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Technology Gifts and Music| leahnieman.com

Technology Gifts and Music

By Leah Nieman | December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday! This week I’ll be sharing some technology gifts for kids and some music to make your holidays merry. We saw Black Friday and Cyber Monday come and go. Many of us are busy with holiday shopping. If you are still looking for holiday gift ideas for your kids, here are a couple of 2014…

Gather Around Your Mobile Device| leahnieman.com

Gather Around Your Mobile Device

By Leah Nieman | November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’re headed into the holiday season. We’re sure to see articles suggesting that families aren’t connecting because of their digital devices. I think it’s easy to blame our neglect of engagement with others on an object. It’s easier to do that because, by doing so, it means that we don’t have to accept the responsibility…

Social Media and Teens| leahnieman.com

Social Media and Teens

By Leah Nieman | November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, we discussed online safety for younger kids. Now, I’d like to talk about technology and teens. Yes, this means social media and teens. It can be a scary topic for many parents. Do we say “no” to social media for our teens? Do we put firm limits on their time online so that they can…

Technology News and Trends| leahnieman.com

Friday Technology News and Trends

By Leah Nieman | November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday so that means I’ll be sharing some fun technology news and trends. I want to keep you up to date on technology new and trends relevant for families. This week, I’m sharing a story to get you thinking about the power of social media. Watch the video and read the story. It’s a…

Dating Apps and Teens| leahnieman.com

Dating Apps and Teens

By Leah Nieman | November 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Dating….we’re entering a whole new phase. As parents we want to pretend that our kids aren’t talking to strangers online. Surely they’ve listen to us as we’ve talked about the dangers of sharing personal information over the internet. But our teens have grown up connecting online. It’s normal to them. They don’t group their friends…

Technology Thoughts and Trends| leahnieman.com

Technology Thoughts and Trends Friday

By Leah Nieman | November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

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| leahnieman.com

Texting Apps Teens Love

By Leah Nieman | November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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| leahnieman.com

Technology News Friday

By Leah Nieman | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

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| leahnieman.com

YouTube Safety Options for Families

By Leah Nieman | October 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

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| leahnieman.com

Technology in the News

By Leah Nieman | October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.…