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It Matters How Parents Monitor Snapchat and Other Platforms

Your teen wants to assert their independence, they want to explore the world they live in, and they want to socialize with their friends. Social media seems like the perfect platform for this, a place where they can start to define their identity and reach an audience of their peers and family members. As a parent, however, it may be hard to let them stretch their wings. Teens feel ready for more independence, but parents still remember them as the baby, toddler, and child they so recently were. As well, it’s easy for parents to remember the pain and pitfalls of our own teenage years and want to protect their children just a little longer. In order to give teens their freedom while assuaging your own concerns, it is vital that you talk to your children about their safety and what steps you’ll be taking to keep them safe. How

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Parents Social Media Guide: Know Your Memes

Things change by the second when it comes to online popularity. What was relevant last night, is suddenly yesterday’s old news. Even the way information is disseminated changes just as quickly. Right when you think you have a handle on it all, everything changes. This applies doubly to memes, which spread rapidly on social media, especially among teens and tweens. 

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Children and Sexting – a Jiminy Report

Jiminy is a parenting app, helping parents keep their children’s phones safe.
To better understand the extent of sexting among children, Jiminy analyzed over 54,000,000 text messages and 1.5 million hours of phone usage from phones protected by Jiminy, over the course of nine months. This what we discovered.…

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Hooray for Grandparents!

How important are grandparents in their grandchildren’s lives? Studies show that a strong bond between a grandparent and grandkid holds incredible benefits for both. If this article won’t make start planning the next visit to Nana’s house, were not sure what will.

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Can You Put Parental Controls on Instagram? Should You?

Instagram is not suitable for young children, and some parents even hesitate to allow their teens on the social network. However, there are a few tips and tricks that will help parents make sure their child’s Instagram profile is much safer. The number one concern every parent has when it comes to Instagram is, “how safe is it?” Like any social media platform, that answer comes down a lot to maturity, a good knowledge of online safety, and good use of privacy settings.

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