Posts Tagged 'facebook'

I am convinced that the mobile device is now an official appendage to the teenage body; an extension of the mind, heart, and hand (okay—let’s say it—even the face). It’s function is to connect, affirm, entertain and educate. Without it, our kids feel lost. Think I’m exaggerating? Just hide your kids’ phone and watch him […]

At a recent ladies’ get-together, discussion about the murky world of online grooming, cyber stalking, and identity thieves found its way to our lunch table. Everyone had a story to relate about Facebook friends turning kidnappers, handsome teens in chatrooms turning out to be adult men, children revealing personal details while playing online games and […]

Being a parent in a socially networked world is likely one of the toughest challenges you will face. In the thick of this challenge, I’ve shifted my parenting approach significantly over the past several years. I’ve evolved, as many of you have witnessed on this blog, from being a panicked protector to a full-time preparer. A key shift for me personally has been […]

Ever thought about a detox for Easter? Now don’t be alarmed, I am not referring to chocolate – I am thinking technology. With most Aussie school kids on holidays over the Easter break, Easter is a perfect time to take some genuine time out from our technology-based lives. No need to worry about homework, the […]

  Last week we talked about the dangers that can arise with apps that allow anonymous users to interact. Equally concerning is the growing popularity of location tracking apps among teens. Designed to help moms keep track of kids, these apps serve a great purpose. However, they can be misused by teens looking for nearby friends if privacy settings […]