Monthly Archives: June 2012

What is Instagram? Your tweens and teens are on it!

Instagram is very, very simple.  It is an App that can only be loaded on an iphone, ipad, or ipod – at least at the moment.  It is free. You create a Profile, add your name, a blurb about you, your age, your mobile … Continue reading

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Guns, Boys and Facebook – A Teachable Moment!

Some say that the AOC have reacted too strongly by banning these boys from the Olympic Village after their event. But would you be happy if your sons posted a photo like this? What impression does it give of these boys? … Continue reading

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We know who you are, where you live, when you are in, when you are out, and where you go…..and it’s you who tells us!

 This isn’t just about keeping your children cybersafe….this warning applies to us all. Geotagging and Facebook statuses can reveal frighteningly too much information and place us all in danger! Geotagging refers to the practice of adding location information –  like … Continue reading

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Facebook for Under 13s? Your thoughts?

It seems as if Facebook has decided on an, ‘If you can’t beat them, join them, attitude’.  It was annouced on June 4, this week that Facebook are working on a new “child platform”. It would allow children under the age of 13 … Continue reading

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What is Skype? Are your Tweens or Teens on it? Is it Safe?

One of our parents asked me what Skype was, the other day.  Good question! If you and your friend have Skype on your computers you can ‘ring’ each other up and talk to each other just like being on the … Continue reading

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Moshi Monster Menace?

Are Moshi Monsters dangerous?  No, they are cute, fun little critters but parents must ensure the cyber safety of their children if they play these games at home.  It is essential that parents have criticial conversations with their tots and tweens if they are allowing them to … Continue reading

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