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Instagram for Kids PART 2

By Sheri Watkins In this video, we help you learn how to MINIMIZE THE RISKS of tweens and children using Instagram, the photo sharing app. If you are the parent or teacher of a tween, help them use social media wisely and become positive digital citizens with our online video training course, “Saving Face for […]

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Instagram for Kids PART 1

By Sheri Watkins In this video led by Sheri Watkins, we share important overview information for parents about Instagram.  Hear some REAL-LIFE EXAMPLES and get familiar with how your kids may be using this social network. If you are the parent or teacher of a tween, help them use social media wisely and become positive […]

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Do You “Over-Sharent?:” Social Media, Parenting & Knowing When to Stop Posting About Your Children

By Emily A. Hay Ultrasound photos and shots from the delivery room. Detailed descriptions of potty training hits and, um, misses. Injecting parental anecdotes into seemingly non-offspring related conversations. We’ve all been around moms or dads who share Too Much Information, right? But take that behavior (even though it comes from a good intention), mix […]

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Social Media Help for Parents of Tweens at the KidsLinked Festival

Hay There Social Media was proud to be one of hundreds of businesses that recently participated in the Kidslinked Music and Arts Harvest Festival in Columbus, OH.  The weather cooperated and families came out in droves!  (PS a big congratulations to our friend, Renee Belbeck and the National Association of W.O.M.E.N., for their partnership with […]

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Girls & Cyberbullying

By Sheri Watkins According to Microsoft’s recent worldwide online bullying survey, girls are more likely to be bullied online: 55% vs. 24% of boys. Also, those who bully online are twice as likely to be victims of cyberbullying themselves. These statistics may surprise you, but cyberbullying seems to be more prevalent among girls; both as […]

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What Parents Can Learn from Paris Jackson’s Tweets

For more than a decade, the public knew very little about Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson and sister to Prince and Blanket.  There were a few paparazzi photos but until her very famous father passed away, Paris Jackson was largely a mystery. However, like most other teenagers, she is an avid user […]

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Encouraging Tech-Savvy Preteen & Teen Girls Through Social Media

Today’s blog was prepared for the Internet Advisors show on WJR 760AM and on the Michigan Radio Network. You can access podcasts from the media section of our site with content from Emily A. Hay, the show’s Social Media Contributor. The Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) is the premier association for professional women […]

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Do your kids mind their social media manners?

One main focus of good parenting is teaching good manners. As parents one of the first lessons we teach is to say please and thank you, and to be polite in our interactions with others. But have you talked with your child about good social media manners? Obviously many of the same rules apply online […]

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Is My Tween Sharing Too Much About Her Life on Social Media?

Remember the shampoo ad from years ago…. “She told 2 friends, and they told 2 friends, and they told 2 friends, and so on and so on and so on….?” In today’s social media language, this is more like, “She shared with 500 friends and they shared with 500 friends, and so on, and so on, […]

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