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Amino – Online Communities and Fandoms App

(Rated 12+, Social Networking) All children and teenagers seek a way to connect with like-minded individuals, share their passions and interests, and discover new experiences. Many of them seek out

Cambodia – Global Center for Child Sex Trafficking

Weak law enforcement, corruption, grinding poverty and the fractured social institutions left by the country’s turbulent recent history have helped earn Cambodia an unwelcome reputation for child trafficking, say experts.

When Should I Get My Kid a Phone?

When I speak to groups of parents about cyber safety and social networks I always get asked: “When should I get my kid a phone?”Usually, the parent tells me their

What’s the upside?

I have been trying a new strategy when I’m taking to students about cyber safety. I’ve been asking, “What’s the upside?” What is the upside to allowing a total stranger

Apps to Help Combat Cyberbullying

BullyBlock – (Android – FREE) – This app captures and block bullies that are causing you and your family harm. The Bully Block app allows users to covertly record verbal threats

New California Bill to Tackle Cyberbullying

California has introduced a new bill to tackle cyber-bullying teenagers who share sexually explicit images of others. The legislation came after the suicide of Audrie Pott, a 15-year-old Saratoga High

Yik Yak – What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to be on the look out for Yik Yak on their children’s smart phones. This new social media app that launched just three months ago is spreading like

Pheed – What parents need to know

Pheed is best described as a hybrid of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube — except that you can require others to pay a premium to access your personal channel. Why

Tumblr – What parents need to know

Tumblr is like a cross between a blog and Twitter: It’s a streaming scrapbook of text, photos and/or videos and audio clips. Users create and follow short blogs, or “tumblelogs,”

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