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Erin McCowey

Volunteer, Family Online Safety Institute

Erin McCowey is from Portage, Michigan and a recent graduate of the University of Michigan where she studied Political Science and International Studies. She previously interned at FOSI in Summer 2016 where she researched US States for GRID and wrote blog posts for Good Digital Parenting.


Recently written by Erin

What Parents Should Know About tbh

With temperatures falling and winter approaching, students are starting to settle into their new school year and what was once exciting becomes monotonous. With that in mind, new trends from August and September should be boring to your kids by now. However, one app bucks the trend and remains popular into the second marking period of school: tbh. “tbh”, which stands for ‘to be honest’, is billed as an app to give anonymous feedback to friends. The catch is that all of the feedback is positive and uplifting, and only from people you know. This app only uses contacts from your phone, unlike some other anonymous social media apps (Yik Yak and Sarahah) that can have submissions from strangers.