Cyber-Safety: To Spy or Not To Spy

Cyber-Safety: To Spy or Not To Spy

To Spy or Not to Spy?

I am the founder of a tech company (The Social U) that specializes in scanning and scoring social media accounts for students to ensure that what they post online doesn’t prevent them from getting an internship, a job, a scholarship or into college. We also educate young people on various issues concerning cyber-safety and online etiquette.

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5 Tips for Talking With Your Child About Social Media

5 Tips for Talking With Your Child About Social Media

Tips for Talking About Social Media With Kids

Talking to your kids about social media isn't as easy it might seem.  Below are 5 tips to help you talk to your kids about social media so that they learn to use it properly.

  1. Start early
  2. Don’t make it an inquisition
  3. Show them examples of social media “don’ts”
  4. Use statistics to your advantage
  5. Keep it simple and short
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How Much Media Time is Too Much?

How Much Media Time is Too Much?

Did You Hear The One About Teens Spending 9 Hours A Day With Media? Not So Fast…

I've read articles touting the “new landmark study” illuminating how much time tweens and teens spend with media. To be honest, the reporting and headlines really upset me – but not because I think there is something wrong with how tweens and teens today use media. Rather, the way the study is being presented focuses on shock value as opposed to what the data really tells us. Here are some of my favorite headlines from the news about the same study:

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