When children block (and Why it’s Probably a Good Thing)

Parental monitoring app for blocking

Blocking, on most social media platforms and apps, means to completely hide someone from your feed. You won’t see the blocked person and that person won’t see you. It is the ultimate way to avoid or hide from someone. Sounds extreme? Well, kids do it A LOT.

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Parents’ Guide to Twitch

Twitch is where people go to watch live streams of other people play video games. That’s the cliffs notes version, but that version doesn’t really do justice to the cultural phenomena that is Twitch.tv.
Let’s talk about why and how Twitch became popular, and how parents can make sure it’s safe for their children.

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4 Ways to Recognize Dangerous Apps for Kids

Recognizing Dangerous Apps for Kids

Is there a surefire way to find out if an app is safe for children? While no social media or any other social app can truly be 100% safe, there are a few precautions parents can take to protect their children and find out if a certain app is dangerous for children. We promise it won’t take long.

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How can parents monitor Instagram?

Instagram Safety

Can parents monitor Snapchat and Instagram, and possibly even make it safer for their child? Can you put parental controls on Instagram? The answer is a resounding – YES. Follow this guide to make sure Instagram is a safer app for your child:

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A Parent’s Guide to Social Media: Facebook

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While it’s certainly not as popular with children as it once were, you’ll be surprised by the number of kids who still occasionally hang out on Facebook. While most parents won’t need any introduction to Facebook, we feel our series of guides won’t be complete without the most popular social network in the world.
If you feel you don’t really need this guide, perhaps you’ll find the previous installments more helpful:
A Parent’s Guide to Social Media: Snapchat
A Parent’s Guide to Social Media: Instagram

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Child phone monitoring and how you can stay in the know about your child’s phone usage.

Let’s face it – as a parent, we’d all like to say that we know it all and have everything under control when it comes to our kids, but the increasing smartphone and social media usage in recent years has left many of us in the dark. What is really going on in our children’s lives? Can child phone monitoring help us unlock what is going on in our child’s life?

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Parenting tips: Self-Image, Celebrity Comparison and the Tween Mind

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We all want our children to have high self-esteem. In fact, high self-esteem largely influences future mental and emotional health, sense of worth, and social satisfaction. During the tween years, your child searches for identity through the opinions of her peers. Simple praise can make her self-esteem skyrocket, while one criticism can sometimes be devastating. Some parenting tips from Jiminy.

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