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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

My Son’s First Phone

 

I was sitting in the bleachers of my son’s recent hockey practice when another parent came up to me and sheepishly asked: “Does your son have a phone?” “Funny you should ask,” I replied. Coincidentally enough, we gave our son his first full-functioning phone that very day. I don’t think this particular parent knows what I do for a living, so he wasn’t asking “the expert,” he was simply asking another parent. This led to a nice conversation about what I have learned about kids and devices in my research over the years.

Read more: https://cyberbullying.org/my-sons-first-phone

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Three Instagram updates to protect people from racism and abuse on Instagram.

 


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Instagram update

 


50 Ways to Make the Last Month of Summer Fun - While Using Technology Together

From "FOSI", "Family Online Safety Institute"
https://www.fosi.org/good-digital-parenting-tool/summer-fun-checklists

Each checklist has 10 unique ideas (socially distanced or not) that give parents a chance to boost family time. Categorized by Learning, Fun, Social Change, Digital Citizenship, and Go, there are plenty of ideas suitable for all types of families looking to reincorporate a few pre-pandemic habits back into their routines. 



Thursday, July 15, 2021

Twitter Lets Users Retroactively Change Who Can Reply to Tweets

Building on a 2020 feature that lets users choose who can reply when composing a message, this update could prove especially useful for folks whose posts receive unexpected attention or unwanted responses. Simply tap on the three-dot menu in the upper right corner of a tweet to modify the "Change who can reply" option. The function, according to Mashable, is rolling out globally on iOS, Android, and the web.

Learn more: 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/twitter-lets-users-retroactively-change-who-can-reply-to-tweets

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