Category: Social Media
Social Media - any online application that has a interactive element: Facebook, YouTube, Blogspot, etc.
How Things have Changed!
It's amazing how quickly Technology trends change! It was only about a year ago that I was trying to convince parents to get on Facebook to help keep track of their kids. Facebook Privacy Posts, Social Networking posts.
Social Media Facebook Exodus
Once all of the parents and friends' parents have made it to Facebook I have seen a drastic decline of Facebook usage from kids and teenagers. Possibly they unfriended me, but my instinct tells me that most kids have entered into different social applications. They may still have an account and occasionally get tagged in a photo, but the majority of their online interaction must be through a different social media application.
Popular Alternatives to Facebook
Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat, Pinterest, dating sites .. and the list goes on and … Read More »
Vacations, gifts, candles, shopping. It is easy to get lost in the hustle of the holidays. Take a few extra steps so that you can keep your holiday season full of good will and cheer!
Secure those Christmas Gifts! – Whether it is a laptop, computer, tablet, or smart phone, it is so exciting to open and play with a new toy! Take the time to download all required updates for the device. Download and install anti-virus software. For smartphones, make sure to add a password and install additional security software on your phone. Do not get on the Internet until you have sufficiently secured your new device.
Take Care in a Crowd – The holiday season can be crowded and busy leaving you vulnerable to theft. Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet or purse. They are the prime … Read More »
Securemama Speaks on YouTube for Kids!
I was recently on a local TV program to talk about YouTube safety Tips. I have recently created an updated post with more helpful hint for parents to know how to protect their kids. Scroll down to see the TV clip!
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We all love YouTube!
It can be very entertaining (The laughing yoga videos are my new favorite).
It can be very educational.
It can be inspiring.
Overall, it's great tool and it's not going away.
But is there a YouTube for Kids?
The scenario is very familiar. We let the kids watch something on YouTube. It's a very entertaining video. They are then displayed similar videos. They can easily click through series of videos. Here's the problem:
This trail of YouTube videos can … Read More »