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Why Build a Positive Digital Profile?

Whether we like it or not, we are living in the digital age. Much of life can be done behind a screen. You can literally look up/find anything and everything you want within a few clicks. And that’s not entirely a bad thing, but this type of access can become addictive and unsafe pretty quick.…

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App Alert: Walkie-Talkie

Last week, the Walkie-Talkie app spiked to a top 10 placement in two different categories: Social Networking and Top Free Apps. What is Walkie-Talkie? Walkie-Talkie was developed back in October of this year and has quickly become widely popular due to its capability to talk back and forth with your friends for free (there is also…

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Top 4 Questions We Get From Parents

Since the beginning of Be Socially Smart, parents have asked many questions in regards to their kid and social media/technology. Below we have summed up the four biggest questions we commonly get from parents just like you: What age is appropriate? Perhaps the biggest question we get from parent revolves around “what age is appropriate…

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When Should I Give My Kid A Smartphone?

In this digital age, one of the biggest questions on the mind of parents is “What age is appropriate to give my kid a smartphone?…or When should I let my kid have _____ app?” The first thing to note here is this: there is no silver bullet answer. For apps, there are age recommendations/restrictions put…

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Keep Your Kids Safe on YouTube

With billions of videos being viewed per day, YouTube is currently rated #1 in the Apple App store under the Photo & Video category. It is globally popular due to its videos, music and live streaming. According to the App’s description, “Make watching your favorite videos easier with the YouTube app. Explore brand new content,…

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Netflix: What Parents Need to Know

With cable and satellite prices continually rising, many people are switching over to a much affordable way of viewing/streaming entertainment. Some of these streaming services may include Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Video, Sling, Twitch, etc. But the number one streaming service out there, by far, is Netflix. History of Netflix Founded in 1997, Netflix has strived…

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New IOS 12: New Features Parents Need To Know About

If you’re an Apple user, chances are you have already downloaded and played around with the biggest new update, IOS 12. IOS 12 has many new (and updated) features that Apple users can enjoy and use on their devices. But perhaps the most significant update, especially for parents, is the new Screen Time feature!  …

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Tik Tok

App highlight: Tik Tok

When it comes to top trending apps that our tweens and teens have actively used over this past year, musical.ly is one of the most popular. But back in late 2017, musical.ly was bought out by one of their main competitors, Tik Tok…a similar, but much more popular music video/social media platform based in China.…

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End the Screen-time Battle with this Monitoring App

Are you the type of parent that struggles with getting your kid off their phone? Do you seem to have ongoing issues with getting your kids to do their chores, outdoor activities, or anything else that doesn’t involve their phone? Do you wish to have just a little bit more control over how much time…

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Be Socially Smart is your social media encyclopedia of knowledge that will keep you informed on all the latest tween and teen trends, teach you the crazy jargon, show you the best and worst apps, and help you make informed decisions that keep your kids safe.

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For better or worse, social media has completely revolutionized our world. So how do we as parents in the digital age navigate the world of smartphones and social media with our kids? On the Be Socially Smart Podcast, we'll keep you informed and up to date on all things technology and social media. Whether you are a parent of a teen, tween or elementary age kid, this podcast is for you. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss a single episode.

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