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Digital Detox: Reboot for Real Life

Digital Detox: Reboot Your Brain for Real Life Benefits. A digital detox is like a reboot for your brain. It helps you to be better and more efficient in your everyday life. Taking a moment to myself is a struggle for me, but I knew a digital detox would be worth the effort to disconnect. […]

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4 Questions to Spot Fake News

“Fake News” is a major headline and buzzword these days. It’s good that we’re talking about ethics in publication, but the truth of the matter is that fake news is not new. Even defining fake news is difficult because journalism, politics, and social media all contain components of fact, opinion, and the gray area of […]

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Cyberbullying prevention starts at home.

If all your friends jumped off a bridge would you do it too? Show of hands, how many heard that growing up? I think this analogy deserves a reboot. We are living in strange, uncertain times. Many people are full of anxiety about the in-coming administration and the question I hear over and over again […]

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How to Parent in the Digital World

Most parents do a good job talking to their children about “saying no” to tobacco, alcohol, and drugs, but starting a conversation about cyber safety can be harder. It is critically important for parents to turn on parental controls and restrictions on every Internet connected device their children have.

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4 Social Media Tips From a College Student

It is important to find a way to let your voice and personality come through in what you post. There is a fine line between fun rivalry and an inappropriate post.

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Podcast: Social Media Safety Checks Following Attacks on Paris, the Rise of Hacktivism

The terrorist attacks on Paris dominate our thoughts and our social feeds, so what can we learn from social’s take on the tragedy?

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101 Digital Safety Tips

There’s so much information on how to protect passwords, computers, laptops, and mobile devices from hackers and other threats that sometimes choosing the best practices for internet and computer safety can get a bit confusing, particularly if you are not tech-savy. Check out this compiled list of 101 simple, straightforward best practices and tips for keeping […]

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App Spotlight!: WhatsGoodly

WhatsGoodly is an anonymous, location-based, social polling application designed for college students.

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5 Tools to Secure Your Social Media

One way to keep tabs on access to your social accounts is to install an intrusion detection system on your mobile devices.

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Media Monday: Show Your Support on Social Media!

After the devastating attacks on France this past week, it is comforting to know that we can show our support through social media. Facebook has launched a campaign that allows it’s users to use the french flag as an overlay for their profile pictures. Log into your Facebook and look for one of your friend’s […]

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APP-solutely!: Workflow App

Compatibility is important when it comes to apps like this, and Workflow already works with a few key ones like Venmo and Dropbox.

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Can YouTube Help a Student’s Reputation?

Since YouTube is owned by Google, links to Youtube videos and YouTube channels are given priority in Google search. Learn how positive videos can turn a student’s Google results into a three dimensional version of their college resume.

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Is Social Media Ruining Politics?

The social media is changing the way politicians communicate with voters, altering the tone and content of political speech. But it’s doing more than that. It’s changing what the country wants and expects from its would-be leaders. It is turning out to be more encompassing and controlling, more totalizing, than earlier media ever was.

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Media Monday: 5 Crazy Ways Social Media is Changing Your Brain

Ever wonder how social media affects your body and brain? You might be surprised! Check out this video by AsapSCIENCE that breaks it down here:

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The Dangers of Social Media…Scarier than any Halloween Costume

Are we keeping the conversation going with our teens when the playground is replaced by a new virtual used social contact? Veteran YouTuber Coby Persin, demonstrates how some children are easily lured into potential danger on the internet.

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Keep Your Business & Customers Safe on Social Media

Social media is a key component to any digital marketing strategy these days and a security plan is necessary when using social media for your business. It is possible for cybercriminals or someone else who wishes ill toward your company to take over one of your social media accounts and post something that isn’t in […]

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How to Make Social Media Less Scary

Every company needs its own social media policy, to be shared with – and acknowledged by – all employees, not only those with access to the company Twitter account.  Tackle one of the most difficult subjects for marketing professionals to get their heads around in a few simple steps.

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10 Don’ts on Social Media for Students

Because of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, we’re reconnecting with old friends and making new ones every single day.  It really can be a positive experience, as long as we follow a few dos and don’ts.

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40 Things You Should Do to Increase Social Media Engagement

Today’s business owners tend to see the value of social media, but don’t always really know how to fully leverage it to drive the most engagement – and therefore leads – for their business. Just think of this as your ULTIMATE to-to list to optimize your social media strategy.

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20 NBA Twitter Accounts You GOTTA Follow!

Looking for new sports accounts to follow on Twitter?  Well we’ve got 20 NBA accounts that you just have to follow!

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Get Info on Today’s Most Popular Apps!

Any parent who is raising a teenager knows what it’s like to worry about their social networking habits, their security, and privacy— or the lack of it. Because social media has opened doors for people who want to connect, share, and create their very own online presence, it has spanned an entire generation of teenagers looking […]

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40 Twitter Power Tips from AdWeek

One of the things that makes Twitter so great is that there’s always something new to learn. As the platform expands and new people join and make their impression on others, attitudes shift and what we thought of as norms become relics and clichés. That’s both inevitable and healthy.

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50 Sexting/Texting Terms & 7 Snapchat Tips Every Parent Should Know

Do you think Snapchat photos evaporate within seconds of delivery? Guess again – and that’s just one thing parents should be worried about.

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5 Apps to Keep your Smart Phone Safe from Hackers

More people are using their smartphones for banking, payments and social media, but many fail to consider the security risks. Protect yourself when making payments and accessing personal information on your phone.

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Social media: What kids are using and how to keep them safe

Teens and adolescents report feeling the need to be connected through social media at all times, even late at night. Parents need to know how to keep them safe while online.

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25 Twitter Tips For Students, Parents, And Teachers

Figuring out the proper way to leverage one of the most popular learning tools on the planet can be tough. If you’re a student, parent, or teacher, Twitter can be a powerful weapon in your arsenal of learning resources. Check out these Twitter tips for students and others that might be in order.

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The Future of Social Media Will Be Built With Positive Psychology

Social media is not so new to our livelihoods. Messaging platforms powered by the latest available technology have existed since the start of the Internet. Though, its rapid growth has changed human behavior in ways we’ve never seen before.

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LinkedIn Profile Checklist for College Students

New to LinkedIn or just looking to update your profile for potential employers?  Use this easy-to-follow checklist as a guide to make sure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date!

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Top 10 Internet Safety Myths

According to the EU Kids online researchers, these are the top ten internet safety myths floating around the world wide web.

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15 Apps and Websites Kids Are Heading to After Facebook

Social media apps that let teens do it all — text, chat, meet people, and share their pics and videos — often fly under parents’ radars.

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LinkedIn Uses for Teens

LinkedIn isn’t just for adult professionals anymore.  Teens can use the professional networking site to build a profile for their “personal brand” and to think about how they would like to be known to others.

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The College Girl’s Guide to Staying Safe on Social

This preppy college blogger knows a thing or too about social media! Check out her take on safe social media practices! Click her logo to read more!  She’s got 5 great tips that you can pass on to your social media-savvy college student! Stay safe on social! -SMAC

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Hey Parents! Do YOU Know What Snapchat Is?

So you’ve seen your kids doing this to their phone right… . They’re probably Snap-chatting their friends! Now, you’re you sitting there asking: Well parents of the world, hopefully this video should help give you some must-needed info!

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8 Ways to Stay Safe on Social Media

Walk down the dark and ominous allies of the Social Media Metropolis, and you can’t be sure what lurks around each corner. Knowing what to do is like having a flashlight in the dark! Here’s 8 tips that will be your flashlight in the social media world

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7 Tips for Your Kids on Using Social Media Safely

Are your kids on social media?? There’s so many different ones out there: Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Vine.. the list goes on! Check out parenting.com‘s tips on how you can make sure your child is protected while interacting with the world through social media.

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Twitter Inc’s Periscope tells viewers the exact location someone is live streaming from

Periscope, Twitter’s live video app, will broadcast video directly to your Twitter feed from your phone. What many Periscope users might not realize is the exact location you’re live-streaming from is displayed on a map under your stream. Viewers can even zoom in to see individual street names and pinpoint almost the exact location someone […]

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Twitter’s new Periscope App Takes a User Privacy Hit

Periscope is an app that Twitter released not long ago that allows users to broadcast live video and audio from their phones into their Twitter feeds. There are a few privacy pitfalls to be aware of prior to using the app that are illustrated in this article.

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Is Snapchat for Small Businesses?

Snapchat can be a great marketing tool for businesses that provide products and services to teens and young adults. If you have a small business you may be wondering if it could benefit you. Read through this article to get a better idea of if it

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How to Use Snapchat for Business

This guide on Udemy was designed to help businesses learn how to utilize Snapchat. If you are a business that creates products or services aimed at teens and young adults, you may want to consider completing this course to get some fresh ideas about marketing your business.

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8 Brands Rocking Snapchat

These 8 brands are using Snapchat (successfully) to promote their business. Check out this article to see what brands are using it and why it is working for them. Some of their strategies may be useful for your business.

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Snapchat How-To

This site explains to users how Snapchat works. They walk you through how to use the app and what it is used for. They also mention some of the things you need to be aware of, including the fact that people can take a screenshot of your snap you send. Check out the site and […]

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What Parents Need to Know About Snapchat

Snapchat is popular among teens right now and it is important to be aware of what it is and how teens are using it. This article outlines what it is, how it works, and what the dangers of the app can be. They also mention how you can have a conversation (not a lecutre) with […]

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A Parents’ Guide to Snapchat

Snapchat is an app that allows users to send a photo or short video to other users for only 10 second before it disappears and cannot be seen again. It seems like a fun and worry free app but there can be some safety concerns. Read this excellent guide to get a better understanding of […]

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Tips for Parents of Twitter Teens

Parents, here is some important information you need to know about Twitter. Twitter is a popular social media app for teens. They can write “tweets” that anyone using the app can read if they do not have their profile set to private. That being said, here is some advice on what to do to keep […]

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10 Twitter Safety Tips

Here is some advice about Twitter that everyone can find helpful. If you or your child “Tweet” then you will want to read through these tips in order to keep your account private and stay safe on Twitter. This account provides excellent advice on staying safe in the Twitter world.

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Twitter for Teens

Twitter is a popular social media site for teens and this page by Twitter provides some advice for teens to keep them safe on the site. Follow this advice to keep your account safe and learn what to do if someone is giving your problems or if you come across offensive tweets.

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Teen Safety on YouTube

YouTube has written some advice on their site to help teens better enjoy their site. It can be fun to post and watch videos but there are also times where you may come across videos or comments that that make you uncomfortable. Here is some advice on how to handle difficult situations while using the […]

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How to Make YouTube Safe for Kids

This video will walk you through how to change your account settings to keep you children safer while on YouTube. Follow along with the video to learn about how to keep your kids safe.

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YouTube Safety Tips

YouTube is a fun site for people to watch the latest viral video but it can also be a place for young children to see inappropriate material. Even seemingly innocent searches can result in videos with vulgar language or videos you don’t want your children to watch. Here is some advice on how you can […]

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YouTube and Your Kids

YouTube is a popular site where users can upload and view videos. Anyone can use the site which means there is some great material on it as well as material that you would not want your children to watch.

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Is Vine Safe for Kids?

Vine is a popular app for kids. It allows users to create and share 6 second videos for everyone to see. But is it safe? Here is some important information you should know about the app and how you can make it safer for your teens to use.

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How to Use Pinterest with Your Children

Pinterest can be a great site to use with your children. Once you know how to navigate Pinterest safely, you can use it to have a lot of fun with you kids. You can both use it to do things such as finding activities to end boredom or finding recipes to cook together. Using it […]

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5 Pinterest Security Issues You Should Know About

Pinterest can be an excellent site for finding inspiration but you need to use caution when on the site. As great as it is, there are some security issues to be aware of. Read through this article to learn about the 5 main security issues surrounding Pinterest so you can “pin” safely.

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Vine – What Parents Need to Know

This article explains everything you need to know about the app Vine. People who use Vine create 6 second videos and then share them with the world. Anyone with the app can view your Vine. It is important to check out Vine because there are not as many privacy features as some other forms of […]

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How to Use Tumblr for Your Business

If you have heard about Tumblr but haven’t been able to figure out how it might help your business, this article is for you. You will learn what Tumblr is and how you can use it to grow your business. If you already have Tumblr for your business, this may have some fresh new ideas […]

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4 Effective Ways to Safely Navigate Tumblr

These 4 tips will help you safely use Tumblr. The tips focus on keeping your personal information safe from others. It will help you edit your privacy settings as well as tips on how to keep your information private when using Tumblr.

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Tumblr – What Parents Need to Know

This article is a must read for parents, especially if you are the parent of a teen. The article explains what Tumblr is and why kids love it. You will learn what how Tumblr works and the danger it can have. It is easy for children to come across inappropriate material even if they are […]

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Setting up a Pinterest Business Account

This article walks you through the process of creating a Pinterest account for your business. The article explains the difference between a personal account and a business account. The article also explains how to get started with a Pinterest account for your business. They also touch on how you can expand your audience and use […]

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Using Pinterest for Businesses

If you have a business and have a Pinterest account this is a must read for you. This article provides the “10 Commandments” for using Pinterest for businesses. Follow the advice of this article to help you better interact with you Pinterest follower while growing your business.

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Is Your Privacy Safe on Pinterest?

This article looks into the privacy of Pinterest. It highlights some important privacy issues you should be aware of so that you can edit you security settings to keep your information secure.

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Marketing Instagram Style

Instagram can help you grow your business. Here is some advice on how to use Instagram to engage your followers and build your business.

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A Parent’s Guide to Instagram

This guide to Instagram was designed to give parents a better understanding of the app so they know what their children are doing. It also contains answers to some commonly asked questions about the app.

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What Parents Need to Know about Instagram

This information will help give you a better understanding of what Instagram is and how it works. We hope that this can educate you, as a parent, on the basics of Instagram so you can safeguard your children.

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5 Instagram Safety Tips for Teens

These 5 tips will help keep your teen safe while using Instagram. They include understanding privacy settings, profile appearance, sharing locations, following others and being followed, and helping your child with set-up if they do decide to join.

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Keeping Kids Safe on Instagram

Parents, here is some basic information you need to know in order to keep your children safe on Instagram. There are the facts you need to know to better understand this social network.

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Safety Tips for Teens on Facebook

These 7 tips will help you stay safe on Facebook. Also watch the video to find out how using Facebook can get you in trouble if you are not careful.

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Recommended Facebook Privacy Settings for Teens

This chart shows suggested Facebook privacy settings to help keep your information safe. Consider using these settings to avoid information getting into the wrong hands.

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Teens are Leaving Facebook

Many teens are leaving Facebook, and instead, going to other popular, and potentially more dangerous social networks like Instagram, Snapchat and messaging apps like Kik and WhatsApp.

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Alternate Websites Like Facebook for Kids Under 13

If your child is determined to be on Facebook, consider looking into these more child friendly alternatives. These websites could potentially be a little safer, as they’re geared more toward the younger generation.    

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Facebook Explores Giving Kids Access

Facebook is exploring giving children under the age of 13 access to the social network, as long as they are under parental supervision. This is an aggressive move that can help the company attract more users, and can be potentially dangerous for privacy concerns.

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Facebook Tips and Info for Parents

This is a general article giving some detail about Facebook for parents to understand the website in more depth. This could help parents keep their children safe and secure on the website.

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