October 2, 2017

With now more than two billion users worldwide, Facebook is the undisputed king of social media, with almost as many users as the next two platforms combined.  Out of the top 10 social media apps, Messenger and Instagram are owned by Facebook, which contributes to thei...

July 14, 2017

If you’re reading this, then you are probably concerned with cyberbullying and other related topics, such as sexting.  You may have heard of Netflix’s new show, 13 Reasons Why, but have you watched it?  If not, you really should.  The show is a very realistic portrayal...

July 3, 2017

Despite what parents may like to believe, multiple studies, like this one conducted by Drexel University, report that many, if not teenagers, have participated in sexting.  While their study reports that most students they interviewed had participated in sexting, they...

September 19, 2016

Is it ever okay to spy on your kids?  I expect that many people will react strongly to that question, one way or the other.  That was my intention.  I’ll start off by saying that I don’t believe it’s ever okay to “spy” on your children.  I do believe that it’s okay to...

September 3, 2016

I live just outside of Philadelphia.  Up until recently, the speed limit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike was 65 MPH.  It recently was raised to 70 MPH. 

People’s initial reaction to the new speed limit ranged from saying that it’s about time the speed limit match...

August 8, 2016

Kik is popular with kids for several reasons.  I’ve been using it for several months now.  Mostly observing how people use the app and how they treat each other on it.  Here’s my conclusion: parents should not let their children use the app.  Here’s why:

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June 10, 2016

If you are old enough to remember the G.I. Joe cartoons from the mid 80s, then you probably remember the public service announcements that were included in them.  The lesson taught in every one of them was that, “knowing is half the battle.”

Previously, I’d written two...

May 31, 2016

Pretty much everyone, including parents, use abbreviations when texting.  They save time and maybe even some money, depending on your texting plan.  For parents that look at what is being said in a text or in a chat room, the acronyms are easy to spot.  Some of them ar...

February 6, 2016

For those of you that have never heard of Tinder, it is a free app that is meant to introduce people interested in a “relationship.”  I used quotation marks for that because the term has many meanings on Tinder.  There’s a reason why it’s known as the “hook-up” app....

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