Posts Tagged 'protecting kids online'

The way parents use Twitter and the way teens use Twitter couldn’t be more different. While many parents turn to the popular social channel for business networking, teens use Twitter to simply hang out—to see and be seen. They chat, joke, banter, and of course, they love to subtweet. Subtweeting is indirectly tweeting something about […]

“Hey! Who shut off the data?” Is this a familiar question in your house? Teens who panic when their data runs out or when they can’t find a Wi-Fi connection now have a way to text nearby pals by using an app called Jott. Jott is gaining momentum with Junior High and High School-aged kids […]

Sometimes as parents we need a little pat on the back and confirmation we’re doing something right. Well, the Intel Security Teens, Tweens & Technology 2015 research does just that. Now in its third year, the Teens, Tweens & Technology research provides a gauge on the behaviour and opinions of young Australians and their online […]

A Parent’s Handy Primer on Cyber Vocabulary – Part III For those who have been following our cyber vocabulary, welcome to the third installment of the primer. The thought that not many of us are aware of the terminologies in the cyber world, in spite of using the Internet around the clock got me thinking […]

It’s happening already. “I’m bored,” she says while standing in front of my desk as I work feverishly to meet a deadline. “I know,” I say without looking up. “Another hour and we can go to the mall or swimming.” One teen. One hour. One phone. One busy mom. ~~~~~~~ It’s a common summer scenario […]