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Stressed? 5 Apps to help you Unwind

Next week is spring break. When the kids were younger, vacations were simply a chance to do something fun and miss school. I have noticed, as they have gotten older, they need a vacation. With AP classes, extracurricular activities and the fear of missing out, they are dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety. Both of…

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What parents need to know about ooVoo

According to researchers at Penn State, when it comes to privacy management, adults and teens think very differently. While most adults think first and then ask questions, teens tend to take the risk and then seek help. Unfortunately, the privacy settings on many apps are initially set at the most lenient level. While teens prefer to…

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What Parents need to know about Whisper

Many years ago, I was visiting a friend who showed me PostSecret. We spent an afternoon talking and scrolling through the blog which contained pictures of postcards people sent in with their deepest secrets scrawled on the back. Some were interesting; some were shocking; some were funny and all were anonymous. Later,I heard PostSecret launched…

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What parents need to know about Kik

Occasionally I have a week where my friends are all asking about one particular website or app. I had a MyYearbook week followed by an Instagram week. This week it was Kik. “Have you heard of Kik? What is Kik? What do I need to know about Kik?” Kik is a free mobile messenger app. With…

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myYearbook — Social Network meets Online Dating

“Making friends, playing games and even falling in love.” This is the tagline for the social network, myYearbook. MyYearbook is the #1 teen site most parents have never heard of.  This is not Facebook nor is it an online yearbook. MyYearbook can best be described as social network meets online dating. MyYearbook is a place to meet new people. This is not a network…