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YELLOW IS GETTING HOT

There is an app called Yellow that is increasing in popularity. There are many that call Yellow “Tinder for kids.” For those that don’t know what Tinder is, it is a dating app that adults use to primarily locate hook-ups.   WHAT IS YELLOW Yellow helps you find and make new friends on Snapchat and … Continue reading

Fake Social Media?

This week, 13-year-old Malachi Hemphill lost his life.  He was videotaping himself on Instagram Live while he was handling a gun. The gun accidentally went off. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  His mother said that 10 to 15 kids showed up at her house after the accident … Continue reading

APPS & YOUR TEENAGER

I recently spoke to a group of parents, teachers and administrators at my daughter’s school. The general topic was online safety and what parents can do to keep their kids safe(r) online.  The specific topics were: Digital Natives Inappropriate Communications Oversharing Hiding Apps Cyberbullying Predators Sexting Popular Apps How to protect your child today and … Continue reading

YouNow – GO LIVE AND SHARE YOUR WORLD

There is an app that is gaining in popularity. The app is called YouNow. Some people refer to YouNow as being a live YouTube.   HOW DOES IT WORK You can broadcast your life with YouNow. With YouNow and your smartphone, tablet or computer, you can live-stream to the world whatever you are doing and … Continue reading

THE TINDER HOOK UP

It never ends. There is always some new app or social media site to be concerned about. I have said this many times and it is still true: Technology is not necessarily a bad thing. It all depends on how it is being used. Tinder is an app for Apple or Android phones that was … Continue reading

HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE ONLINE

I recently spoke to a group of parents, educators, and IT professionals about online safety and kids. After my presentation, we had some very interesting conversations about what kids are doing online and the dangers that they face. In this blog post, I will mention some key things that were mentioned in my workshop that … Continue reading

Social Media and Pimps

I read a story recently at CNN Money. The story was about Nina (not her real name). Her story begins when she was 18 years old. She was from an upper middle-class home and college bound when her life changed forever.  She accepted a Facebook “friend” request from a boy that she thought was, “so … Continue reading

TOO MANY SOCIAL-NETWORK EMAILS?

  If you are like me, you get more than enough emails every day. If you subscribe to any of the social networking sites, I am sure you have learned that social-networks can be an additional source of unwanted emails. Depending on your settings, you may get an email every time someone mentions you or … Continue reading

USE FACEBOOK? TIMELINE IS COMING LIKE IT OR NOT

I’ll be brief because the links below contain more details about Facebook’s Timeline. WHAT IS IT? Facebook users will automatically be presented with a new look called Timeline. It is a new scrolling visual scrapbook-like feature that will replace the profile page. It will show many if not all of your previous posts and pictures. … Continue reading