Posts Tagged 'Family Safety'

Shaming others publicly has been a social practice that far predates social media. When we are not eating, working, or sleeping, hierarchy-happy humans tend to rank, dog-pile, one-up, judge, call out, stereotype, and ridicule. We rephrase it, couch it in clever or passive aggressive phrasing, or slap a hashtag on it to fold it into […]

Three new apps mark a new generation of social networking by giving users the ability to live-stream with anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world. So exactly what is live-streaming? It’s simply using your smartphone to transmit video to countless other people in real time. Periscope, Meerkat, and YouNow are three live-streaming apps that allow live-streaming […]

Unfortunately, cyberbullying is prevalent, and a growing threat in today’s always-connected world. Cyberbullying refers to bullying done via computers, or similar technologies, such as cell phones. This kind of bullying usually includes mean or threatening comments, or public posts through texts, emails, voice mails, social media posts, all intended to embarrass the victim. Cyberbullying can […]

Forget making the football team or honor society, for teens, social hierarchy is measured by how hefty your follower count is on Twitter. Studies show that while Facebook is still the #1 social network for teens, Twitter is one of the top three digital cruising lanes. And if you think your teen doesn’t have a […]

We now spend a staggering 86% of our mobile time on apps, according to the latest stats. Downloading apps and clicking “ok” when asked for access to our mobile lives has become second nature for most people. Immediate gratification and entertainment are trumping our better judgment in some cases and giving a leg up to […]