SnapChat: What Parents Need to Know

12th April 2014

What is SnapChat? SnapChat is a mobile app that allows users to take a photo – known as a “snap” – then caption it (or draw on it) before sending it to one or more other SnapChat users. The recipient of the SnapChat will only be able to view the snap for up to 10…

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“This ain’t the movies” – 13+ age limit a requirement NOT a recommendation on Facebook

21st January 2014

You know when you go to watch a movie, such as The Parent Trap, or Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone you are greeted with that screen that recommends Parental Guidance for viewers under the age of 13? And then you as a parent use your discretion as to whether your teen is mature enough to watch that…

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Parents: Lose the social media fear!!

8th January 2014

I often hear parents express fear over their children using social media. This is understandable – there are many things that could go wrong online. But at the same time, there are many things that could go right. I also find that the more parents know about social media, the less the fear consumes them.…

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Club Penguin in a Nutshell

5th January 2014

Unless you have a child who is between the ages of about six to fourteen, you have probably never even heard of Club Penguin. Basically, Club Penguin is a social game world for tweens that involves – you guessed it – penguins! I know a number of parents are curious about this highly popular site,…

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