Category Archives: Twitter

Pornography Alert – Twitter’s Vine is now Age Restricted, 17+

I recently wrote and asked parents to talk to their teens and tweens about Twitter’s Vine, which allows users to upload 6 seconds of video onto Twitter. Twitter is now warning users and viewers that it “contains age-restricted material” and that no one under 17 … Continue reading

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Nasty Facebook – A Conversation to have with your Teen

Cyberbullying, trolling and flaming. The Sunday Age Editorial clearly explains that Social Media Users are NOT above the law. This means teenagers too are NOT above the law. In the world behind a screen teens sometimes think (or don’t think perhaps) that they can write anything. … Continue reading

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Facebook Approaches 1 Billion Users

According to an article in Mashable, Facebook will reach 1 billion users before the end of 2012. Facebook currently has 901 million active users, up 56 million since the start of the year! Other staggering figures quoted in the article are … Continue reading

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The Phenomenal Growth of Social Media!

So you think, (or hope) that social media, will die a natural death, that it has had its ’15 minutes of fame’, that the world will get sick of it and that it won’t be around in a few years’ time? Have … Continue reading

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A “dummy’s” guide for parents to Twitter

You’ve definitely heard about Twitter. You’d have to be living in the desert not to. But could you articulate what it is? Could you explain its value? Maybe, you sort of know, or pretend to know, or don’t know. Maybe … Continue reading

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The Importance of Social Media

This is an update on a video you may have seen before about the rise and importance of social media. The statistics are amazing! Social media is here to stay. As Erik Qualman says in this video “We don’t have … Continue reading

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Adam Goodes Internet Safety Tips

Adam Goodes, AFL star with the Sydney Swans, has filmed a video in conjunction with Telstra to give advice on online safety, in particular how to protect your privacy on social networking sites. Adam provides some sound advice often drawing … Continue reading

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