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How can social media be used for education purposes?

How can social media be used for education purposes?

We’ve written on the benefits of social media for teens before on our blog in our posts, “A deeper dive into the positive effects of social networking” and “Are there positive effects from social media for teens?” Today, we’re looking at one specific way social media can benefit tech savvy tweens and teens. That’s when it’s used appropriately for educational purposes.

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Liking, Engaging, Commenting, & Following : Is This A Good Thing?

Liking, Engaging, Commenting, & Following : Is This A Good Thing?

Social media and the internet have taken over so many aspects of our lives. An infinite amount of information is constantly available at people’s fingertips. There is now the ability to control appliances and different functions of your home from your smartphone. It’s astounding to see the abundance of friend and family updates being shared on every social platform imaginable. Is this always a good thing for your mental health and well-being?

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What Is COPPA?

What Is COPPA?

If you have ever perused our Resources for Parents page, you may have seen that certain popular apps and social media sites are not COPPA Compliant (such as Twitter). But what does that really mean? Today, we’re diving into what COPPA is, who COPPA protects, and why COPPA is important.

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Your Teen & Sexting

Your Teen & Sexting

Over half of all teens have been asked at some point to send naked or explicit pictures of themselves to another person on their phone or through social media. Scary statistic, right? But what can you do, as a parent, to help them understand the dangers of sexting and to avoid any permanent damage to your teen and their reputation?

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Digital Detox - Part 1

Digital Detox - Part 1

In our hyperconnected world, there’s a Fear Of MIssing Out that is driving our digital addictions. It starts innocently enough… Just signing up for Facebook to keep up with your cousins who live out of town, then Instagram to keep up with what your kids are doing, and before you know it, hours and hours of each day are spent online, scrolling, swiping, liking, and favoriting. When do you know it’s taken over your life? And, are you thinking that a Digital Detox may be in order for a New Year’s resolution for you and your family?

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