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Technology Thoughts and Trends Friday

By Leah Nieman | November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s Friday so that means I’ll be sharing some fun technology thoughts and trends. I want to keep you up to date on technology thoughts and trends relevant for families. This week I’m sharing a fun video to get you thinking and discussion texting as a language with your teens. Friday is also technology story…

Texting Apps Teens Love

By Leah Nieman | November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Texting Apps Teens Love| leahnieman.com

Texting is a large part of communication for many kids, teens, and adults. Many teens are using one or more apps for texting. Do you know which texting apps teens love? While some of these apps have features that make them worthwhile, others have features that definitely pose safety concerns. Talk to your family about…

Technology News Friday

By Leah Nieman | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Welcome to Technology in the News Fridays Each Friday I’ll be sharing recent technology news. I want to keep you up to date on technology news relevant for families. This week I’m sharing some recent news regarding the new 24 inch Nabi tablet. Friday is also technology story day. Social media often gets presented in…

YouTube Safety Options for Families

By Leah Nieman | October 27, 2014 | 2 Comments
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…

Technology in the News

By Leah Nieman | October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Technology in the News| leahnieman.com

Welcome to Technology in the News Fridays Each Friday I’ll be sharing recent technology news. I want to keep you up to date on news relevant to some of the social media apps teens are using. This week I’m sharing some recent news regarding Snapchat. This news shouldn’t come as a surprise to most parents.…

Our Homeschool Community Hurts

By Leah Nieman | October 15, 2014 | 11 Comments
The Homeschooling Community Hurts| leahnieman.com

It’s quiet in our homeschool community. I’d like to think it’s because   so many of us are busy living life with our families. But, I fear that’s not the case. I think some, like me, are hurting. Our homeschool community hurts because of scandal, and we’re afraid to speak of it. Just one ugly…

News and Storage Apps

By Leah Nieman | July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Storage and News Apps| leahnieman.com

I’m rounding out my Best College Apps for Young Adult Series. Today we’re looking at news and storage apps. Students need a way to streamline news sources they love. They also need a way to store and share files. You’ll find lots of varying opinions on these apps. I found it helpful to read sources…

3 More Apps for College Bound Young Adults

By Leah Nieman | June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Apps for Reading and Writing| leahnieman.com

I’m picking up where I left off and sharing 3 more apps for college bound young adults. The goal is to have resources at your fingertips. Most college students hit the campus with some sort of digital device in hand. As parents, we can use this opportunity to show our kids apps that will help make…

Best Apps for College Bound Young Adults

By Leah Nieman | June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
College Apps| leahnieman.com

Most college students hit the campus with some sort of digital device in hand. As a parent it’s been fun to show my kids all the great apps available. And, I’ll admit my kids have shown me many useful apps as well. It’s important that my kids enter the world as young adults who understand…

Parenting and Spyware

By Leah Nieman | June 7, 2014 | 7 Comments

    I get questions from parents asking for my thoughts on filters. I came across some reading which suggests parents use spyware programs like Mobile Spy or Stealth Genie as a means to track their teens. Here are my thoughts on it     [kad_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrRt_PfXjU4″ ]   Feel free to share your thoughts…