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Social media for kids and teens

Is Your Teen Doing This on Social Media?

Is Your Teen Doing This on Social Media

It seems almost daily we are bombarded with headlines like “Is Your Teen Doing This on Social Media?” Oftentimes the “this” is something scary and horrific. There’s so much advice warning parents about things their teens shouldn’t be doing on social media. Do you ever wonder what your teen should be doing on social media? There…

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3 Social Media Skills Every Teen Needs

3 Social Media Skills Every Teen Needs

76% of teens ages 13 to 17 use social media. Our teens are incredible tech savvy. Their social media skills often rival or exceed that of their parents. As a parent, it’s easy to overlook the essential social media skills every teen needs. We’re so busy focusing on what they are posting and who they…

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Twitter and Meerkat on Technology Friday

Technology Fridays-Twitter & Meerkat

It’s Technology Friday and today we’re going to be talking about Twitter and Meerkat. Tweets just became more searchable! You no longer have to go directly to Twitter in order to look up a Twitter account, hashtag, or specific tweet. Now, specific trending hashtags and twitter accounts will show up when you search using Google. Ardan…

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Live Streaming Teens

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Welcome to the World of Live Streaming Teens Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak at the Teach Them Diligently conference in Atlanta, GA. It’s always great to share with parents about all the various social media platforms our kids are using. One conversation I had with a parent stuck with me. He said, “Social…

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Technology Friday – Responding to Unkindness

Responding to Unkindess on Technology Fridays| leahnieman.com

It’s Technology Friday! This week we’ll look at the new update from Instagram. And let’s talk about responding to unkindness, shall we? I’ll be honest, there’s lots of it online right now. And, I’m seeing some pretty harsh words from adults….parents. This week we’ll watch a video of how one girl responds to unkind words. Let’s…

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Technology Friday – Instagram News

Instagram News on Technology Friday| leahnieman.com

It’s Technology Friday! This week we have the latest Instagram news. If you use Instagram, you don’t want to miss it. Also, how different are we than our grandparents? The article that I’m sharing this week gives you some interesting thoughts. It’s a great opinion piece. Share it with friends and family during the holidays…

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YouTube Safety Options for Families

YouTube Safety Options for Families| leahnieman.com

The question I get most often when I’m speaking is, “How can I set up my YouTube account for ‘family friendly’ viewing?” YouTube is a great resource. Here are some YouTube safety options you can use for your family. As always, I recommend talking to your kids about what they view online. Open communication is going to…

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12 Social Media Apps All Parents Should Know Series-Day 4

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Welcome to Day 4 of the 12 Social Media Apps All Parents Should Know Series. This week we’re talking about 12 social media apps popular with teens. Some of these might be familiar to you. Others might be new to you. Yesterday we discussed Vine, Wanelo and Kik. If you missed that post you can view…

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12 Social Media Apps All Parents Should Know Series-Day 3

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Welcome to Day 3 of the 12 Social Media Apps All Parents Should Know Series. This week we’re talking about 12 social media apps popular with teens. Some of these might be familiar to you. Others might be new to you. Yesterday we discussed Snapchat, Tumblr and Google+. If you missed that post you can view…

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