talk about keeping students safe on Fortnite: Battle Royale, the new social media challenge that has teens snorting things up their nose, what Snapchat updated this week, and more.
Schools nationwide promote Parent University to their parents to keep their community safe on social media
- This program gives parents videos to watch with their kids
- Students listen to an outside trusted expert and are more engaged
- Parents also get classes that bring them up to speed on the latest apps