Both my daughter and I would have liked to unsee the images and words contained in this world, called “Mate With Me”. Unfortunately, what’s done is done. The only positive from this experience, has been the conversations and learning we’ve embarked on as a family about Internet safety.
Did you know you can use Siri to look up inappropriate pictures on the Web? I didn’t until I had a recent conversation about online safety with a friend. Here’s how to set restrictions on your iPhone or iPad to keep your kids safe.
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with technology safety. The more my kids get online, the more I realize I need to get involved in talking with them about using it safely. Most of my focus has been about online safety for younger kids. That said, my girls are closely approaching the tween/teen years and I will have to broach the topic of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat and Twitter.
If you are a parent or teacher, you will surely have had this conversation. The conversation that happens when your child or student starts talking … uncomfortably at first … about something that she saw, heard, or did that was seriously inappropriate… [Read more.]
I was shocked to learn that many of my girls third-grade classmates already have Facebook accounts! When are children old enough to go on Facebook? What about Twitter? Instagram? How can we help our kids navigate in this new world of social networks?