Finally, A Good Anonymous Messaging App For Kids

Finally, A Good Anonymous Messaging App For Kids

Social Media
A few months ago, Sarahah was the most popular app among kids and teens. It was created with good intentions - originally, the app was supposed to help with giving honest feedback to employees. But once kids got a hold on Sarahah, they began to use it to cyberbully each other. Its anonymity made it easy for users to post hurtful comments and even investigate how to catch a cheater. Now, there's another anonymous messaging app named TBH, short for "to be honest," which also encourages honesty from its users. Unlike Sarahah, though, TBH is a step in the right direction. Here's why. Positive Comments [caption id="attachment_95" align="aligncenter" width="640"] TBH was created to lift kids up, not bring them down.[/caption] Even though it's anonymous, TBH makes it near impossible to…
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How College Students Can Study Online

How College Students Can Study Online

College
One of the best ways for college students to be successful is by learning how to effectively study online. If your child doesn't already use their electronics for school, they may be unfamiliar with all the tools and options that are out there. That’s why I've compiled this small guide on the different ways that college students can study online. Before my son told me, I had no idea that college students could use the Internet to prepare for a test. These days, textbooks come in eBook form, so students can download them on their tablets, laptops, or smartphones. There are also sites like Wikipedia, which aren't necessarily credible sources for a research paper, but they make excellent informal study guides. There are also a variety of apps out there,…
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Quick Halloween Safety Guide

Quick Halloween Safety Guide

Safety
Halloween lets kids be whoever they want for a day, and families see it as an opportunity to have fun together. However, some people out there don't have the best intentions for this holiday. I personally think that you always need to perform a background check on your babysitter. This goes double for anyone who's supervising your child on Halloween. To have the safest Halloween possible, just follow some of these tips. Know Who Is Watching Your Child If your child is under the age of 12, they should be trick-or-treating with a trusted adult, preferably in a group with other children. You might not be able to take them yourself if you have a hectic work schedule. That's why you need to run a background check on whoever is…
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Want To Know Who Your Children Are Really Talking To?

Want To Know Who Your Children Are Really Talking To?

Family
Being a parent for almost 20 years now has really tested my patience at times and been a blessing at others. If you are a worried parent and want to know who your children really are outside of your home, read this article. This post will hopefully give you some insight on teenagers as well as let you know who they are really associating themselves with. Whose Number Is This? [caption id="attachment_64" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Do you know who your children are hanging out with?[/caption] I know for me, my children have had the same group of friends since they were about two years old. When they went off to high school however, it seemed to me that my son was beginning to hangout with a different crowd. This started to…
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The Dangers of the Newest Anonymous Messaging App

The Dangers of the Newest Anonymous Messaging App

Social Media
In the social media world, Sarahah is the hottest app out there right now. It allows users to anonymously send messages to each other, urging them to be constructive. However, as with most things on the Internet, it has taken a dark turn. The app is now being used as an outlet for cyberbullying and your child could be affected. Although you can't read someones text messages without installing software on their phone, you can install a cell phone spy software to see if your child has been a target for cyberbullying with this app. Talking about Sarahah can also be an important and necessary lesson regarding online safety. What You Need to Know Sarahah was originally created by a Saudi Arabian developer and was intended for employees to give…
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Smart Phone Safety For Your Kids

Smart Phone Safety For Your Kids

Safety
Ever since their introduction, smart phones have continued to revolutionize the way in which we communicate to one another.  No generation has been more affected by this than our children's generation.  My own children for example are never without their smart devices.  Whether they're at the kitchen table waiting for dinner to be served or just sitting on the couch watching TV, they always have their phones in the palm of their hands.  While it's great that these devices can be used for just about anything, you still need to be careful.  There are many different dangers that face smart phones users, especially children.  Here are a few of those dangers and how you can help protect your family against them. Cyber Bullying When thinking about online issues that face…
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