Tag Archives: Instagram

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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Heartbreaker – a Like 4 a Hate!

In the online teen world the  ‘Like Button’ is synonomous with acceptance and it goes without saying that acceptance is the ultimate accolade at this age.  One of my students told me that once she has posted a picture of herself … Continue reading

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Most Humiliating is the Embarrassing Pic on Facebook

More than anything else teens fear the posting of embarrassing photos of themselves. Many say that they cope with mean comments but they live in fear of someone taking a photo and posting it on one of the many social media networks … Continue reading

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Tween: ‘I need a Mobile!’ Parent: When is the right age?

There is an easy answer to this question!  Your child is old enough when you need them to have one.  A tween is usually in your company or with other responsible adults therefore there is no reason for a phone.  If they … Continue reading

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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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