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CBS Detroit WWJ Interview about How to Keep Your Kids Safe on Social Media

Emily A. Hay was interviewed on CBS Detroit WWJ Newsradio 950 about how parents and teachers can keep tweens safe on social media.  The discussion covered best practices at home and ways teachers are using social media in the classroom.  You can listen to the interview here on CBS Detroit. (Originally aired Monday, September 16th […]

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Snap, Chat, Poke: What’s the recommended allowance for kids and mobile apps?

By Sheri Watkins There’s a growing concern among parents of tech-savvy kids: Young children are getting their own smartphones and tablets, meaning they have access to more and more apps. Many of these are not appropriate for children, yet can be downloaded quickly and easily — usually for free! Our team expert, Sheri Watkins, recently posted […]

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Instagram for Kids PART 3

By Sheri Watkins In this video, parents can learn how to be sure PRIVACY SETTINGS are in place on Instagram. 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 Parents of Tweens.” Get a […]

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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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What is Digital Citizenship?

Is your early teen or “tween” (ages 8-14) a social media user?  Perhaps your tween is a social media enthusiast or perhaps just getting into social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and blogs.  Regardless of how frequently they use social media today, do you know: is your tween a good digital citizen? The […]

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