Tagged with teens

The Blue Whale Challenge – Is Your Teen Doing It?

[NOTE: Since researching this game, several websites (snopes.com, netfamilynews.org, and webwise.ie) are suggesting that this game may be the result of fake news. Fake or not, the more teens that read about it, some may actually start doing it. I do know one thing for sure. The daughter of a friend started playing this game a … 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

Cyberbullying – STOPit

  A relatively new anti-cyberbullying app has been created by Todd Schobel called STOPit. He got the idea when he heard about 15-year old Amanda Todd. Amanda killed herself in 2012 after years of enduring bullying. The app is designed to give kids a way to report cyberbullying.  Of course there is no app that … Continue reading