Are the young people in your life disconnected from the world around them because their eyes seem to be glued to the screens of their mobile devices?
Parents of teens probably knew this already, but the Pew Research Center just confirmed it for everybody: YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are US 13-17 year-olds' top social media picks now - at 85%, 72% and 69%, respectively.
Taking a break from social media can be a way to relax a bit and think more, and for some families it is also a way to enforce general household rules.
Just when you thought all social media sites were created and no one could possibly have a unique idea for another site, a company called Musical.ly Inc. has created an app aimed towards teens.
Although the idea of taking a selfie is a harmless one, taking selfies can sometimes lead to unsafe situations. Use these tips to exercise safety when taking selfies.
The younger we teach teens the importance of how and when to comment, the more likely we will live in a civil world – a world in which people will gain humanity and perspective as to how their thoughts and words can impact someone’s life.
Memes are popular to share and reblog, repost or retweet, especially among teens. But, memes crop out the story behind them.
While live streaming apps can be a great tool, they can also have serious consequences for children. It’s important for parents to understand what dangers can arise with these apps and make sure they educate their children as well.
It goes back to the old cliché many of us were taught by our grandparents and parents: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all." We need to take this advice into our digital world.
We are kicking off the summer with Internet Safety Month! To celebrate we are highlighting our best tools, resources and advice for keeping your family safe online. There are a lot of really great parental controls and privacy settings out there that are a great place to start when thinking about Internet Safety.