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Parent Guides for Apps that Kids and Teens Love

Facebook used to be a child’s first social network. What was great about Facebook was that most parents were already on that network. Parents could easily check in on their kids by friending them or touring their Facebook feed. Today, most kids are bypassing Facebook and jumping on to Instagram or even Snapchat. With these other…

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What Parents need to know about Vault Apps

Vault apps or locker apps appeared on my radar during the Canon City High School sexting scandal. At this high school, school officials discovered teens were sharing and trading inappropriate pictures of themselves. They were able to keep these pictures hidden away on their phones by using vault apps. Since then, I keep hearing about…

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What Parents Need to Know about Wishbone

Recently, I had a friend ask me about a new app she discovered on her child’s phone. When it comes to apps, her kid is always two steps ahead of everyone else at middle school. Her new app is Wishbone. Wishbone launched in May 2015 and is gaining in popularity, especially with girls. If you have a child, who…

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The Guess My Password Game 2015 Edition

For the last five years, Splashdata has released a list of the most frequently used passwords. I stumbled upon this list a few years ago and quizzed my eldest child on her password. I guessed it in four tries. Yes, she had the #4 password on the list. Every year, I quiz them on their passwords. Over…

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More College Admissions Using Social Media

When I was in high school, most of us applied to only a few colleges. We were selective because the application process was daunting. Every college had their own unique application plus recommendations, essays and application fee. When it was done, we had a trip to the post office to mail it all off. With the common application,…

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Parenting and Safety Tips For New Devices

This holiday season, many kids received their own device. The first device used to be an iPod Touch or a Nintendo DS in 3rd or 4th grade. With tablets becoming cheaper and easier to use, children are starting off with a brand new tablet. If your family is like mine, you probably eased up on-screen time and checking in over…