Standing in line at school registration today, I was reminded of how much sting some words can have. Kids not wanting to see certain kids, how much they don't like someone. I was glad to hear that many of them have no problem speaking 'real' with their friends while parents are present. Even engaging some … Continue reading Middle School Conversations
YouTube will be the last social media app for tweens/teens that I will talk about this week. Don't worry, there will be more. You do not need an account to view videos on YouTube. I repeat - you do not need an account to view videos on YouTube. Yay, somewhere our kids, under 13, can … Continue reading Boob Tube, YouTube
Guess how old you have to be for Instagram?! Ding, ding! You guessed it, 13! Well not really a guess if you have been following this week’s posts. And you can find their TOS link at the bottom. I did not read this one in its entirety. You can catch up on the basics, Snapchat, … Continue reading Insta Whoa!
Musical.ly official description from their website “musical.ly is a social media platform for creating and sharing short videos. Every day, millions of people around the world use musical.ly as an outlet for creative expression and communication with friends. musical.ly is a platform that connects individuals to a vibrant and highly-engaged community of content creators.” I … Continue reading Dance To the musical.ly
Snapchat has become the selfie game changer and pretty much the go to app for tweens, teens and young adults. A person, 13+ can create a Snapchat account. Link at the bottom if you want to read the TOS. Choose a lens - the flower crown, dog face and several other that change sometimes daily … Continue reading Snapping On Social Media
Almost all social media platforms, apps and anything else associated with the world wide web, require a child to be over the age of 13 to sign up for an account. The reason for that is so they don’t have to follow and comply with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). COPPA was established in … Continue reading Social Media Anxiety