When it comes to protecting your children online, no safety app is better than having an open and healthy dialog about digital safety. However, some monitoring apps can help parents start a dialog with their kids. Learn tactics and tools for managing screen time from an expert.
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Are kids being robbed of social skills because they have too much screen time? Learn how to promote healthy screen time for children by creating guidelines, monitoring their devices, and fostering an ongoing conversation with them.
Three experts talk about the recent Harvard rejection and share their best tips to avoid making social media blunders. Learn how your student can avoid hurting their college admissions chances, what to do if your student is harming their future opportunities with their social media use, and more.
In this 20 minute tutorial, the SafeSmartSocial team walks you through our top 5 social media safety tips that can help parents keep kids safe and smart online. Learn the most dangerous feature apps have, what the best monitoring tool is, which network we recommend students start with, and more.
Voxer is a free messaging app that allows users to send real-time voice messages (like a walkie-talkie) to other users. Learn if Voxer is safe for students to use, teen messaging statistics, how this app can be harmful, and steps you can take if your student is using Voxer.
As parents and educators, it’s important that we ingrain internet privacy best practices in students from a very early age. Learn how to create a healthy dialog with students about online privacy, tactics students can use before sharing posts about other people on social media, and more.
We asked 8 experts to share their best talking points, resources, and strategies parents can use to promote having a healthy dialog with their children. Learn how to use yourself as an example, how to ask questions that encourage a dialog, how to teach security best practices, and more.
With 52% of teen using Instagram, it’s safe to say that a lot of parents are teaching their children Instagram safety. Learn how keeping communication open is better than any monitoring app, how to empower students by teaching them online safety, and what the potential risks are on Instagram.
The Blue Whale Challenge creates new opportunities for predators to target victims on social media by forcing teens to perform harmful tasks over 50 days, with the last task urging the victim to commit suicide. Learn what to do if your student is engaging in this harmful challenge.
Parents want to ensure that their children are making wise choices when they post online–and above all–they want to encourage their children to use social media in a way that won’t have a negative effect on their reputation. In this post, learn how students can avoid oversharing on social media.
Many of us overlook the content we post on social media, which can be used to by hackers to gain access to our identity and personal information. Learn the top 3 social media activities that put you at risk, how to avoid making a security mistake on social, and more.
When it comes to learning responsible social media and internet use, kids are best guided by observing positive behaviors. Learn how to set a good example for kids online, which apps to avoid, and how to encourage your teen to monitor their online footprint.