Monthly Archives: June 2014

American Psychiatric Association Makes It Official: ‘Selfie’ a Mental Disorder

While there is a fair bit of ‘tongue in cheek’ in this article it comes close to belief!!  Global Trend News reports on its website that:  ‘The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has officially confirmed what many people thought all along: … Continue reading

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What is Whisper? New Teen App!

Whisper is an app that combines our fascination  with secrets and mystery with the juicy salaciousness of gossip. All done anonymously.  It is a teen’s dream!  And it has recently exploded in its use by university students and teens.  Essentially, it is a smartphone app … Continue reading

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Do you know if your child has a Kik Account?

Parents would be wise to keep an eye on the apps their tweens and teens are using on their ipods and smart phones.   Kik allows free text and pic sending services between those who have downloaded the app on their phone or … Continue reading

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Parents can reveal too much online! Baby in the Bath Pic

We love sharing photos of our children online.  But what are the risks?  It is unlikely, that children would be identified and tracked down by someone sinister though we should make sure that they are not wearing anything that might … Continue reading

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