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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…

Technology Makes Me a Better Parent

By Leah Nieman | May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Technology Makes Me a Better Parent| leahnieman.com

There I’ve said it. I’ve thrown down the gauntlet. I’ve made this statement to friends. I’ve made this statement to those I thought safe saying it to and realized they completely disagreed. It’s caused me to really dig deeper into this issue. I’ve read, I’ve question, I’ve watched my own relationship with my 2 kids…

12 Social Media Apps All Parents of Teens Should Know Wrap Up

By Leah Nieman | May 10, 2014 | 1 Comment
12 Social Media Apps All Parents of Teens Should Know| leahnieman.com

 Welcome to the 12 Social Media All Parents Should Know Wrap Up! It’s been a fun week learning about what social media apps teen love. This week we’ve covered Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Google+, Vine, Wanelo, Kik, Oovoo, Pheed, Ask.fm. Below, you find a round up of the week all in one easy post.…

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

By Leah Nieman | May 8, 2014 | 2 Comments
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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…

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

By Leah Nieman | May 7, 2014 | 2 Comments
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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…

12 Social Media Apps All Parents Should Know Series-Day 2

By Leah Nieman | May 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
12 Social Media Apps All Parents of Teens Should Know Day 2

  Welcome to Day 2 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 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you missed that post you can…

12 Social Media Apps All Parents Should Know Series-Day 1

By Leah Nieman | May 6, 2014 | 2 Comments
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[clear] Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Social Media Apps All Parents Should Know Series. This week we’re going to talk about 12 social media apps popular with teens. Some of these might be familiar to you. Others might be new to you. I’ll introduce 3 social media platforms each day this week. On…

Should Parents Lie to Get their Kids a Social Media Account?

By Leah Nieman | April 21, 2014 | 2 Comments
Underage Kids and Social Media

Over the past few years there’s been a rise in the number of kids who lie about their age to get an account on a social media site whose Terms of Service require users to be a certain age (usually 13). In 2011, Consumer Reports said there were 7.5 million Facebook users under 13. One…

My first eBook is now available at CurrClick!

By Leah Nieman | March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

My first eBook is now available at CurrClick! Family Digital Media Agreement It is important that we teach our kids to be technologically responsible. We need to start conversations early and continue them well into the teen years. This Family Digital Media agreement will give your family a framework to getting started. Feel free to…

Internet Safety and Social Media for Kids Hangout

By Leah Nieman | March 7, 2014 | 3 Comments
Internet Safety

Internet Safety and Social Media for Kids is a concern for many parents today. I’m always excited when I have to opportunity to talk about this issue. So I was thrilled to take part in the Kids, Social Media & Internet Safety for Homeschooling Families iHomeschoolNetwork Hangout this week. These hangouts take place every Thursday. They…