Tips for Talking about Sexting with your Teen

Smartphones enable teens to connect and engage with their friends and the world. These devices can also capitalize on the impulsivity of teenagers. Add in hormones and boyfriend/girlfrend, teens may be tempted to take or share a sext. I wrote about sexting with Amy Lang, from Bird+Bees+Kids, almost 4 years ago. We collaborated on a script…

Snapchat is more than a disappearing photo app

The results from a recent survey will not surprise parents with teenagers. According to the Piper Jaffray study “Taking Stock with Teens”, Snapchat is the number one social network for teens. For the first time, Snapchat surpasses Instagram with Snapchat receiving 28% of votes and Instagram a close second with 27%. When Snapchat first launched,…

What Parents Need to Know about Pinterest

Beside Facebook, Pinterest was the only other social network I learned about from my friends not my teenagers. Because of my teens utter lack of interest in Pinterest, I never felt the need to write a Parent’s Guide. Recently, I heard from parents who shared some concerns about Pinterest. I decided to take a closer look. Pinterest is…

How Familoop supports Digital Parenting

(To evaluate this product I was given a Live Demo and will receive a free subscription when released. Familoop Safeguard was not involved in the writing of this piece and all opinions are my own. In the future, I will be working with Familoop as their Digital Parenting Expert. To learn more about Familoop and digital parenting,…

Free Book for Internet Safety Month

June is Internet Safety Month. To celebrate, I am offering my ebook, Talking Digital: A Parent’s Guide to Teaching Kids How to Share Smart and Stay Safe Online, free until June 23. I will be releasing an updated version in Fall 2015. If there is a topic or question you would like included in the next…

Late holiday gift for parents – YouTube Kids App

Most of my blog posts focus on teens and what they are doing online. With touchscreens and tablets, younger and younger kids are playing in the digital world. Like the real world, there are places in the digital world where you do not want your kids hanging out. How do parents allow young kids the freedom to…