Category Archives: Instant Messaging / MSN

Monitor your child on Kik, iMessage, Instagram

This tactic is similar to, the now old fashioned trend, of ‘friending’ your child on Facebook.  As tweens and teens leave Facebook in droves you can no longer keep a strategic eye on them from afar in the old way. So new approaches are needed!  Kik and iMessage … Continue reading

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What is Kik Messenger? Is your teen on it?

Kik describes itself as, ‘the fastest, simplest, most personal smartphone messenger out there.’ It is an app that can be downloaded onto a smart phone, an iPod, or iPad and users can text others for free. This is one of its allures! … Continue reading

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Instagram or Instasex – What are the dangers?

In June I wrote a post about Instagram. I asked parents to take an active role and check if their children were on it. Check what photos they were posting, if they were geotagged, who was following them and what sort of photos they were viewing. … Continue reading

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Keep up with your kids

If you are struggling to keep up with the latest computer terms and acronyms, don’t stress – you are not alone! Even though I work in ICT (Information Communication Technology) everyday I seem to have to learn a new TLA … 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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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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Talk like a teenager LOL

If you can’t understand what your child is writing when they send you a text, help is at hand with iCyberSafe.com’s Guide to Talking Like a Teenager! SMS text messages are limited to 140 characters, so it is easy to understand why users … Continue reading

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