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Free Messaging Apps: What Parents Need to Know

At any point, if you look at the top trending social networking apps, you will find many free messaging apps that are sweeping the top 20. To name some of the current, popular ones: WhatsApp, Houseparty, WeChat, Line, Telegram, KakaoTalk, TextNow, etc. Why are these types of apps trending? A few reasons to mention: Everyone…

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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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Ask Questions! 4 Conversations to Have with Your Kid

Do you ever struggle with having meaningful conversations with your kid/teen when it comes to their digital life? Most parents would answer with a big YES. There’s so much to cover in regards to social media and technology that it can seem overwhelming and very difficult to know where to start. But we believe that…

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GroupMe Cyberbullying Concern

One of the biggest fears parents have in letting their kid/teen be on social media is the risk of cyberbullying. “Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person.” –Kids Health Though there are different types of cyberbullying, today we wanted to highlight one that has recently surfaced in a…

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Parents of Gamers: Two Apps You Need to Know About

If your kid is any bit of a gamer, chances are they are on (or have heard of) Twitch and Discord. Here’s what you need to know: Twitch (Live Game Streaming): 17+ in App Store Taken from the App Store, Twitch users can “Watch live streams and chat with devoted gamers around the world…Watch live…

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Digital Detox

digital detox

“We Touch, Tap, & Swipe Our Phones 2,617 Times Per Day.” (eocinstitute.org) For the average person, the above statement is shockingly accurate. And even though it might not feel like we touch, tap, and swipe our phones that many times throughout the day, studies show that we are dependent and addicted to our smartphones. Think…

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App highlight: Tik Tok

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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Having Hard Conversations with Your Teens

So my kid has messed up on social media, now what? This might be the greatest fear parents could have in allowing their kid to have social media: making bad choices and the ripple effect of those choices. You were trying to build trust and a relationship with your kid, and now you feel like…

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Think Like a Kid: Looking at Social Media from Their Point of View

Do you remember what life was like as a tween/teen? What did you look like? Who did you hang around? Let’s be honest; a lot has changed since those prime years; especially the use of smart, mobile technology. It’s a new era, and sometimes technology can seem overwhelming, stressful, confusing and all around negative. But…

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