Tweens and Kik – It’s Far From Kicks

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 You Tween and Kik As a mom, and a communications professional in the technology space, I’ve heard some pretty scary stories about kids’ use of social media. Predators lurking on Facebook, bullying happening via Twitter and even suspicious activity occurring on Minecraft. Add in all the news about SnapChat and Ask.FM and it’s easy to […]

Five “Back to School” Rules for Technology

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Technology Needs Back to School Rules, Too As kids get older, more and more of their school work is completed online. Homework assignments, research, and collaborating with their classmates on projects are now all completed through the Web instead of at the library — like we used to do it in the olden days. Although […]

When It’s the Parents Who Act Bad

It’s not just the kids who are naughty on social media… The parents can make your skin crawl. We have had our fair share of bad weather this winter here in NC.. Mother Nature has been nothing short of bipolar.. 70 degrees one day, an inch of ice the next.  The kids have had delays, […]

Teens Building Their Digital Trail During the Summer: Summertime Blogs

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Digital citizenship is a phrase we have heard a lot recently. Teaching our kids and especially teens to be upstanding citizens online as they are offline is a priority. Creating a positive digital image will affect their future. It is a fact, there will come a time when your child’s name will be put through […]

Four Reasons My Kids Don’t Use Electronics in Public

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Do Your Kid Use Electronics in Public? My beautiful daughter had attached a pink silk flower to the top of her head so she would be visible amongst the other penguin-attired, middle school orchestra members. Standard issue white shirt with black bottoms clogged the stage. When I saw the flower appear, I knew where to keep […]

Winter Break, Spring Break: No Break for Online Reputation

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It is that time of the year again, when teens are planning their trips or what they will be doing with their time off during school break. One thing we know about teenagers: their social media won’t be taking any vacations, quite the contrary, keystrokes and uploads usually work overtime. Parents continue to have the […]

Zact Mobile – The Smart Smartphone for Your Tween #Sponsored

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Should You Get Your Tween a Smartphone for Christmas? Disclosure: We participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Zact. We received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. #MC One of the questions we hear from a lot of parents of teens and tweens is that they’re not ready to […]

Keeping Your Teens and Tweens Safe Online Plus a Giveaway

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This is a sponsored post. Gecko Parents has kindly given us TEN licenses to giveaway to our readers. Read how Gecko Parents can help you keep your tweens and teens safe online and enter for a chance to win a license below! As our children grow into teenagers we all know the growing amount of […]